The concept of Leaders in Performance was first developed after the inaugural Leaders in Football in 2008. Following a series of consultations with key stakeholders that attended, it was identified that several major topics and talking points at Leaders in Football 2008 could be further developed in a conducive environment by bringing together the most relevant and important people.

One of these areas was sporting performance and excellence, by bringing together the elite coaches, managers, sporting directors, technical directors, performance directors. Thus, Leaders in Performance was created.

On the 8th October 2009, alongside Leaders in Football, Leaders in Performance was launched. Bringing together 200+ senior international sports practitioners from the world of football, rugby, cricket, tennis, Olympic sports, US sports, and many more, this 1 day conference was themed around the major factors for sporting success. Presentations and panel discussions considered winning mentalities, athlete development, talent identification, mental and physical conditioning, nurturing talent, sports science, sports nutrition, and analysis of elite performance. To find out more about Leaders in Performance 2009, please click here

A year later the second Leaders in Performance returned alongside Leaders in Football and Leaders in Sponsorship. An expanded conference programme saw over 280 performance professionals from 25 countries around the world across 22 different sports come together to share their knowledge and expertise. To find out more about Leaders in Performance 2010, please click here.

Leaders in Performance 2011 reached another milestone with the event expanded over 2 days. Sessions were diversified to incorporate some of the most senior performance talent worldwide across a wide range of sports including football, basketball, cycling, cricket and baseball, sharing their vision on talent identification, athlete development, analysis, coaching, mental/physical conditioning, and organisational behaviour. The conference also included 2 specific master-class sessions focussing on strength & conditioning and sports medicine.

Leaders in Performance 2012 covered subjects such as talent identification, athlete development, sports science, technology, analysis, psychology and physiology, as well as what sport can learn from the business world. The conference’s highlights included in depth interviews with Head Coach of the South African World Cricket Champions, Gary Kirsten, England Rugby National Team Coach, Stuart Lancaster and a fascinating panel on Innovation in Sport from NASA, UK Sport and McLaren F1.

To download the official Leaders Sport Summit 2012 event guide please click here.