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21 Feb 2019
ukactive CEO Steven Ward to step down
ukactive CEO Steven Ward to step down   Steven Ward will step down from his role as ukactive CEO in April 2019, after more than 12 years with the organisation. Ward is leaving to take up a role as chief transformation officer at Spanish fitness operator Ingesport, owner of the GoFit brand. He first joined ukactive in 2006 as a policy intern, .... More>>
21 Feb 2019
Sport Ireland to invest €32m across grassroots and elite sport in 2019
Sport Ireland to invest €32m across grassroots and elite sport in 2019   Sport Ireland will invest €32m in national governing bodies, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network (LSP) during 2019. The funding – which represents a €6.5m increase on the investment made in 2018 – includes an investment of €12.845m in NGBs,more than €9m in high-performance programmes .... More>>
20 Feb 2019
Scotland's Active Schools programme reaches a record number of children
Scotland's Active Schools programme reaches a record number of children   Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative increased by 5 per cent over the past 12 months – resulting in a record-breaking 309,000 young people getting active through the scheme. Delivered in partnership between sportscotland and .... More>>
19 Feb 2019
EFL boss Shaun Harvey steps down
EFL boss Shaun Harvey steps down   Shaun Harvey has revealed plans to step down from his position as CEO of the EFL (English Football League) at the end of the season. Harvey, who has worked in professional football for the past 25 years, became CEO in October 2013. During his tenure, Harvey oversaw some significant changes – including the .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid   Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has denied he is planning to launch a takeover bid for English Premier League club Manchester United. Reports earlier this month suggested that bin Salman was looking to table a £3.8bn bid and take control of the club from its current owners, the Glazer family, .... More>>
18 Feb 2019
Sheffield Hallam appoints chief for its Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam appoints chief for its Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre   Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has named professor Rob Copeland as the first director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), set to open later this year. Copeland is a chartered sport and exercise psychologist and director for the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) in .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
RLSS looking to create more diverse workforce for lifeguarding
RLSS looking to create more diverse workforce for lifeguarding   Water safety charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has launched a new campaign which looks to create a more diverse workforce in lifeguarding. With a focus on "attracting those who might not have previously considered lifeguarding as an option", the #BeaLifesaver campaign looks to address the .... More>>
15 Feb 2019
Everyone Active signs partnership with coaching firm Swim Smooth
Everyone Active signs partnership with coaching firm Swim Smooth   Leisure operator Everyone Active will begin offering its members free access to a digital resource that will help develop their swimming skills. The service is the result of a partnership with aquatic coaching company, Swim Smooth. Swim-only members at Everyone Active-run centres will be given free access to .... More>>
14 Feb 2019
3XN Architects win contract to build multipurpose arena in Munich
3XN Architects win contract to build multipurpose arena in Munich   Danish architecture firm 3XN have been tapped to build an as-yet-unnamed stadium in Munich's Olympic Park. Set to occupy the site of the recently demolished Radstadion velodrome – the arena will feature three canopied ice rinks and an oval-shaped green roof that merges with the surrounding park landscape. .... More>>
13 Feb 2019
Sport England publishes dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide
Sport England publishes dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide   Sport England has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide. The guide, funded by National Lottery money, aims to help the sports sector bring down barriers that prevent people who live with dementia from taking part in sport and physical activity. .... More>>
13 Feb 2019
UK Sport reveals new strategy – will relax 'no compromise' approach after Tokyo 2020
UK Sport reveals new strategy – will relax 'no compromise' approach after Tokyo 2020   UK Sport has set out its funding blueprint for the next Olympic and Paralympic cycles, covering the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Games. The strategy includes a significant change in the way the high performance body will hand out grants – namely, the relaxing of its 'no compromise' approach to funding elite .... More>>
12 Feb 2019
Sport Wales: physical activity saving NHS Wales £295m each year
Sport Wales: physical activity saving NHS Wales £295m each year   NHS Wales benefitted from an estimated cost saving of £295.17m during 2016-17, thanks to physical activity and sport lowering the need for people seeking medical help to lifestyle diseases. The figure comes from research commissioned by Sport Wales and undertaken by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield .... More>>
11 Feb 2019
Serco appoints Simon Bailey as MD of leisure business
Serco appoints Simon Bailey as MD of leisure business   Services giant Serco Group has appointed Simon Bailey as the new managing director of its leisure business. Bailey, an in-house appointment, has held a number of senior leadership positions at Serco since 2010. He will take over the running of Serco Leisure with immediate effect. Serco Leisure operates .... More>>
11 Feb 2019
QPR chief executive: 'We need to leave Loftus Road stadium'
QPR chief executive: 'We need to leave Loftus Road stadium'   Lee Hoos, CEO of Queens Park Rangers FC (QPR) has said the club needs to leave its Loftus Road Stadium in West London in order to secure its long-term financial future. In an open letter, Hoos said the 18,439-capacity venue is "unsustainable" for a professional football due to its size, age and lack of .... More>>
11 Feb 2019
AEG Facilities and SMG merge to create global venue management business
AEG Facilities and SMG merge to create global venue management business   AEG Facilities and SMG have revealed plans to merge, creating a standalone global facility management and venue services company which will operate under the name ASM Global. AEG Facilities the venue management subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the worldwide sporting and music entertainment .... More>>
11 Feb 2019
Work to begin on Winchester's £38m leisure centre – Everyone Active appointed operator
Work to begin on Winchester's £38m leisure centre – Everyone Active appointed operator   Construction work is set to begin later this spring on a £38m leisure centre and 50m swimming pool in Winchester. Designed by LA Architects, the Winchester Sport & Leisure Centre will house a 50m swimming pool, teaching pool and splash area, a health club with a 200-station gym floor, two large studios and an .... More>>
11 Feb 2019
Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from salvaged metals from recycled electronic devices
Tokyo 2020 medals to be made from salvaged metals from recycled electronic devices   All medals at the Tokyo 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recycled electronic devices – such as discarded mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops and other handheld devices. The organising committee has launched a campaign for members of the public to source and collect enough recycled .... More>>
08 Feb 2019
Rabot Dutilleul tapped to develop aquatic centre with world's deepest dive pool
Rabot Dutilleul tapped to develop aquatic centre with world's deepest dive pool   French construction firm Rabot Dutilleul has been retained by the city of Lille to develop an expansive, eco-friendly natatorium. Designed by German architects Auer Weber, the future facility, set to feature a 42.5-metre diving pool – the deepest in the world – will also comprise three swimming pools, a .... More>>
08 Feb 2019
Seven sports secure UK Sport funding to help with Tokyo 2020 plans
Seven sports secure UK Sport funding to help with Tokyo 2020 plans   Seven sports will receive extra funding to support their plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Basketball, sitting volleyball, baseball and wrestling will receive grants from the Aspiration Fund, while fencing, wheelchair fencing and boccia will receive additional investment as part of UK .... More>>
08 Feb 2019
Liverpool FC reveals record revenues as profits soar to £125m
Liverpool FC reveals record revenues as profits soar to £125m   On-field success has helped English Premier League club Liverpool FC (LFC) post record revenues for its last financial year. Reporting its financials for the year to 31 May 2018, the club saw pre-tax profits grow by more than 300 per cent – from £40m to £125m. The growth was driven by on-field success, .... More>>
08 Feb 2019
Sensory Alliance launched to make sport more accessible for people with impairments
Sensory Alliance launched to make sport more accessible for people with impairments   British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint venture called Sensory Alliance, designed to break down barriers to sport and physical activity for people living with sensory impairments or complex disabilities. Each partner in the alliance will work with key .... More>>
07 Feb 2019
Former News international chief Mike Darcey appointed chair of British Gymnastics
Former News international chief Mike Darcey appointed chair of British Gymnastics   British Gymnastics has appointed Mike Darcey as its new chair, to replace the outgoing Matt Neville, who is stepping down after serving the maximum term of eight years. Originally from New Zealand, Darcey was CEO of News International, publishers of The Times, The Sunday Times and the Sun .... More>>
06 Feb 2019
Table Tennis Scotland's Pop In & Play initiative to get older generations physically active
Table Tennis Scotland's Pop In & Play initiative to get older generations physically active   Table Tennis Scotland and Age Scotland have launched a joint initiative aimed at encouraging older generations to become more physically active by taking part in table tennis sessions. The programme is based on pop-up table tennis halls, which will initially be open between 11am and 2pm for seven days a week, .... More>>
05 Feb 2019
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event   Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival. Described as an event mixing "serious running with a serious party and line up of fantastic live music afterwards", the first ever RunFestRun will take place from 31 May until 2 June this year. Held at the Grade I-listed .... More>>
05 Feb 2019
Parkwood Leisure secures contract for Erewash Borough Council sites
Parkwood Leisure secures contract for Erewash Borough Council sites   Parkwood Leisure has been awarded a 10-year contract to operate leisure facilities on behalf of Erewash Borough Council. As part of the deal, Parkwood will invest more than £1m in improving services and facilities, with an initial focus on upgrading two venues – the West Park Leisure Centre and Rutland Sports .... More>>
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