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Parkour UK chief executive Eugene Minogue will step down as CEO after 10 years in the role.

During his tenure, Minogue – who has held the role since the founding of Parkour UK in 2009 – has raised the profile of the activity and was instrumental in a successful campaign to ensure the UK became the first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport.

Thanks to its recognition as a sport by Sport England, parkour is now eligible to bid for government and National Lottery funding.

Commenting on his decision to stand down, Minogue said: "It now feels like the right time for me to step down and for somebody new to take the organisation forward through the next period of its growth and development to continue establishing Parkour/Freerunning as a ‘social-norm’.

"It has been a true honour to serve as the founding CEO of the first-ever recognised NGB for Parkour/Freerunning globally in Parkour UK, and to witness the rapid growth of our sport and community over the past decade.

"During those 10 years, we have achieved so much. We've established the world’s first (and still only) regulated coaching qualifications; introduced Parkour/Freerunning into UK schools; awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark; lead the development of both a British and a European Standard for Parkour Equipment; and establishing a participation base of around 100,000 people.

"These achievements have all been achieved without any public funding, that the vast majority of other recognised sports and NGB’s regularly receive in abundance."

The recruitment process to find a new CEO will commence later this year.

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