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31 Jan 2019
2021 Rugby League World Cup venues revealed – Old Trafford to host finals day
2021 Rugby League World Cup venues revealed – Old Trafford to host finals day   Old Trafford in Manchester will host the "finals day" of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021). The home of Manchester United is one of a number of major football stadiums to be used during the tournament, which is being held across England in two years' time. The Emirates Stadium will host a men’s .... More>>
29 Jan 2019
Mencap to set up 27 activity hubs after securing £1m Sport England grant
Mencap to set up 27 activity hubs after securing £1m Sport England grant   Mencap has revealed plans to establish 27 activity hubs across England in order to get people with learning disabilities more physically active. The hubs will offer a variety of activities – including Zumba, boccia and walking rugby – as well as more traditional sports. To incentivise those with learning .... More>>
28 Jan 2019
British Rowing launches Go Row Indoor programme
British Rowing launches Go Row Indoor programme   British Rowing has launched an indoor rowing initiative for community rowing clubs. As part of a drive to increase participation in the sport, the Go Row Indoorclub initiative has been developed to cater for an increased demand for indoor rowing exercise classes – and to enable community rowing clubs to better .... More>>
28 Jan 2019
Wheelchair accessibility guide launched for the Irish outdoors
Wheelchair accessibility guide launched for the Irish outdoors   The Irish Wheelchair Association has partnered with Sport Ireland to launch a guide designed to help wheelchair users get more physically active – by enabling them to explore the 'great Irish outdoors'. The Great Outdoors - A guide for Accessibility provides information, advice and guidance to .... More>>
28 Jan 2019
NHS to recruit army of link workers to increase social prescribing
NHS to recruit army of link workers to increase social prescribing   NHS England is to recruit 1,000 more link workers as part of plans to increase the number of people it refers to exercise classes, local sports groups and other community activities. The increased focus on social prescribing is designed to help ease pressures on GPs by improving the health of patients who don't .... More>>
25 Jan 2019
Sweatcoin users experience 20 per cent increase in physical activity study finds
Sweatcoin users experience 20 per cent increase in physical activity study finds   A study carried out by the University of Warwick has found that Sweatcoin, an app which incentivises users to exercise by offering cash rewards, can result in users increasing physical activity by up to 20 per cent. Researchers from the university's Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) department monitored the daily .... More>>
25 Jan 2019
Sportscotland appoints Scottish Swimming CEO as chief operating officer
Sportscotland appoints Scottish Swimming CEO as chief operating officer   Sportscotland has appointed Forbes Dunlop, CEO of Scottish Swimming, as its new chief operating officer. Dunlop, who spent six years at Scottish Swimming, will take up the role in April. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Scottish Swimming and it has been a real privilege to work with such a talented and .... More>>
25 Jan 2019
Deloitte: Real Madrid beats Barcelona and Man Utd to 'world's wealthiest club' status
Deloitte: Real Madrid beats Barcelona and Man Utd to 'world's wealthiest club' status   Spanish giant Real Madrid has replaced English Premier League club Manchester United as the world's richest club. Generating record revenues of €750.9m (US$852, £651m), Real Madrid reclaims the title as the richest club for the first time since 2014-15. The rankings are revealed in the latest Deloitte .... More>>
25 Jan 2019
David Beckham acquires stake in Salford City FC
David Beckham acquires stake in Salford City FC   David Beckham has become the final member of the famed "Class of ’92" to take a stake in National League football club Salford City. Beckham joins five other Manchester United legends – Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes – in holding a 10 per cent share in the club. Following .... More>>
24 Jan 2019
StreetGames gets £6.6m Sport England funding – will expand to 50 sites
StreetGames gets £6.6m Sport England funding – will expand to 50 sites   Sports charity StreetGames has secured a £6.6m grant from Sport England, which will enable it to expand its activities to 50 areas. The funding will be spread over three years and follows an initial £500,000 grant last year. StreetGames uses sport to help UK communities to become healthier and safer. The .... More>>
23 Jan 2019
ECB appoints Clare Connor and David Mahoney to senior roles
ECB appoints Clare Connor and David Mahoney to senior roles   The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made two key appointments to its executive top team. David Mahoney has been named chief operating officer, while former England women's team captain Clare Connor has been named managing director for women’s cricket. Mahoney, a former director of policy at .... More>>
22 Jan 2019
Land secured for Leamington's community stadium project
Land secured for Leamington's community stadium project   Plans to build a new football stadium for Leamington FC have reached a "key milestone", following a deal to acquire a piece of land for the venue. Warwick District Council (WDC) has purchased land from Warwickshire County Council close to the Warwick Technology Park – identified as the best location for the .... More>>
21 Jan 2019
Sheffield's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to open this year
Sheffield's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to open this year   The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will open its doors at Sheffield Hallam University later this year. Forming the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, AWRC is set to become one of the most progressive centres of its kind – developing innovations designed to improve population health .... More>>
17 Jan 2019
10 NGBs secure Sport England funding for two more years
10 NGBs secure Sport England funding for two more years   Ten national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) have been granted further financial support from funding body Sport England. The 10 NGBs will use the funding for a wide range of programmes, from tackling inactivity to developing talented athletes. The funding forms part of Sport England's strategy – .... More>>
17 Jan 2019
'History is made' as Luton secures planning permission for stadium
'History is made' as Luton secures planning permission for stadium   League One football club Luton Town has been granted permission to build a 17,500 all-seater stadium in the town centre. The club submitted a planning application for the stadium to Luton Borough Council (LBC) in August 2016, but has had to wait more than two years for a final decision. The club has already .... More>>
16 Jan 2019
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April   Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym has revealed that it will open its first UK locations in Nottingham and Woking. The US-based company is set to open both sites in April, kick-starting an ambitious roll-out programme which will see 100 clubs open across the UK and Ireland over the next 10 years. The .... More>>
16 Jan 2019
Work begins on Edinburgh's £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre
Work begins on Edinburgh's £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre   Demolition work has begun on the former Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh – acting as the starting gun for a project to build a new £47m sports centre in the city. The historic venue, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1970, will be rebuilt with extensive provision for both elite and grassroots sport – forming .... More>>
15 Jan 2019
GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'
GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'   A partnership between leisure operator GLL and the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) – designed to address the national shortage of swim teachers – has been hailed a success after delivering more than 300 new instructors in just 12 months. Set up in January 2018, the programme has resulted in GLL and STA .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Dalian Wanda considering US$500m IPO for sports unit
Dalian Wanda considering US$500m IPO for sports unit   Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is understood to be planning an initial public offering for its burgeoning sports unit. According to Reuters,Wanda is preparing for an IPO which could fetch up to $500m. Adding to its interests across entertainment, hospitality and healthcare, Wanda has in recent .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race
Bids are in for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Stockholm and Milan to contest two-horse race   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received official submissions from two bid teams for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The arrival of the two candidature files – from Stockholm-Åre in Sweden and Milan-Cortina in Italy – at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne will come as a relief for the Olympic .... More>>
14 Jan 2019
Campaign launched to raise awareness of work of leisure trusts
Campaign launched to raise awareness of work of leisure trusts   A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the way leisure trusts operate – including their ethos on protecting services and serving local communities. Instigated by Warrington-based community interest company LiveWire, the programme has been fuelled by research which found that 76 per cent of the local .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park
Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT win bid to develop Denmark's most visited nature park   Scandinavian architecture firms Møller & Grønborg and ADEPT have been selected to design seven new pavilions at Amager Nature Park near Copenhagen. The wooden structures, set to adorn the 35 sq km reserve's coastline as well as its existing entrance and information centre, are expected to serve as focal points .... More>>
11 Jan 2019
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport
New EU report outlines 'best practice' for disability access in sport   A new study published by the European Commission aims to help sports organisations ensure those with disabilities are offered the best opportunities to engage in organised sports. The Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities report aims to develop knowledge of best practice approaches in .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Sasaki reimagine China's first professional soccer arena as wellness hub
Sasaki reimagine China's first professional soccer arena as wellness hub   Interdisciplinary architecture firm Sasaki Associates have released images of their proposal to change the face of Hongkou stadium in Shanghai, China. The future 50,000-seat sports complex will feature a number of wellness-focused green spaces, recreational amenities, and VIP clubs, plus a "cantilevered .... More>>
10 Jan 2019
Intel and Alibaba to launch 'game changing' athlete tracking system at Tokyo 2020
Intel and Alibaba to launch 'game changing' athlete tracking system at Tokyo 2020   US tech giant Intel and Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba are developing an AI-powered athlete-tracking technology which they aim to reveal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Described as a ‘game-changer’ for audience engagement, the technology will combine Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing technology. .... More>>
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