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Monthly Update – September 2022

Every month, we will be putting together a monthly update on our website to keep you guys updated with everything that has gone on

NovaCity Announces FREE Youth Sessions

Early in September, NovaCity, an activities center based in Rotherham and Barnsley, announced that they would be running FREE youthwork sessions. I spoke with

How To Find A Community – Getting Started With Parkour

Training parkour solo has its benefits. When training on your own, you are entirely focused on yourself and the challenges set in front of

Get Started With Parkour – A Guide To Shoes

Unlike most other sports, parkour does not require a load of equipment to get started. All you need is some joggers and a pair

Movement Card develops for the UK

Parkour UK has supported the development and completion of 3 new Movement Cards for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to aid making practitioners and

Parkour UK partnership with Sport England

Parkour UK are delighted to announce funding of £1.575 million to help support and grow parkour participation and use the sport to tackle inequalities

Train Hard Parkour sees increase in women in Parkour after funding support from local council

Train Hard Parkour based in Poole have seen a strong increase in women attending their parkour classes after running a series of women’s courses

Holding the door open for everyone… Always…

Following the announcement by Red Bull regarding the athletes that will be competing at Art of Motion 2022, Parkour UK would like to share

Parkour opens up new horizons for Matthew

Matthew, a sports-loving teenager is discovering the new-found freedom and confidence-boosting benefits of Parkour. In many ways Matthew is a typical sports-mad teenager. Fiercely competitive, the 16-year-old from

Movement Park in Glasgow Job Roles

Movement Park in Glasgow currently has two roles advertised which incorporate Parkour into their wider development – Community Officer and Pathways Officer. These roles

Welcome Tracy

At our September board meeting we welcomed Tracy Rea to Parkour UK, replacing Steve Mitchell as the independent chair of Parkour UK. Tracy was

Recruitment: Senior Independent Director

Parkour UK are delighted to open recruitment for a new role within our Board. We are looking for a new independent director toenhance the

Train Hard – Funding Success

Train Hard receives substantial funding from BCP’s Bounce Back Challenge Fund Parkour UK would like to congratulate our members – Train Hard Parkour –

Parkour UK Return to Move Guidance

We understand this is an incredibly tough and confusing time for our members, coaches and gym owners around the UK. In 2021 as gyms

Farewell Mitch

The AGM on Thursday will signal the end of the Steve Mitchell’s time as independent chairman of Parkour UK. Mitch has led the board

Building networks & throwing yourself in at the deep end

Building networks & throwing yourself in at the deep end As part of the benefits package that Parkour UK offer Development Associates, last week

Movement Card – Development Associates Project

As most practitioners of Parkour know, the discipline can challenge the social conventions and perceived rules of the use of space. This can result

Natasha Preville – Being The Change We Want To See…

As we near the halfway mark in 2021, I reflect on my journey as an Independent Director at Parkour UK. Entering my second year

Development Associates: Storytelling lifestyle sport in 80 days

We are pleased to be launching the second round of our development associates programme this week, which will run during May, June, July and

Recruitment: 2 Senior Independent Directors & Company Secretary

Parkour UK are delighted to open recruitment for 3 new roles within our Board. We are seeking applications for 2 Senior Independent Directors and

Sion Kitson – Reflections on the Workforce Sub Committee

Embarking on a Journey Back to its Roots Since being invited to join the Parkour UK Workforce Sub-Committee 6 months ago it has been

Recruitment: Teacher’s CPD Tutors

Parkour UK is at a pivotal point in its development and executive capacity has now been in place for 6 months to deliver a strategy which supports the

Applications Open for Development Associate Programme

We are pleased to announce that our next run of Development Associate Projects are open for application.  As we move into the second year

Funding Directory Launches!

Parkour UK has today launched a funding directory to support our organisations to access information on funding support for their projects. The directory was

University Toolkit and Group Launch!

This week, our Universities toolkit launches – designed as a tool to support those who are  interested in the options for setting up a

Parkour in Schools – Guidance and Policies

Parkour has been taught in schools in the UK for over a decade and there are many coaches and schools across the country exhibiting

Development Associates Pt.4 – What’s Next?

Dan Newton Keep the momentum. As we continue to implement our Moving with Purpose strategy we are keen to maintain the momentum that we

Development Associates Programme Pt 3. – Education Settings

Omar Jackson Parkour has been in schools for a number of years now, even before it was recognised as an official sport. Companies have

Development Associates Programme Pt.2 – Jumping into the projects

Chris Grant In 2007 I launched Glasgow Parkour Coaching as one of the first Parkour businesses in the UK. It’s fair to say I

Development Associates Programme – an introduction

An introduction to the Development Associates Programme – Dan Newton  2020 – 21 has been a game changing year for Parkour UK, the £120,000 award from Sport

Thoughts on the January Board Meeting – Richard M Marshall

Richard M Marshall I joined the Parkour UK board in 2020 as the Elected Director for Scotland. While I have only been training Parkour

Uniting The Movement – with Purpose

Uniting the Movement, with Purpose Last week saw the launch of the much-anticipated new strategy from Sport England. The launch event had advertised a

Dorchester Parkour Park Campaign

Recently there has been various coverage in and out of theParkour community about the surprise removal of the Parkour Park in Dorchester.This removal appears

Time to Talk Day 2021 – End Mental Health Stigma

We invite our community and members to participate in Time to Talk Day on February 4th this year. The day is ran by Time

Qualification Statement – Parkour UK

Since 2017 Parkour UK’s qualifications have been separate and distinct from the ADAPT Qualifications Ltd. certifications and do not form part of the same

COVID GUIDANCE UPDATED

With the announcement of new restrictions this week, our COVID guidance has been updated and can be viewed here.  We understand these restrictions will

One Minute Brief: Advertise Parkour

They say when popular culture starts to joke about you, you know have hit the mainstream. For Parkour –  to the amusement and annoyance

‘P’ is for Parkour and Progressive… by Hannah Holland

Hi, I’m Hannah, I am hugely passionate about the sport sector, having had the privilege to have worked in the sector, and also been

Parkour Earth Issues Letter to IOC 

Parkour UK stand by Parkour Earth and the letter they issued to the IOC on 1 December 2020. The letter calls for their executive board to

United We Stand … 2020 and Beyond by Natasha Preville

“Parkour is for everyone” … Sits at the core of our work and although at first glance may not seem ‘ground-breaking’, it is one

New Parkour UK Level 1 Coaching Courses

We have arranged 2 new Parkour UK Level 1 Coaching Courses for towards the end of October 2020. We are aware that there hasn’t been

Coaching and Gyms Consultation Session

Over October and November we will be hosting a series of open consultations to gather opinions of the community and assess what actions we

Parkour UK’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Parkour UK’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday 25th September at 1730 – 1830. Below is the agenda that we will

Parkour UK Celebrates Dawn Of A New Era

Parkour UK, the officially recognised national governing body for Parkour and freerunning in the UK, has secured a £120,000 funding grant from Sport England.

Opportunities to work for Parkour UK

As Parkour UK begin a new era we are recruiting two positions; the roles are Development Manager and Development Co-ordinator. Both will work alongside the Chief Executive

Parkour UK Announces New CEO

Dan Newton has been appointed CEO of Parkour UK, the officially recognised National Governing Body for Parkour and freerunning in the UK. Dan is

Parkour UK Announces New Board Appointments

Parkour UK, the officially recognised National Governing Body for Parkour and freerunning in the UK, has bolstered its Board with the appointment of two,

We are recruiting up to two Independent Directors

Established in 2009 by the UK Parkour/Freerunning community and the City of Westminster, Parkour UK is the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) in the United Kingdom

Eugene Minogue to stand down as CEO after 10 years

Parkour UK CEO, Eugene Minogue, has announced that he will step down as CEO, following this years AGM after 10 years in the role.

Parkour UK invites nominations for home country Elected Director

Following the election of three new Elected Directors at our 2018 AGM and the appointment of the former Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP as

Parkour UK AGM 27th July 2019, 2pm – Cardiff

In accordance with our current Memorandum & Articles of Association, 38.1 – an AGM is to be called by at least 21 clear days’ written notice; 

Coaching Week 2019

Coaching Week – great coaching leads to healthier, happier communities Running from the 3-9 June, the annual campaign which empowers athletes, coaches and the

We are recruiting Independent Directors

Established in 2009 by the UK Parkour/Freerunning community and the City of Westminster, Parkour UK is the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) in the United Kingdom

Tracey Crouch MP appointed as Senior Independent Director

We are very proud and delighted to announce that the former Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP has joined the Board of Parkour UK,

Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey Nov 17/18 – Parkour/Freerunning participation figures

Data from Sport England‘s #ActiveLives Report shows participation figures of 96,900 in Parkour/Freerunning! Following recognition, Parkour/Freerunning features in the participation figures in the new Sport England Active

CIMSPA – Workforce registration and regulation consultation

You may know that we are supporters of CIMSPA –  the chartered professional body for the sport and physical activity sector. CIMSPA are committed

Research: The impact of injury among Parkour/Freerunning athletes

Parkour UK have partnered with the Centre for Sports and Exercise and Medicine, Queen Mary University of London to explore why people take part

Awards, CPD & Qualification Courses 2019

Parkour UK is pleased to announce the provisional 2019 dates & locations for our Awards, CPD & Qualifications. Please note that the dates, locations

Parkour UK launch Public & Community Survey’s to inform the development of our strategic plan

Parkour UK, today on the second anniversary of the formal announcement of the recognition of Parkour/Freerunning as a sport and Parkour UK as the

Parkour UK appoints our first Mental Health Lead

Parkour UK has appointed Kasturi Torchia as our first Mental Health Lead. Kasturi Torchia is an awarded psychotherapist in the final stage of her Professional

Sport Wales – School Sport Survey Results

Sport Wales recently released the figures and infographics for the 2018 School Sport Survey. You can view the full data tables on their Statistics pages. These

Nominees for Elected Director 2018

Following the recent announcement of the collective resignation of the Board of Parkour UK, Parkour UK invited nominations for home country Elected Directors.  We really

Parkour UK issues an Open Letter to British Gymnastics re: The wilful and continued encroachment, misappropriation and attempt to usurp Parkour by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)

Parkour UK, as the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) / National Federation for the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the United Kingdom has issued an Open Letter to British Gymnastics re: The

We are recruiting Independent Directors & a Chair-elect

Established in 2009 by the UK Parkour/Freerunning community and the City of Westminster, Parkour UK is the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) in the

Parkour UK invites nominations for home country Elected Directors

Following the recent announcement of the collective resignation of the Board of Parkour UK, we are now inviting nominations for home country Elected Directors We

The Board announce their collective resignation

As we approach to the two-year anniversary of the formal announcement of the recognition of Parkour/Freerunning as a sport and Parkour UK as the NGB,

Parkour UK AGM 8th December 2018, 12pm – London

In accordance with our Memorandum & Articles of Association, 38.1 – an AGM is to be called by at least 21 clear days’ written

Government Consultation: Review of GCSE, AS and A level physical education activity list

The Government via the Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation exercise having committed to doing so in 2015, which could have an implication for

Catherine Baker resigns a Senior Independent Director

As set out in 21.1.9 of our Memorandum & Articles of Association – [person shall cease to be a Director of the Company as

Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey May 17/18 – Parkour/Freerunning participation figures

Data from Sport England‘s #ActiveLives Report shows participation figures of 93,600 in Parkour/Freerunning! Following recognition, Parkour/Freerunning features in the participation figures in the new Sport England Active Lives

Parkour UK appoints our first Chief Medical Officer

Parkour UK has appointed Dr. Timothy Yu as our first Chief Medical Officer. Dr Timothy Yu is a qualified and General Medical Council registered General Practitioner

Parkour UK becomes a CIMSPA Skills Development Partner

Parkour UK has become a Skills Development Partner with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Launched in 2011, CIMSPA

Secretary of State, Matt Hancock joins us to #GiveParkourAGo

This morning we had Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport join us to #GiveParkourAGo with none other than Sebastien Foucan! We spent

Parkour/Freerunning is one of the top 5 activities girls and boys want to do in PE!

Check this 👇 out! Parkour/Freerunning is one of the top 5 activities girls and boys want to do in PE! If you want Parkour/Freerunning in your

Parkour UK backs second UK Anti-Doping – Clean Sport Week

Parkour UK are throwing our full support behind UK Anti-Doping’s second Clean Sport Week, which launched today Monday 21 May. This year’s campaign, which

Vote for Parkour UK as the ‘NGB of the Year’ in the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2018

Parkour UK is a finalist in the ‘NGB of the Year’ category of the Women’s Sport Trust a #BeAGameChanger Awards 2018! Finalists for all

Parkour UK shortlisted for ‘NGB of the Year’ in the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2018

Parkour UK are very proud to be shortlisted for ‘NGB of the Year’ in the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2018 for the second year running! 

Sport England’s Active Lives Report – Parkour/Freerunning participation figures

Data from Sport England‘s #ActiveLives Report shows participation figures of 101,800 in Parkour/Freerunning! Following recognition, Parkour/Freerunning features in the participation figures in the new Sport England Active Lives

Parkour UK becomes a founding Member of Parkour Earth

The right of self-determination and common unity brings the international Parkour community together to federate and establish the International Federation – ‘Parkour Earth’ As

New Independent Director Appointed

At 2017 AGM held on Saturday 8th July 2017, the membership voted to support the Board’s recommendation to appoint a new Independent Director. The appointment

Parkour UK makes representations to the IOC

As the recognised custodians of the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the UK and to protect and promote the integrity, rights, freedoms and interests of Traceurs/Freerunners (practitioners of our sport), our member

Parkour UK AGjaM 8th July 2017

Parkour UK AGM 8th July 2017, 6pm – Wales Parkour UK’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 8th July 2017, 6pm. This

Parkour UK issues further correspondence following FIG response

  As the recognised custodians of the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the UK and to protect and promote the integrity, rights, freedoms and interests of Traceurs/Freerunners (practitioners of our

Parkour UK issues further letter to Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) re: The encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour/Freerunning

Parkour UK, as the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) / National Federation for the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the United Kingdom issued an

Parkour UK issues open letter to Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) re: The encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour/Freerunning

Parkour UK, as the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) / National Federation for the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the United Kingdom has issued an

Parkour UK ‘Highly Commended’ in the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2017 – National Governing Body (NGB) of the Year

Parkour UK are very proud to to have been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Women’s Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2017 in NGB of the Year Award

Recruiting an Independent Director 2017

  Established in 2009 by the UK Parkour/Freerunning community and the City of Westminster, Parkour UK is the recognised National Governing Body (NGB in

Sport England’s Active Lives Survey reveals Parkour/Freerunning participation figures

‪Data from Sport England‘s #ActiveLives Survey shows participation figures of 96,700 in Parkour/Freerunning! It’s great to finally see Parkour/Freerunning featuring in the participation figures in the new

European Standard for Parkour Equipment, BS EN16899:2016 Published

The British Standards Institution (BSI) published BS EN16899:2016 the European Standard for Parkour Equipment – Safety requirements and test methods on the 1st February 2017. BSI, as a

Awards, CPD & Qualification Courses 2017

Parkour UK is pleased to announce the provisional 2017 dates & locations for our Awards, CPD & Qualifications. Please note that the dates, locations and courses may change throughout

Parkour UK appoints Playwaze as it’s technology partner

Playwaze, the innovative website and mobile app for organising sports activities, has been chosen as the official technology partner of Parkour UK. The Playwaze

Parkour/Freerunning officially recognised as a sport!

The UK has become the first country in the world to officially recognise Parkour/Freerunning as a sport, after the Home Country Sports Councils approved

Organisation Membership 2017

Parkour UK are pleased to open the 2017 membership applications and renewals, detailed below are the membership packages: Membership Categories: Associate – FREE No

The UK’s newest #ParkourPark to open in Slough, England

The UK’s newest #ParkourPark will open in Slough, England on Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 from 10am. The new #ParkourPark is located in Salt Hill

Parkour/Freerunning Action Plan for Mental Health

We want to use the power of the Parkour/Freerunning to make our activities welcoming, positive and inclusive for everyone. That’s why Parkour UK, alongside

Parkour/Freerunning Action Plan for Mental Health

We want to use the power of the Parkour/Freerunning to make our activities welcoming, positive and inclusive for everyone. That’s why Parkour UK, alongside the Sport

New Elected Director

At 2016 AGM held on Saturday 9th July 2016, following an open nomination process the membership voted to elect an Elected Director. The Nominees were were approved by the Board

New #ParkourParks in Hadleigh Park, Essex & Lichfield, Staffordshire

Parkour UK partners, Natural Sports Facility Development partners – Natural Sports have had a busy Spring, launching two new #Parkour Parks in Essex & Staffordshire. Essex’s

Nominees for Elected Director – 2016 AGM

Detailed below is the list of nominees which have been approved by the Board, their seconders and their election statements for the roles of Elected Directors.

Sports Coach UK launch – Future of Coaching

The way people approach activity and sport is changing. Coaching must be recognised for the wider benefits it brings to society and all those