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03 Nov 2017
Is this the stadium of the future? Italian architects unveil modular timber concept
Is this the stadium of the future? Italian architects unveil modular timber concept   Architecture practice Bear Stadiums and Italian timber manufacturer Rubner Holzbau have joined forces to produce wooden sports venues that can be built quickly and cost-efficiently. The two companies claim their modular, mid-capacity “stadiums of the future” can be assembled in just six to eight months and are .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Dallaglio calls for urgent government action to make physical activity a priority for schools
Dallaglio calls for urgent government action to make physical activity a priority for schools   England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio says the government must take immediate action to improve physical activity in schools. The World Cup-winning captain said the UK has reached a critical moment for the health and wellbeing of young people and must rebalance the National Curriculum to include more hours of .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Rolling Stones open spectacular 'House of Racing' rugby stadium in Paris
Rolling Stones open spectacular 'House of Racing' rugby stadium in Paris   The Rolling Stones have officially opened one of the largest indoor sports stadiums in Europe, Paris’s U Arena. The stadium will become the permanent home of French rugby club Racing 92, which will play its first fixture there in December, and will also host the Supercross motorcycle racing series, as well as .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Going for gold or gold gone? Britain’s medal success vital for grassroots sport, says Katherine Grainger
Going for gold or gold gone? Britain’s medal success vital for grassroots sport, says Katherine Grainger   Great Britain must continue to invest in elite athletes or risk damaging participation numbers nationwide, according to Dame Katherine Grainger. The chair of UK Sport, Britain's most decorated female Olympian, has spoken out after 11 unfunded sports bodies expressed fears over the future of funding from the .... More>>
01 Nov 2017
Make physical activity a ‘national religion’, urges Tanni Grey-Thompson
Make physical activity a ‘national religion’, urges Tanni Grey-Thompson   Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has called on the government to help make physical activity a ‘national religion’ and harness its potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by society. Speaking at the ukactive National Summit today (1 November) in London, Grey-Thompson said urgent action is needed to .... More>>
31 Oct 2017
GLL and STA promise swimming teacher training ‘revolution’
GLL and STA promise swimming teacher training ‘revolution’   More than 1,400 swimming teachers across the UK will join a major new training framework designed to combat the national shortage in qualified instructors. The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) has signed a three-year partnership with GLL, the UK’s largest swimming pool operator, to provide a new aquatics .... More>>
30 Oct 2017
Spirit of 2012 names Alan Coppin as chair
Spirit of 2012 names Alan Coppin as chair   Funding charity Spirit of 2012 has appointed Alan Coppin as chair. He replaces Dugald Mackie after a four-and-half year stint. Spirit of 2012 was established with a £47m (US$61.95m, €53.34m) endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to invest in projects that continue the spirit of pride, positivity and social .... More>>
27 Oct 2017
Consultation sets out plans for Scotland to become a ‘Daily Mile' nation
Consultation sets out plans for Scotland to become a ‘Daily Mile' nation   Scotland plans to roll-out 'The Daily Mile' scheme to all educational facilities and workplaces in a bid to tackle obesity in the country. Currently, the scheme involves primary-aged children running or walking for 15 minutes every day. The pledge is part of ambitious plans to help people lose weight and were .... More>>
25 Oct 2017
Fulham FC reveals design for proposed Riverside Stand development
Fulham FC reveals design for proposed Riverside Stand development   Fulham FC has revealed fresh details of how it plans to create a new “leisure destination for use on match and non-match days” at the club's Craven Cottage stadium. Global sports architects Populous have created a proposal for the club that its chair, Shahid Khan, claims will “transcend the customary standards .... More>>
25 Oct 2017
Free legal aid for sport extended to Northern Ireland after £150k boost
Free legal aid for sport extended to Northern Ireland after £150k boost   Smaller sports organisations in Northern Ireland will be able to apply for pro bono legal advice using a new £150,000 fund from the UK’s major sports bodies. Revisions announced today (25 October) to the Legal Panel Framework mean any organisation operating in the sport and recreation sector with a turnover of .... More>>
23 Oct 2017
Quebec ice hockey and entertainment arena to deliver 'unrivalled spectator experience'
Quebec ice hockey and entertainment arena to deliver 'unrivalled spectator experience'   Canadian architects Lemay and US studio CannonDesign have created a striking, transformable arena in the city of Laval, Quebec, billed as “the most popular new sports destination in the region.” Place Bell is the new home of hockey team Laval Rocket – an American Hockey League (AHL) franchise – and features a .... More>>
23 Oct 2017
First for Scotland as £2.4m outdoor cycle track takes shape in Fife
First for Scotland as £2.4m outdoor cycle track takes shape in Fife   A state-of-the-art outdoor cycle track will become the first of its kind in Scotland as construction nears completion. The Fife Cycle Park is scheduled to open in early 2018, providing a 1.6km track to cyclists of all ages, and has been confirmed to host the 2018 Scottish Criterium Championships. It will be the .... More>>
20 Oct 2017
Headingley begins £40m transformation as mystery backer revealed
Headingley begins £40m transformation as mystery backer revealed   Work is underway to transform Headingley into a stadium for the future, after Legal & General was revealed as the investor behind the £40m (US$52.6m, €44.48m) project. The insurance and investment management group announced it has partnered with Leeds City Council to guarantee the long-term future of the iconic .... More>>
19 Oct 2017
Football outreach project gets extra £860k to meet demand
Football outreach project gets extra £860k to meet demand   More than 1,500 new football teams and 3,400 coaches will be created after the FA increased funding to its grassroots campaign. The FA upped its investment in the Grow the Game scheme to £2.36m (US$3.11m, €2.63m) after the initial funding window saw “unprecedented demand from clubs”. The initiative, delivered by .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Denny Solomona calls on rugby community to connect with children from all walks of life
Denny Solomona calls on rugby community to connect with children from all walks of life   Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona has urged fellow players, coaches and clubs to reach out to young people from minority groups and encourage more into rugby. “We need to connect with communities that don’t really know rugby and wouldn’t think about playing it," Solomona told Sports Management at the .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Primary school PE gets major funding boost
Primary school PE gets major funding boost   Primary schools across the country will see PE and sport funding doubled this month in a bid to change the lives of a generation. The average state-funded primary school has 275 pupils according to the Department of Education’s Schools, pupils and their characteristics report, meaning the average school .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Green roof and 80-station gym planned for new Waltham Abbey leisure centre
Green roof and 80-station gym planned for new Waltham Abbey leisure centre   Places for People Leisure has begun construction work on a £9.5m (US$12.5m, €10.7m) leisure centre in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Building partners Pellikaan Construction and architects Pozzoni are also working on the project, which will have a green roof. The building will also house an 80-station fitness suite, 25m .... More>>
18 Oct 2017
Rugby reaches out to new communities at grassroots level
Rugby reaches out to new communities at grassroots level   Rugby will touch the lives of thousands of young people from under-represented communities, as part of an ambitious new project from Premiership Rugby and England Rugby. Project Rugby launches today (18 October) with the specific aim of reaching black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, low socio-economic groups .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Dodgeball, table football and armwrestling begin journey to Olympic status
Dodgeball, table football and armwrestling begin journey to Olympic status   Seven aspiring sports took one step closer to Olympic status after being provisionally recognised by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The first events to receive the new “Observer Status” are: the World Armwrestling Federation; World Dodgeball Association; Federation of .... More>>
17 Oct 2017
Nashville bid for MLS team strengthens as funding approved for $225m stadium
Nashville bid for MLS team strengthens as funding approved for $225m stadium   Funding has been approved for a 27,500-seater stadium designed to bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville’s Sports Authority has approved a $225m (£171m, €191) bond resolution, solidifying funding before the proposal goes to the Metro Council for final approval in November. Concept .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Eddie The Eagle to open SIBEC EU 2017
Eddie The Eagle to open SIBEC EU 2017   Ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards has been announced as the keynote speaker for SIBEC EU in Spain next month. The meeting forum, which brings together industry suppliers and operators from the private, local authority and trust markets in health, fitness and leisure, will take place at the Don Carlos Leisure .... More>>
13 Oct 2017
Rowing the wrong way? British Rowing takes workshop around the country
Rowing the wrong way? British Rowing takes workshop around the country   British Rowing is taking its masterclasses around the country following increasing demand from fitness professionals who want to learn how to row properly. The accredited Go Row Indoor Workshop aims to improve the understanding of indoor rowing training and technique. British Rowing wants to help trainers all .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Survey highlights gender gap in sports volunteers
Survey highlights gender gap in sports volunteers   More than one million more men than women are taking up voluntary roles in sport and activity, according to a new survey. Over the past year, 6.7 million people in England have volunteered at least twice to support physical activity, representing nearly 15 per cent of the population. However, findings .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Sports coaching reaches nine million people a year in UK
Sports coaching reaches nine million people a year in UK   More than nine million people in the UK have received sports coaching over the past 12 months, according to new research from YouGov. The study, commissioned by UK Coaching, asked a sample of 20,000 people about their experience of sports coaching, with 18 per cent of adults saying they had received coaching. .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Cruyff Football targets Chinese market with legend’s coaching model
Cruyff Football targets Chinese market with legend’s coaching model   China could be the future home of Total Football, as a coaching body dedicated to Johan Cruyff’s footballing principles targets Beijing schools. Cruyff Football was set up by former Holland midfielder Wim Jonk as an education, coaching and consultancy body designed to teach young players and coaches how to use .... More>>
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