What We Do Parkour UK and Our Mission.

Parkour UK is the National Governing Body for Parkour/Freerunning in the UK. 

Since 2009, the organisation has existed to serve the wide spectrum of the parkour community. Our mission is to “Serve, Elevate, and Add Value” to the parkour community, and we celebrate the individuality, growth, and positivity that is seen within parkour/freerunning. 

We aim to support and develop Parkour/Freerunning in the UK, and to make the benefits of the sport accessible to any and all who want to learn. We will always strive to maintain and improve the spirit of the sport/discipline, and give a platform to individuals and organisations within our community to inspire future generations of our sport. 


Parkour UK is here to serve, elevate, and add value to the wide spectrum that is seen across the parkour community. 

We work closely with partners in addition to working with local groups, organisations, as well as national organisations/bodies, local authorities, constabularies to encourage and develop the safe and appropriate practice of Parkour/Freerunning.

We also provide guidance, support and assistance on all levels to all practitioners of the sport/discipline, and help maintain the standards of the sport in the country. 

Parkour UK’s work is overseen by the Board, which meets at regular intervals.

Meet the Team

The Board is appointed by members and through a recruitment process led by the Chair and CEO. Within the board we aspire to have diverse voices from in and out of the Parkour community.

Exec Team

Independent Directors

Appointed by the board and are external to Parkour UK. At least one of the appointed independent directors will hold the position of Independent Chair. Additionally one will hold the position of Senior Independent Director.

Elected Directors

The Elected Directors are nominated and elected by the the voting members of Parkour UK and consist of representatives who have nominated and elected by the voting membership across the UK and also one for each Home Nation of the UK – England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Workforce Sub-Committee

The Workforce Sub-Committee is made up of invited members, board members and the exec team. Their focus is on developing all aspects of the workforce including staff development, qualifications and CPD. Sub Committee members have a focus on representing the needs and voices of the Parkour community and presenting ideas in the context of the wider sports sector.