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Barclays Spaces for Sports was invited to share its expertise at two global conferences promoting the role of sport in social development.

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Barclays Spaces for Sports was invited to share its expertise at two global conferences promoting the role of sport in social development.

The community investment programme uses sport to help young people around the world develop skills in areas such as team work, communication, conflict resolution, gender awareness.

The first event was organised by Laureus, a non-profit organisation which uses the power of sport to help tackle pressing social challenges.

The Laureus Sport for Good Summit took place on 1 November at the Kia Oval cricket ground in London.

The event was attended by sport legends such as Boris Becker, Sean Fitzpatrick and Michael Johnson.

Barclays Spaces for Sports attended a second event in France between 5 and 6 November, where tyre manufacturer Michelin played host to a major international convention based on the theme ‘Sport and Business’.

In front of an audience of top sporting names including seven-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb and Olympic gold medallist Adrian Moorhouse, the community investment programme shared its expertise on how businesses can promote education and social integration through sport.

By participating in these events, raised its profile and offered its expertise in sector promoting sports for development. It also enabled the programme to integrate the expertise of professionals in the field in its future projects.

Barclays Spaces for Sports is part of Barclays community investment programme, which invests in local communities as an integral part of the firm’s Citizenship strategy.

With a focus on financial, enterprise and life skills, Barclays supports disadvantaged people in building the confidence and skills to achieve financial independence and security.

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