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05 Mar 2018
Cambridge City FC’s community stadium project clears final planning hurdle
Cambridge City FC’s community stadium project clears final planning hurdle   Cambridge City Football Club’s decade-long journey to build a new stadium has been given the final green light by the government. Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, approved the scheme for a 3,000-capacity venue at a former landfill site at Sawston, .... More>>
05 Mar 2018
Cricket Ireland to build permanent stadium in Dublin
Cricket Ireland to build permanent stadium in Dublin   Cricket Ireland has confirmed plans to develop a new national cricket stadium west Dublin, just months after the country secured Test status on the international stage. The national governing body has chosen Dublin’s National Sports Campus as the location for the venue. The move is part of a strategy to meet .... More>>
28 Feb 2018
Populous reveal renderings for revamp of Seattle arena in Space Needle's shadow
Populous reveal renderings for revamp of Seattle arena in Space Needle's shadow   Seattle’s former Key Arena is to undergo a US$600m (€491.7m, £435m) renovation courtesy of architects Populous, in a bid to reposition the facility as the premier sports and entertainment destination in the US northwest. Development firm Oak View Group (OVG) has released renderings illustrating its plans for .... More>>
28 Feb 2018
Willmott Dixon completes work on £5m Minsthorpe Leisure Centre
Willmott Dixon completes work on £5m Minsthorpe Leisure Centre   The new £5m Minsthorpe Leisure centre in Wakefield will open its doors on 15 March, following the completion of construction works. Contractor Willmott Dixon handed the keys to the centre’s owner, Wakefield Council, on 15 February, after completing the 14-month project on schedule. Facilities at the centre .... More>>
27 Feb 2018
Will gas stations be transformed into the health clubs of the future? Reebok partners with Gensler for 'Get Pumped' proposal
Will gas stations be transformed into the health clubs of the future? Reebok partners with Gensler for 'Get Pumped' proposal   Global architecture and design firm Gensler have collaborated with sports giant Reebok to create a new concept transforming gas stations across the US into fitness hubs. The proposal, called Get Pumped, is a long-term vision for adaptive reuse inspired by the rising demand for electric automobiles, which will .... More>>
27 Feb 2018
Loughborough University to open £7m elite athlete hotel with ‘altitude rooms’
Loughborough University to open £7m elite athlete hotel with ‘altitude rooms’   Loughborough University is set to open an innovative hotel on campus, targeting elite athletes who visit and train at the university’s facilities. The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel will feature 44 bedrooms and will be located at the heart of the university’s extensive sports facilities. Described as the first .... More>>
26 Feb 2018
Government pledges £7.5m for new 'sporting excellence' diploma scheme
Government pledges £7.5m for new 'sporting excellence' diploma scheme   The government has confirmed that a new Diploma in Sporting Excellence will be made available from September 2018 to replace the part-time Advanced Award in Sporting Excellence. The Department for Education has pledged to make £7.75m available annually to fund the programme, which will see up to 1,550 .... More>>
26 Feb 2018
Work begins on Belfast leisure centre as part of £105m leisure programme
Work begins on Belfast leisure centre as part of £105m leisure programme   Construction work has started on the £15m Brook Leisure Centre in West Belfast – one of seven key projects which form the city council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme. Facilities at the centre will include a 25-metre, four-lane pool, a sports hall and 60-station health club with exercise studios. .... More>>
23 Feb 2018
New operator announced for Stoke Mandeville Stadium
New operator announced for Stoke Mandeville Stadium   More Leisure Community Trust and its managing agent Serco Leisure have been awarded a 10-year contract to operate Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The pair will take over the management of the venue on 3 April 2018 on behalf of WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, which owns the stadium. Serco .... More>>
23 Feb 2018
Sport Wales looks to ‘diversify community sport’ with new appointment
Sport Wales looks to ‘diversify community sport’ with new appointment   Sport Wales has created a new role – head of partnership development – to lead a new approach to ensure community sport becomes “more diverse, enjoyable and accessible”. The creation of the role is part of a strategy to develop a wide-ranging, diverse partner network within Welsh sport – involving all the .... More>>
22 Feb 2018
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety   A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will have to adhere to – has been unveiled during the CIMSPA Conference in Kenilworth, Warwickshire this week. Published by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the document has been co-written with stakeholders from across the leisure .... More>>
21 Feb 2018
Anything but predictable: Everton's new stadium will 'break the mould' argues chief executive
Anything but predictable: Everton's new stadium will 'break the mould' argues chief executive   The new stadium of English Premier League football side Everton will “break the mould”, according to chief executive Robert Elstone, who pledged the club will ensure its new home is not “predictable and formulaic” like other recently-built grounds. Everton’s long-running quest to build a modern stadium took a .... More>>
21 Feb 2018
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby   A new £33m modular leisure complex, housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, has been given the green light by Derby City Council. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, the centre will include a 10-lane, 50m swimming pool; a leisure water area for families; a learner pool; health club; fitness studios; a sauna; .... More>>
20 Feb 2018
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity   A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK. The consultation will seek written evidence from anyone involved in children’s fitness – from health experts, activity providers, government .... More>>
19 Feb 2018
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment   Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of a £10m investment in the town’s leisure facilities. The centre will house a six-lane 25m swimming pool and a health club with an 80-station gym floor and fitness studios. The £5.2m centre is at the heart of a £10m .... More>>
17 Feb 2018
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light   A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the building, has been approved by councillors in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the £32.8m Braywick Leisure Centre will include a 25m, 10-lane swimming pool – with moveable .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!   To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The short, three-minute online survey will gather data about operators' future plans for hiring apprentices, as well as gathering insights .... More>>
16 Feb 2018
Luton Town chief calls delays to stadium decision ‘unfathomable’
Luton Town chief calls delays to stadium decision ‘unfathomable’   Gary Sweet, CEO of League Two side Luton Town FC (LTFC), has branded delays in a decision over the club’s proposed stadium “unfathomable”. The club submitted a planning application for the 23,000-seat stadium to Luton Borough Council in August 2016, but despite having “answered all the questions” over the .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena   Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff has been selected as the preferred site for a new 15,000-seat indoor arena. The planned £110m venue – which would be capable of hosting sports, cultural, and entertainment events – is now set to be built across two sites in Atlantic Wharf close to the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay. .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre   Construction work has officially begun on the new £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Ellis Williams Architects as a modern “leisure hub”, the centre will include a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, a health club and group exercise studios, as well as a community access library .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute   ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which will see him lead the ukactive Research Institute. Steele’s appointment comes as the institute is undertaking a ground-breaking project on the impact of exercise referral schemes to inform future practice. ukactive CEO Steven .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
New £250,000 funding pot aiming to get people on low incomes more active
New £250,000 funding pot aiming to get people on low incomes more active   Sport England has announced new funding for community groups which help people on low incomes become more physically active. A total of 26 projects have been given up to £10,000 each, with activities ranging from ‘Dad Dancing’ exercise sessions to cricket and badminton lessons for refugees. Other projects .... More>>
14 Feb 2018
Skiing and storytelling combine with unique winter experience for Finland
Skiing and storytelling combine with unique winter experience for Finland   One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy destination. Working with Escape Room Helsinki, Pyhä Ski Resort has created an adventure based on the local legend of .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
Waterpark among proposals for Abandoned El Paso ballpark
Waterpark among proposals for Abandoned El Paso ballpark   A waterpark development is among a number of attractions included in the the redevelopment of an abandoned baseball park in El Paso, Texas, with the city's residents invited to reimagined the future of the site as it develops a project masterplan. The City’s Capital Improvement Department and local .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
100 new female coaches for London as part of FA’s target to ‘double participation’ by 2020
100 new female coaches for London as part of FA’s target to ‘double participation’ by 2020   London is set to benefit from an additional 100 qualified, female football coaches, as part of a strategy to encourage more women and girls to take up the sport. The new coaches will be trained up as part of a £200,000 scheme, called London Leopards, which is being run by the London Football Association (LFA). .... More>>
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