National Estate Churches Network

Sports Ministry on Estates – 20th Oct 2022

Sport For All

NECN is excited to host a day-long event with Ambassadors Football showcasing the work that different agencies achieve through the language of sport and the wonderful ways in which sport can be a catalyst and a vehicle for churches to reach out to their communities.

Sport For All will take place on Thursday 20 October 2022, 9.30 – 4.30 at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Worden Lane, Leyland, PR25 3EL.

St Andrew’s is a 20 minute walk from Leyland Station or there are regular buses from near the station. There is some parking at the church or Tesco’s car parking nearby.

Ticket price is £10 which includes lunch. (Total cost is £11.37 including Eventbrite booking fee)

Why not bring a group from your church and join us for a fantastic day?


0930 – Arrive
0945 – Keynote 1
1030 – Break
1045 – Walking football
1110 – Q&A with Keith McIntosh
1130 – Workshop
1230 – Lunch
1300 – Panel
1400 – Keynote 2
1500 – Workshop
1630 – Any questions?

Here are Martin and Claire to tell you about what we’ll be doing.

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Sport and Estates – the perfect combination. Find out how to step out of your building and onto the sports fields of your community to share the love of Christ with those that live there.

For over 30 years Ambassadors Football has helped churches to go out and serve their communities through football.

  • Come to find out simple ways to bring the Good News to estates through sports events and coaching.
  • See work first hand at the St Andrews’s Church, Leyland as we visit the ‘Walking Football’ group.
  • Listen to keynote speakers with more than 40 years ministry experience – Martin Bateman and Claire Lunn-Rockliffe from Ambassadors GB.
  • With workshops including Mark Oliver, Scripture Union  on Doorstep Sport and the Gospel and Kick.

You can find out more about the work at St Andrew’s and get some great ideas about using sport at church in our recent article: