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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 this current phase

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,

Advice from our Independent Chair on Qualifications

When is a qualification not a qualification? In the UK right now we’ve got some really confusing times around coach education in the Parkour

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

Parkour UK invites nominations for an Elected Director

Following a governance review, Parkour UK implemented a new governance structure at our 2014 AGM and subsequent EGM in November 2014. One of the governance changes

Parkour UK AGM 9th July 2016, 6pm – Scotland

Parkour UK’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 9th July 2016, 6pm at The University of Edinburgh‘s Peffermill Playing Fields facility – Laurie Liddell Clubhouse, 42

Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief is back! This year Parkour UK have teamed up with Sport Relief to provide one lucky youth group with the chance to

Recruiting an Independent Director

We wish to recruit one Independent Director, for an initial four-year term and are now inviting applications.  Our Independent Directors are appointed by the

Information, Advice and Guidance – Training Outdoors

Parkour UK advocates and protects the rights and freedoms of Traceurs/Freerunners (practitioners) to practice our sport/discipline in the outdoors environment, providing this is done

Introducing Parkour/Freerunning in Trampoline Parks/Facilities

Information, advice and guidance on introducing Parkour/Freerunning in Trampoline Parks/Facilities. Context For clarification, it’s important that it is recognised and understood that Parkour/Freerunning is in no

Membership 2016

Parkour UK are pleased to open the 2016 membership applications and renewals, detailed below are the membership packages: Associate Membership (FREE) No subscription fee

To Be & To Last: A Parkour Documentary

‘To Be & To Last’ is a short parkour documentary from our members ParkourDance. It documents a 6 week research trip to the United States, by

Leading, Coaching & Instructing Courses 2016

Parkour UK is pleased to announce the provisional 2016 dates & locations for our Leading, Coaching & Instructing qualifications the: Parkour UK Sports Leaders UK Award in Leading

New #ParkourPark in Hednesford Park, Cannock

The UK’s newest #ParkourPark designed and installed by our facility development partners Natural Sports has recently launched today 3rd Dec 2015 in Hendesford Park, Cannock,

New Elected Directors Appointed

At 2015 AGM held on Tuesday 21st July 2015, following an open nomination process the membership voted to appoint an Elected Director & an Elected Director for each

The UK’s newest #ParkourPark launched in Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire

The UK’s newest #ParkourPark designed and installed by our facility development partners Freemove has recently launched in Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire The project has

New Independent Directors & Company Secretary Appointed

At 2015 AGM held on Tuesday 21st July 2015, the membership voted to support the boards recommendation to appoint a two new Independent Directors, in

Full Application submitted for Recognition with the UK Sports Councils

Following approval from our board, the community & our member organisations at our 2015 AGM on the 21st July 2015, Parkour UK has today (24th

New Parkour Park for Bexley, London

The UK’s newest ‪#‎ParkourPark‬ launches on Friday 28th August at Lesnes Abbey in Bexley, London. Our facility development partners Freemove worked with local traceurs &

Parkour UK​ welcomes the DCMS announcement by The Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch of a consultation on sport in the UK #SportingFuture

Parkour UK​ welcomes the Department for Culture, Media & Sport announcement by The Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch of a consultation on sport in the UK  Tracey Crouch, said:

Hounslow gets a Parkour Park

The UK’s newest ‪#‎ParkourPark‬ launches today, Monday 3rd August 2015, 11am Avenue Park, Cranford, Hounslow. Our facility development partners Natural Sports worked with Sébastien Foucan, local

Nominees for Elected Directors

  Detailed below is the list of nominees, their seconders and their election statements for the roles of Elected Directors. Elected directors will be appointed

Parkour UK welcomes nominations for Elected Directors

Following a governance review, Parkour UK implemented a new governance structure at our 2014 Congress/AGM and subsequent Special Congress/EGM in November 2014. One of the governance

Membership 2015

Following a governance review, Parkour UK implemented a new governance structure at our 2014 AGM and subsequent EGM in November 2014. One of the governance changes voted

Parkour UK AGM 21st July 2015, 6pm

Parkour UK’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 21st July 2015, 6pm at our registered office: 4th Floor, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QT. The following documents

New Parkour Park for Havering, London

The UK’s newest ‪#‎ParkourPark‬ launches on Friday 10th April, 1-3pm Central Park, Havering. Our facility development partners Freemove worked with local traceurs & the

Community Sport and Recreation Awards nominations open

Community Sport and Recreation Awards nominations open Is your organisation changing lives? Do you represent the very best that sport and recreation organisations can

Recruiting an Independent Director

We wish to recruit one Independent Director, for an initial four-year term, and are now inviting applications.  Our Independent Directors are appointed by the

2015 Level 1 & 2 Coaching & Instructing Qualification Courses

Parkour UK is pleased to announce the provisional 2015 dates & venues for our coaching & instructing qualifications the: Parkour UK 1st4sport Level 1 Award & Level 2 Certificate in

‘Sportivate Crawley Parkour’ wins Active Sussex Award

A Parkour experience launched by Freedom Leisure and Crawley Borough Council has won the ‘Active Sussex Sportivate Project of the Year Award’ at the

Parkour UK Welcomes Natural Sports as a Facility Development Partner

We’d like to welcome Natural Sports as a Parkour UK facility development partner. Natural Sports is a privately owned company dedicated to #Parkour /#Freerunning

2015 Membership Categories & Fees

At our 2014 AGM held on 29th July 2014, ​a special resolution to amend our Memorandum & Articles of Association was adopted by the

New Parkour Parks & Facilities launched

October has been a huge month for Parkour Parks & facilities in the UK, with two #ParkourParks launched in Southfields Park, Loughborough & Crynant,

afPE Guidance on introducing Parkour/Freerunning in Schools

Looking at how schools might safely introduce Parkour/Freerunning into their programmes. The current 2016 edition of Safe practice in Physical Education and Sport, in ‘Outdoor and

Notice of Special Congress (EGM), Wednesday 5th November 2014

Parkour UK will be holding a Special Congress (EGM) on Wednesday 5th November 2014, 6pm at our registered office: 4th Floor, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QT. The purpose of

Parkour UK joins the Scottish Sports Association

We’re delighted to announce that we are now associate members of Scottish Sports Association. We were welcomed into membership by fellow members at their AGM.

Parkour UK President, Sebastien Foucan launches ‘Sporting Promise’ programme

On Wednesday the 24th September our President/Ambassador, Sebastien Foucan visited the at the Coopers’ Company and Coborn School in Upminster, to celebrate the huge success

OIA survey on partipation in outdoor sport, physical activity & recreation

Our partners the Outdoor Industries Association & Go Outdoors are conducting a survey to find out how & why people do/don’t participate in outdoor recreation

Parkour UK Position Statement on an International Federation for Parkour/Freerunning

As detailed in Parkour UK’s Memorandum & Articles of Association (our governing document), in relation to an International Federation: 3.1.2 to  [Parkour UK will]

Encourage your MP to debate outdoor sport and recreation policy

Parkour UK and other organisations will be working with various MPs and peers to help ensure the key proposals make their way to the policy

Governance Changes to Parkour UK

At our 2014 AGM held on Tuesday 29th July 2014, the membership voted through changes to the governance of Parkour UK. A summary of the changes

New President & Home Country Representative for Wales appointed

At 2014 AGM held on Tuesday 29th July 2014, the membership voted to appoint a new President for Parkour UK & a Home Country Representative