World record Olympic hurdler David Hemery will mount a different podium next month when he talks about sport at a national conference on young people and anti-social behaviour.
Hemery, who won the 400 metre hurdles at the 1968 summer games, is speaking in Birmingham on 10 September.
The conference will also hear from Jennie Price of Sports England, representatives of youth organisations and the police and the Commission’s chief executive, Steve Bundred.
There is no charge for attending the event, which builds on Tired of Hanging Around, the Audit Commission’s report published in January.
Sessions will look at giving young people a voice, how the Olympic sporting legacy can be used to benefit young people, how councils can help support youth projects and what factors the police and councils should prioritise when developing new initiatives.
Mr Bundred said: “Our study … found that millions could be saved by keeping young people out of the criminal justice system, for example by giving them the chance of training for a sport.
“We have organised this conference to bring together some of the leading thinkers in the field of anti-social behaviour and youth crime.
“We’ll be discussing the impact of the recession on opportunities for young people and what councils, voluntary organisations and others can do to improve their prospects.”
To register visit the Audit Commission site
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