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Sport, parks, & leisure 26 to 50 of 12681 stories
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>>
28 Nov 2018
Could financial incentives be the key to getting people more physically active?
Could financial incentives be the key to getting people more physically active?   A study by research institute RAND Europe has suggested that there is a guaranteed way to dramatically increase people's physical activity levels – by offering them tangible financial rewards. Described as the "largest behaviour change study on physical activity" RAND charted the behaviours of more than 400,000 .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
Populous-designed "epicentre for esports" opens its doors in Texas
Populous-designed   Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest video gaming stadium in North America, has opened in Texas. Designed by international architecture firm Populous and built by Shawmut Design and Construction, the new 100,000 sq ft (929 sq m) facility features eight tea rooms, a player lounge, and a competition space .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
Leisure trust Life Leisure makes move into facility ownership
Leisure trust Life Leisure makes move into facility ownership   Life Leisure has become a facility owner after acquiring the Stockport Sports Village (SSV). The charitable trust – which manages sports and leisure facilities in the North West of England – purchased the 23-acre site and is the company’s first venture into land ownership. While no details were released on the .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
'Challenging times' ahead for rugby as RFU reports £30m losses
'Challenging times' ahead for rugby as RFU reports £30m losses   The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has posted losses of £30.9m for 2017-18 – a year in which the national governing body also made 54 staff members redundant. The financial statement for the year ending 30 June 2018 shows that the RFU invested a record £107.7m in the English game in the last financial year – despite .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Dubai firm to build the world’s largest sports mall
Dubai firm to build the world’s largest sports mall   Emirati real estate developer Viva City Developments has announced that it will supervise the creation of a record-breaking sports complex in Dubai. Dubbed "The Sports Society", the 3-storey structure will occupy 3,717 sq m of space and a feature number of leisure attractions, such as an ice-skating rink, .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Grimshaw Architects offer first look at the newest Eden Project
Grimshaw Architects offer first look at the newest Eden Project   London-based architecture firm Grimshaw have unveiled renderings of Eden Project North (EPN), a marine-centred recreational complex and leisure attraction in Morecambe, UK. Conceptualised for environmental charity Eden Project International, the new destination will take the form of a series of mussel-shaped .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Sport England partners with Grant Thornton to help grassroots clubs manage their finances
Sport England partners with Grant Thornton to help grassroots clubs manage their finances   Financial adviser Grant Thornton has created a programme of online workshops aimed at helping grassroots sports clubs to better manage their finances. The workshops are part of a partnership between the business specialist and Sport England and include topics such as “Future fitting your finances”. All .... More>>
23 Nov 2018
Wellbeing should 'sit alongside other subjects' at school – Nuffield Health study
Wellbeing should 'sit alongside other subjects' at school – Nuffield Health study   Creating a role for a 'head of wellness' at schools would get students and staff more physically active – and make a positive difference to their emotional and physical wellbeing. According to new research by Nuffield Health, having a dedicated member of staff with the responsibility of teaching children about .... More>>
22 Nov 2018
Secrets behind brainy kids – exercise, sleep and a limit on screen time
Secrets behind brainy kids – exercise, sleep and a limit on screen time   Children who exercise for at least one hour a day, get nine to 11 hours of sleep at night and spend two hours or less in front of screens return 'significantly higher' mental test scores. The findings come from a study by Canada’s Healthy Active Living & Obesity Research Group, which charted a number of .... More>>
22 Nov 2018
ECB to encourage 2,000 British Asian women to become community sports leaders
ECB to encourage 2,000 British Asian women to become community sports leaders   Cricket's national governing body ECB will invest £1.2m in engaging women from British South Asian backgrounds to become sport and community leaders. Up to 2,000 British Asian females will be trained as ECB ‘Activators’ over the next four years thanks to a grant from Sport England. The Activators – volunteers .... More>>
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