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14 Jun 2019
Major new £40m community sports campaign backed by Prince Harry
Major new £40m community sports campaign backed by Prince Harry   A major new Sport England campaign, aiming to use sport as a force for good, has received the royal approval from Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. The four-year Made By Sport campaign will champion the role sport can play in changing lives and raise up to £40m worth of funding in order to create sporting .... More>>
14 Jun 2019
Premier League football a 'significant generator' of inbound tourism
Premier League football a 'significant generator' of inbound tourism   The English Premier League (EPL) is a major driver of inbound tourism into Britain – especially when it comes to sports fans from long-haul destinations. Research by tourism agency VisitBritain shows that the EPL is a leading driver of inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans, with more than .... More>>
13 Jun 2019
Stephanie Hilborne named CEO of Women in Sport
Stephanie Hilborne named CEO of Women in Sport   Women in Sport has appointed Stephanie Hilborne OBE as its new chief executive. Hilborne, who is currently CEO at The Wildlife Trusts, is an experienced campaigner for change, as well as driving developments in both policy and government legislation. She has worked in nature conservation for more than 20 .... More>>
12 Jun 2019
Sports and fitness complex to open at £160m Alderley Park project
Sports and fitness complex to open at £160m Alderley Park project   A new health club and sports complex will launch as part of the Alderley Park science and technology park in Cheshire. The complex will include a large gym, group fitness studio, sports hall, three outdoor tennis courts and a five-a-side 3G football pitch. It will also be the first site in the region to include .... More>>
11 Jun 2019
Everyone Active and Max Whitlock launch competition to find 'next Olympic champion'
Everyone Active and Max Whitlock launch competition to find 'next Olympic champion'   Everyone Active and double Olympic champion Max Whitlock have joined forces to unearth the next generation of gymnastic talent. The two have launched an initiative called "Mini Max", which will offer keen young gymnasts the opportunity to win one-to-one mentoring sessions with Whitlock. Aimed at children .... More>>
11 Jun 2019
Women's World Cup: FIFA signs gender equality MoU with UN
Women's World Cup: FIFA signs gender equality MoU with UN   World governing body FIFA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations (UN) which aims to make football more accessible to women and girls. Signed during the opening ceremony of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 – which is currently taking place in France – the MoU will provide a .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
Škoda and Dame Sarah Storey launch female-only cycling academy
Škoda and Dame Sarah Storey launch female-only cycling academy   Car manufacturer Škoda has teamed up with 10-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey to launch a cycling academy for female cyclists who have aspirations to compete professionally. The Škoda DSI Cycling Academy is open to female cyclists aged between 17-25 and aims to provide young amateur cyclists with a .... More>>
09 Jun 2019
Sports people included in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Sports people included in Queen's Birthday Honours list   A number of sportspeople have been recognised for their work in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. David Gill, former Manchester United chief executive and vice chair of the Football Association (FA), has been given a CBE. In 2015, Gill was elected as a FIFA vice-president, but he rejected the .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Les Mills On Demand partners with This Girl Can campaign
Les Mills On Demand partners with This Girl Can campaign   Fitness group Les Mills has joined forces with Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to help break down women’s barriers to fitness. The partnership will result in Les Mills offering a free 21-day trial to its Les Mills On Demand platform – as well as a bespoke programme designed specifically for women who are .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Everyone Active, Brio and GLL among big winners at largest ever ukactive Awards
Everyone Active, Brio and GLL among big winners at largest ever ukactive Awards   Leisure operators Everyone Active and GLL each picked up three gongs at the ukactive Awards last night, held as part of the Active Uprising event at Manchester Central. More than 800 guest attended the awards ceremony, which saw Brio Leisure win the hotly contested Organisation of the Year Award. Everyone .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Capitaland sets launch date for £320m 'work-play' megahub
Capitaland sets launch date for £320m 'work-play' megahub   Singaporean property and investment group Capitaland has announced that the hotly anticipated Funan Mall will reopen to the public on 28 June. Situated in Singapore's Civic District, the revamped retail complex, which was restored by Capitaland for an estimated £320m (US$406.3m, €361.6m), features an array of .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Huw Edwards: 'We need a cultural shift across government'
Huw Edwards: 'We need a cultural shift across government'   Huw Edwards, acting CEO of ukactive, has called for a "cultural shift" across government, in order for it to recognise the crucial role that the physical activity sector can play in improving the nation's health. Edwards, giving the opening speech at today's Active Uprising conference in Manchester, said the .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Sport England and ukactive launch Communities of Learning platform to 'share what works'
Sport England and ukactive launch Communities of Learning platform to 'share what works'   A new leadership learning initiative aims to transform knowledge sharing in the physical activity sector. Launched in partnership by ukactive and Sport England, the Communities of Learning will operate through an online platform that allows leaders in the physical activity sector to discuss burning issues and .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Populous-designed Coca-Cola Arena opens its doors in Dubai
Populous-designed Coca-Cola Arena opens its doors in Dubai   The Coca-Cola Arena – a 17,000-capacity sports venue designed by global architecture practice Populous – has opened its doors in Dubai. Boasting an adaptable structure with an LED-clad façade, retractable seating, and a modular stage, the new facility also features over 35 dining outlets and 42 corporate suites. .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
FIFA signs 'landmark' deal to develop women's football in Africa
FIFA signs 'landmark' deal to develop women's football in Africa   FIFA and the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement, AFD) have signed a landmark agreement to promote women's football and develop school football in Africa. The strategic alliance, signed three days before the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in France, will see FIFA and AFD use football as .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
£20m Dunstable community and leisure hub opens its doors
£20m Dunstable community and leisure hub opens its doors   A £20m leisure hub, designed to bring a number of services under one roof, has opened in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Owned by Central Bedfordshire Council, the centre houses a health and fitness club with a 100-station gym, multi-purpose fitness studios, two squash courts and a large sports hall. The club will .... More>>
04 Jun 2019
HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects reveal design concept for 25,000-seat stadium in St Louis
HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects reveal design concept for 25,000-seat stadium in St Louis   American design firms HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects have unveiled their design plan for the "MLS4TheLou" – a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium proposed for St Louis, Missouri. Set to serve as the home of the as-yet-unnamed St Louis MLS soccer club, the new sports facility will feature a translucent ethylene .... More>>
04 Jun 2019
New Sport England fund to diversify the sport and physical activity sector
New Sport England fund to diversify the sport and physical activity sector   Sport England has launched a new fund aimed at diversifying the coach and volunteer workforce. The £1m Workforce Diversity Great Ideas Fund will be open for a month and will offer grants to organisations wanting to engage women and/or BAME communities in volunteering or coaching opportunities. According to Sport .... More>>
03 Jun 2019
Lancashire's Up and Active project returning '£28 for every £1'
Lancashire's Up and Active project returning '£28 for every £1'   A project aiming to get people across East Lancashire more physically active is achieving a social return on investment of £28 for every £1 spent. The Up and Active programme offers activity sessions based around exercise – including targeted weight management activities, a programme of exercise for children .... More>>
03 Jun 2019
England Hockey and Glasgow 2018 among winners of Sports Business Awards
England Hockey and Glasgow 2018 among winners of Sports Business Awards   Minority sports featured heavily among the winners of this year's Sports Business Awards. The Professional Darts Corporation won the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience award for its World Darts Championships, while England Hockey was handed the Best Operations Team award for the work of its events team. .... More>>
31 May 2019
Work on £20m Berwick Leisure Centre to begin in November
Work on £20m Berwick Leisure Centre to begin in November   Construction work on a new £20m leisure centre in Berwick, Northumberland, is set to begin by the end of the year. The centre will be built on the site of the current Swan Centre in Tweedmouth, with works scheduled to start in November. Facilities at the facility – which will be owned by Northumberland County .... More>>
31 May 2019
City of Changchun reveals plans to invest in sports and tourism
City of Changchun reveals plans to invest in sports and tourism   Chinese city Changchun is looking to establish itself as a major tourism destination and a leader in sports and physical activity. The city, located in Jilin Province, has a rich industrial past and has in the past prospered as a central hub for the country's automobile and railway industries. It is now, .... More>>
30 May 2019
HOK and SAP envision 'esports venue of the future' in new report
 HOK and SAP envision 'esports venue of the future' in new report   Architectural design and planning firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) and software company SAP have released their joint report on the future of esports design. According to their white paper, esports – the fastest growing industry in the entertainment sector – will soon require specially designed facilities .... More>>
30 May 2019
European football market worth €28.4bn – Premier League clubs post record revenues
European football market worth €28.4bn – Premier League clubs post record revenues   The European football market is now worth a record €28.4bn (£25.1bn), with the ‘big five’ European leagues contributing €15.6bn (£13.8bn) of the total income – a 6 per cent increase from the previous year. The 28th Annual Review of Football Finance, published by the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, .... More>>
28 May 2019
Report: government should focus funding on personal wellbeing, not economic growth
Report: government should focus funding on personal wellbeing, not economic growth   Personal wellbeing should be the primary focus for the UK government's spending plans, according to an influential report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics. The reportcalls on the government to ditch economic growth as the principal aim and, instead, boost funding for mental .... More>>
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