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Board Updates – March 2024

Following our AGM at the end of 2023 and elected member elections early this year, we are pleased to announce some board updates. Representing

Esprit Concrete: FYI – Parkour for Mental Wellbeing

Esprit Concrete: FYI has been working across London to deliver a combination of parkour coaching and counselling to communities.

Parkour UK AGM 2023 Minutes

The minutes from the 2023 Annual General Meeting are now available.

Thank You Parul

Parkour UK would like to express a huge amount of thanks and gratitude to our Senior Independent Director, Parul Agarwal, who has stepped up as

Community Connection – September/October 2023

Community Connection - Here's an update from Parkour UK for the months of September and October.

Parkour UK Welcomes Sam Bradley as CEO.

Parkour UK welcomes Sam Bradley as our new CEO.

Parkour UK Welcomes Two New Non-Executive Directors

Parkour UK is excited to announce two new non-executive directors joining our board. Jude Taylor joins us as NED for governance and safeguarding. Jude

**FREE** Train Like A Woman Webinar

The Well HQ "Train Like A Woman" Webinar!

Parkour UK Update July/August 2023

Parkour UK's Update for July/August 2023

Parul Agarwal Steps Up Into Interim CEO Position

We are pleased to announce that Parul Agarwal, Senior Independent Director of the Board of Parkour UK, is stepping up as Interim CEO.

New Parkour Facility Opens in Peterborough

Aspire Parkour Academy have recently just opened their very own indoor space to run their parkour sessions in Peterborough.

Free Your Instinct / Esprit Concrete Statement – 30/6/2023

Esprit Concrete and Free Your Instinct announced that the organisations have entered into a strategic partnership that will support comprehensive delivery of parkour as

Parkour UK Update – May/June 2023

Welcome to Parkour UK's update for the months of May & June 2023. Take a look at some of the news that has happened

UK Coaching Week 2023

This year, UK Coaching Week is from the 5th-11th of June this year, with the theme being on “Duty of Care” We think it’s

Parkour UK Monthly Update – April 2023

The year is flying by! The first quarter of the year is done, and we have some exciting updates to bring you following some

Queer Parkour – Creating Safe Spaces within Our Community

Queer Parkour is a community-focused group, fronted by 4 members of the parkour, art du deplacement, and freerunning community who identify as LGBTQIA+.

The Liverpool Takeover – Reflections from Generic Parkour

Generic Parkour, from Liverpool, hosted a 2-day street training competition, the type that has grown increasingly popular over the last few years.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Outdoor Training! – Getting Started With Parkour

In this "Getting Started with Parkour" article, we'll discuss parkour training etiquette, and how to be responsible and safe when training outdoors, as well

Parkour UK Monthly Update – March 2023

March was a busy month for all of us at Parkour UK. Here is our monthly update for March 2023.

5 Ways Parkour Positively Impacts Your Mental Health

In today's "Getting Started with Parkour" article, we are going to be diving into some of the ways that parkour can benefit your mental

Parkour UK Statement Addressing Women’s Engagement Podcast & Social Media Posts

We have reviewed and considered posts that have emerged since the release of our latest podcast episode on women’s engagement, commenting on Parkour UK,

Parkour UK Monthly Update – February 2023

February was a short but busy month. We had a lot going on at Parkour UK, and things were moving quickly. This update involves

Digital Safety Principles – Parkour UK

Parkour UK’s social and digital platforms are our main channels of communication with the community. We want our digital spaces to be a safe,

Parkour UK Monthly Update January 2023

Happy New Year to everyone! Following a short break over the Christmas period, Parkour UK has been busy in the month of January. Here’s

What To Expect At Your First Parkour Jam

For someone new to the sport, attending a jam session can be very daunting, especially if you're travelling on your own. In this piece,

Parkour UK Monthly Update – December 2022

This month's monthly update will look a little different. It will be full of all the updates that happened during December, but will also

Level 2 Parkour Coaching Courses – 2023

SAVE THE DATES! 2023 Level 2 Dates Announced.

Parkour UK AGM 2022 – Minutes and recording

The recording and minutes from the 2022 Annual  General Meeting are now available. The annual general meeting provides a summary of the organisations progress

On Tuesday, December 6th, we attended the UK Coaching Awards event for the first time. In its 25-year history, this was the first time Parkour

Parkour UK Monthly Update – November 2022

As the year draws to a close, we are coming at you with the final update article of the year. 2022 has been a

Getting Started With Parkour – Training In The Winter

The UK is notorious for horrible weather during the winter. Lots of rain, heavy snowfall, and dark, cold evenings approaching quicker seem to be

Monthly Update – October 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

Engaging The Community & Challenging Public Perception – Team Reality (Member Highlight)

Team Reality is thriving. They have a new partnership with Sidney Sussex Park, a group that is based within a local park who have

York Takeover – The New Parkour Competition Format Highlighting A More Inclusive Approach.

Takeover events are when an individual or group from the parkour community spends some time compiling a list of challenges in their city. Parkour

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


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


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,