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18 Apr 2019
Mytime Active signs signs 40-year leisure deal with Bromley Council
Mytime Active signs signs 40-year leisure deal with Bromley Council   Social enterprise Mytime Active has signed a 40-year deal to run 12 leisure facilities in London on behalf of Bromley Council. The deal will include an immediate cash boost to upgrade facilities, as Mytime Active will invest £2.5m in improving the centres over the next three years. The new deal is an extension .... More>>
17 Apr 2019
FA announces £376m turnover for 2017-18 – invests record £128m back into sport
FA announces £376m turnover for 2017-18 – invests record £128m back into sport   The Football Association (FA) invested a record £128m into English football during 2017-18. Reporting its results for the financial year ending 31 June 2018, the FA announced total turnover of £376m across its three main businesses – The Football Association itself, Wembley National Stadium and the National .... More>>
15 Apr 2019
ECB to explore gaming and esports opportunities
ECB to explore gaming and esports opportunities   The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has embarked on a project to evaluate the potential of video gaming and esports as a platform to engage more young people with cricket. The national governing body will look to explore how to best harness the power of gaming and find ways to utilise it to attract new, .... More>>
12 Apr 2019
Ottawa and New York make their cases to join English Rugby League
Ottawa and New York make their cases to join English Rugby League   Representatives of proposed rugby teams based in the Canadian city of Ottawa and New York, US have presented their plans to join the English Rugby Football League (RFL). The clubs made their case for joining the league system in a special meeting held yesterday (Thursday 12 April) and the RFL board will now .... More>>
11 Apr 2019
Sport England: record number of adults now physically active
Sport England: record number of adults now physically active   A record 62.6 per cent of the adult population are now classed as physically active, according to the latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives Survey. During the 12 months to November 2018, the number of people (aged 16 and over) who meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for physical .... More>>
10 Apr 2019
Swim England campaigns for swimming prescriptions
Swim England campaigns for swimming prescriptions   Swim England has called for health professionals to be "more proactive" in prescribing swimming to people recovering from medical conditions. The national governing body for swimming is urging GPs and other medical professionals to consider swimming as part of any programme of activities designed to manage .... More>>
10 Apr 2019
Sport Wales to 'refresh' governance code following review – appoints Welsh Sports Association to help
Sport Wales to 'refresh' governance code following review – appoints Welsh Sports Association to help   Sport Wales has appointed the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) to help update and bring its Governance and Leadership Framework (GLFW) up to date. First launched in 2015, the GLFW has been credited with delivering a wide range of improvements to the governance of Welsh sport, by driving "effective behaviours and .... More>>
09 Apr 2019
Saudi Arabia to fund US$1bn sport city in Iraq
Saudi Arabia to fund US$1bn sport city in Iraq   The government of Saudi Arabia has pledged to fund the construction of a US$1bn "sports city" close to the Iraqi capital city Baghdad. The announcement was made by the Saudi commerce and investment minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi, following a visit by senior Saudi ministers to Baghdad last week. No .... More>>
09 Apr 2019
Accessibility: DDA compliance is 'not necessarily' enough
Accessibility: DDA compliance is 'not necessarily' enough   Compliance with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act 2005) regulations does not always make a sports facility fully accessible, according to Kevin Wright, manager of Edinburgh Napier University’s [EN]GAGE facility. Wright made the observation in Sports Management’s feature on accessibility (issue 4 2018), .... More>>
08 Apr 2019
Budweiser creates football pitch using recycled plastic cups
Budweiser creates football pitch using recycled plastic cups   Global brewing giant Budweiser has delivered an innovative legacy project in one of the host cities of last year's FIFA Football World Cup. The US company – which was an official sponsor during the 2018 event held in Russia – has created a football pitch made entirely of recycled plastic cups collected at the .... More>>
05 Apr 2019
Spurs reports world-record profits, signs five-year deal with Saracens Rugby
Spurs reports world-record profits, signs five-year deal with Saracens Rugby   English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur has reported the biggest annual profits of any football club in history, just days after officially opening its new £1bn stadium. The club revealed pre-tax profits of £138.9m for the year to 30 June 2018 – an increase from £51.7m the year before. Revenues were .... More>>
05 Apr 2019
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity   The organiser of physical activity trade show Elevate has signed up Metro Blind Sport as its charity partner for this year's event. Metro Blind Sport is a London-based charity that aims to make sport available for all vision-impaired people, regardless of age or sporting ability. Through the partnership, the .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Talent plan launched for English athletes
Talent plan launched for English athletes   Sport England has launched a new Talent Plan for England, which outlines seven principles for plans to produce future international star athletes. The plan identifies two main objectives – progression and inclusion – as part of a new approach which places as much emphasis on "how athletes win" as it .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost   There is growing evidence that older people are taking up exercise in order to improve their mental health – with the social aspect of physical activity proving to be as important as the impact on physical fitness. A study commissioned by leisure operator GLL compared the exercise habits of 2,000 people across .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
£16m Andover Leisure Centre opens its doors
£16m Andover Leisure Centre opens its doors   The £16m Andover Leisure Centre has opened its doors to the public, after more than two years in the works. Facilities at the centre include a 25m six-lane swimming pool with 15m learner pool, 165-station fitness suite, virtual cycling studio, dance studios, an eight-court sports hall, squash courts, adventure .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Concussion: sports must “show they care about player welfare”
Concussion: sports must “show they care about player welfare”   For the sake of family members at risk of losing loved ones, and for the sake of individual sports themselves, it is time that concussion was taken seriously and measures were taken at all levels. This is the call from Sports Think Tank founder and director Andy Reed in a Thought Leaders piece in Sports .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Government looks to harness sport in battle against knife crime
Government looks to harness sport in battle against knife crime   The government will look to use sport as a way to support and engage young people in "serious violence hot spots". Jeremy Wright, secretary of state for sport, made the pledge yesterday during a roundtable with a number of sports bodies, charities and creative organisations, held as part of the Prime Minister’s .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania   New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has formed a partnership with Oceania Rugby, which will see both organisations work together to deliver rugby programmes in the Pacific region. The partnership will build on NZR’s Pacific Sporting Partnerships – Sport for Health programme and looks to integrate it with World Rugby’s Get .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Sport and Recreation Alliance appoints Lisa Wainwright as CEO
Sport and Recreation Alliance appoints Lisa Wainwright as CEO   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has named Lisa Wainwright as its new CEO. Wainwright has spent more than 30 years in the sport and physical activity sector and has worked in executive roles for a number of years. She was CEO of Volleyball England for a number of years and most recently spent two years .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
Paul Ramsay replaces Mark Bremner at the helm of 3d Leisure
Paul Ramsay replaces Mark Bremner at the helm of 3d Leisure   Management company 3d Leisure has named Paul Ramsay as its new managing director, replacing Mark Bremner in the role. The change at the top will see Bremner taking on the role of chair of the company and will continue to chair the board of directors. Ramsay has been with 3d Leisure for 25 years, working his .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
£16m Littlehampton Wave leisure centre opens
£16m Littlehampton Wave leisure centre opens   The Littlehampton Wave leisure centre has opened after more than seven years in the planning. The centre at the Sussex seaside resort town features an eight-lane, 25-metre pool, a multi-purpose pool with moveable floor, an 85-station gym and a large functional space which can be divided into two dance studios, a .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
The FA goes internal for new CEO – Mark Bullingham given top job
The FA goes internal for new CEO – Mark Bullingham given top job   The Football Association (FA) has promoted Mark Bullingham, its chief commercial and football development officer, as its new chief executive. Bullingham, a surprise name for the job, will replace current CEO Martin Glenn, who is stepping down at the end of the season. Having joined the organisation in August .... More>>
29 Mar 2019
Sport Ireland launches new Women in Sport Policy
Sport Ireland launches new Women in Sport Policy   Sport Ireland has launched a new strategy for women's sport. The Women in Sport Policy seeks to underline and recognise the opportunity to make a "significant impact on the lives of women through their involvement in sport". It identifies four key areas in which focused work is needed in order to lower .... More>>
28 Mar 2019
Sports sector 'needs to do more' to get disabled people active
Sports sector 'needs to do more' to get disabled people active   The sport and physical activity sector needs to step up its game if it wants to help increase the number of disabled people taking part in activities. New research shows that the sector could play a key role in getting disabled more active – but that it needs to improve awareness and access to facilities and .... More>>
29 Mar 2019
Metro Blind Sport CEO looks to tackle barriers to participation
Metro Blind Sport CEO looks to tackle barriers to participation   Recently appointed chief executive officer Martin Symcox has a list of improvements he wants to make at Metro Blind Sport, including introducing new sports, increasing volunteer numbers, and tackling barriers to participation. Speaking to Sports Management in issue 4 2018, Symcox said that sport was able .... More>>
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