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18 Dec 2018
London Mayor's new Sport Strategy includes £8.8m funding pledge
London Mayor's new Sport Strategy includes £8.8m funding pledge   The Mayor of London has published his Sport for All of Us strategy, following its official adoption by the London Assembly. The strategy, which was first launched for consultation in the summer, looks to highlight the importance of sport in "breaking down barriers and building stronger communities" across .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
US$192m redevelopment of Atlanta Hawks arena brings 'community indoors'
US$192m redevelopment of Atlanta Hawks arena brings 'community indoors'   The State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta has fully reopened, following a US$192.5m (€169m, £152m) renovation project which has transformed the 20-year-old indoor venue. Completed in phases, the redevelopment has been driven by Tony Ressler, owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, which is the arena's primary .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Qatar unveils eye-catching design for Lusail Stadium
Qatar unveils eye-catching design for Lusail Stadium   Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has revealed the renderings for Lusail Stadium – one of the many multipurpose venues that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup games. Designed by London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, the 80,000-seat arena – the eighth World Cup structure to be .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
US to have professional T20 cricket competition 'by 2021'
US to have professional T20 cricket competition 'by 2021'   USA Cricket plans to set up a professional T20 cricket league in the country by 2021. The national governing body has launched a search for an operating partner for the competition and has published an official "request for proposals" on its website. "We are looking for a partner to help capitalise on the .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Work to begin on £18m community football project in Sunderland
Work to begin on £18m community football project in Sunderland   Building work is set to begin in January 2019 on three community football hubs in Sunderland. The £18.04m project is being funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and Sunderland City Council – with The Football Foundation overseeing the project delivery. The three hubs – Community North Sports .... More>>
13 Dec 2018
zynk Design to create new bouldering venue in Swansea
zynk Design to create new bouldering venue in Swansea   Leisure architects zynk Design have been selected to develop an expansive indoor climbing facility in Swansea, UK. The future attraction, which will feature a 10, 500 sq ft (975.5 sq m) bouldering wall, will also include a cafe and retail area. Commissioned by the Climbing Hangar, the space will be built in .... More>>
13 Dec 2018
FA chief Martin Glenn resigns – will step down after 2018-19 season
FA chief Martin Glenn resigns – will step down after 2018-19 season   The Football Association (FA) chief executive Martin Glenn has resigned and will step down at the end of the 2018-19 season. The announcement will bring an end a four-year tenure, during which the FA has experienced significant successes both on and off the field. The FA has seen a 40 per cent increase in .... More>>
13 Dec 2018
Play and 'fun activities' should be available throughout life to improve health and wellness
Play and 'fun activities' should be available throughout life to improve health and wellness   Experts have urged governments and industry to increase opportunities for play and fun physical activities throughout life – especially in older years – in order to improve the health and wellbeing of populations. A panel at the ILC Future of Ageing conference has said making play possible throughout the life .... More>>
13 Dec 2018
Parkrun secures £3m grant from Sport England
Parkrun secures £3m grant from Sport England   Sport England is to invest £3m in the popular Parkrun movement, with a focus on helping more women and people from lower socio-economic groups to get active. Parkrun events are free to enter and are organised by volunteers, with hundreds events taking place across the country every week. The funding – .... More>>
13 Dec 2018
Wasps 'finalising' plans to build centre of excellence
Wasps 'finalising' plans to build centre of excellence   Premiership rugby club Wasps is finalising plans to build a centre of excellence on the site of the Old Leamingtonians RFC ground on the outskirts of Leamington. The club has completed a long lease agreement for the site and is now preparing to file a planning application to Warwick District Council Facilities .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
UK Sport strengthens mental health support for elite sport – appoints special panel and first mental health lead
UK Sport strengthens mental health support for elite sport – appoints special panel and first mental health lead   UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) have made a number of appointments to strengthen the mental health support system within the UK's high performance system. Dr James Bell, a performance psychologist who's worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Rugby Football Union, has been .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Sector leaders call for 'preventative health push' to get people more active
Sector leaders call for 'preventative health push' to get people more active   Physical activity sector leaders, parliamentarians and leading figures in health and business have called for the strengthening of preventative health measures in the UK. During a parliamentary reception, hosted by shadow public health minister Sharon Hodgson, leaders discussed the charting of a "roadmap" to .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
Surfing and skateboarding among sports to share £3m Aspiration Fund ahead of Tokyo 2020
Surfing and skateboarding among sports to share £3m Aspiration Fund ahead of Tokyo 2020   Surfing, skateboarding and climbing are among the 14 sports to have have received investment from UK Sport's new £3m Aspiration Fund. The fund, launched in October, has been designed to help support smaller sports – those which do not receive full UK Sport funding – with their ambitions to qualify and prepare .... More>>
06 Dec 2018
Industry reacts to childhood inactivity survey – figures branded 'shocking' and 'a national disgrace'
Industry reacts to childhood inactivity survey – figures branded 'shocking' and 'a national disgrace'   The figures revealed in today's Active Lives Children and Young People research have been described an "urgent wake-up call" and a "national disgrace". Published today, Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey showed that less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 .... More>>
06 Dec 2018
Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels
Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels   Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week. Perhaps most worryingly, a third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of .... More>>
06 Dec 2018
Lord Mountbatten and Mark Foster launch tetraplegia campaign
Lord Mountbatten and Mark Foster launch tetraplegia campaign   Lord Ivar Mountbatten and former Olympic swimmer and world champion Mark Foster have launched a fundraising drive to help people who have become tetraplegics as a result of sporting accidents. The Transforming Lives campaign will be managed by Regain, the charity for sports tetraplegics, which is .... More>>
05 Dec 2018
Ice hockey club Helsinki IFK leading the charge in creating 'new kind of recreational hub' in Finland
Ice hockey club Helsinki IFK leading the charge in creating 'new kind of recreational hub' in Finland   Finnish ice hockey team Helsingin IFK (HIFK) are helming a development team to build what is projected to become one of Finland’s most popular leisure attractions: Garden Helsinki. The complex, major parts of which will be situated "almost entirely underground", will feature a number of sports, hospitality, .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Five sports NGBs pledge 'greater strategic alliance' with leisure sector
Five sports NGBs pledge 'greater strategic alliance' with leisure sector   Five national governing bodies (NGBs) have pledged to work 'more closely' with the leisure sector as part of efforts to increase sports participation numbers. As part of their commitment to a "long-term strategic alliance with the wider physical activity sector", the five organisations – Badminton England, .... More>>
04 Dec 2018
Inaugural Sporting Champions awards handed out as part of athlete talent scheme
Inaugural Sporting Champions awards handed out as part of athlete talent scheme   The inaugural Sporting Champions awards have been held to highlight the successes of a talent development programme that aims to help athletes at all stages of their careers. Everyone Active’ Sporting Champions was set up in 2016 with the aim of securing athletes’ continued progression in sport by eliminating .... More>>
03 Dec 2018
£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley
£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley   Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing company The Wave have unveiled plans to create an inland surfing venue in London. To be located at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton, North London, the £40m venue will be developed jointly by the two partners and will allow people of all .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting   Former Sport England CEO Jennie Price has joined global strategy consultancy Portas Consulting as an expert adviser. Price has been tasked with advising Portas and its clients to "harness the power of sport and physical activity". Portas has offices on four continents and works with a number of sports .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium   Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise Oakland Athletics has revealed detailed designs for an ambitious waterfront stadium. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his BIG practice, the 34,000-capacity stadium is being planned for a site at Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The expansive project .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Exeter's 'super-efficient' leisure centre to form part of £300m project
Exeter's 'super-efficient' leisure centre to form part of £300m project   Exeter City Council has approved measures to spend an extra £11.8m on the environmentally 'super efficient' leisure complex planned for the city's St Sidwell’s Point. The centre, which was initially expected to cost in the region of £26.5m, will be part of a larger, £300m regeneration project of the city .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Swindon's £270m ski dome and leisure centre plans approved
Swindon's £270m ski dome and leisure centre plans approved   A major new indoor snow centre and leisure destination in Swindon has been given the green light by the local council. Designed by sports and leisure specialists FaulknerBrowns Architects, the £270m project will include a 2,00sq m (21,500sq ft) snow centre featuring two real-snow slopes – measuring 75m and 170m .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels   Children in developed countries are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development – according to a report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA). AHKGA studied current activity levels in 49 countries across six continents as part of a project to assess global trends in childhood .... More>>
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