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02 Nov 2018
Scottish Motorsport museum a step closer after securing charity status
Scottish Motorsport museum a step closer after securing charity status   A project to establish a museum dedicated to the history of Scottish motorsport has received charitable status from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. To be located at the famous Rest and Be Thankful road – a dedicated hill climb course since 1949 – the Scottish Motorsport Heritage Centre will, if .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
Sports minister Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed-odds betting crackdown
Sports minister Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed-odds betting crackdown   Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over the government's delay in bringing down the maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting machines. In his budget earlier this week, chancellor Philip Hammond announced the cut in stakes – from £100 to £2 – would not come into force until October 2019. Many MPs, .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap   The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) and Leisure Media have signed a strategic partnership designed to bridge the skills gaps faced by employers in the swimming teaching sector. Together, the two organisations will promote the opportunities available in teaching swimming, particularly among people who might .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards   Groundscare teams at Leicester City Football Club, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos rugby club are among the winners of the 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) awards for groundskeeping. The winners were announced at a sell-out awards gala last night at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair
British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair   National governing body British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) has named Professor Philip Wilson its new chair. The appointment will take effect immediately and, according to a statement, "underpins the NGBs transformation of its leadership model" and follows the May 2018 appointment of CEO Lisa Pearce. Wilson is .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool   Plans to build a £38m leisure centre and 50m swimming pool in Winchester have been given the go-ahead. Winchester City Council’s (WCC) planning committee recommended approval for the scheme at a meeting on 30 October and the committee will formally issue approval over the coming weeks. Designed by LA .... More>>
31 Oct 2018
Leisure "gamechanger": Gateshead greenlights new waterfront destination
Leisure   Gateshead Council is moving forward with plans to expand the iconic Gateshead Quays, a leisure and entertainment-focused development in Tyne and Wear, England. The £200m (US$255m, €225m) expansion, which is being spearheaded by Ask Real Estate and PATRIZIA UK, will see the riverside locale gain a number of .... More>>
31 Oct 2018
£15m investment in cycling to provide 'lasting legacy' from 2019 UCI championships
£15m investment in cycling to provide 'lasting legacy' from 2019 UCI championships   The government has pledged to invest £15m in improving community cycling facilities across the UK, as part of plans to provide a "lasting legacy" from next year’s UCI Road World Championships. Working with British Cycling, the funding will be delivered by Sport England with a focus on building multi-use .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Initiative launched to produce 140 'board ready' candidates for English sport by 2021
Initiative launched to produce 140 'board ready' candidates for English sport by 2021   Up to £400,000 worth of National Lottery has been made available for a career initiative which will aim to provide English sport with 140 'board ready' candidates by 2021. Designed to increase diversity in leadership roles within sport, the scheme will see training, networking, mentoring, deployment support and .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget   The government's autumn budget – the last fiscal event before the UK leaves the European Union in March – has largely ignored the leisure industry, with none of the major announcements directly affecting the industry's major sectors. While some of the new policies and initiatives will have a knock-on effect – .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena   Fiserv Forum, the new home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks, has been named the world’s first bird-friendly stadium. The 714,000sq ft Populous-designed venue, which opened to the public on 19 October and was shortly thereafter awarded the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre   Construction has begun on a £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, Braywick Leisure Centre will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility, which will combine a number of leisure services under one roof. .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash   English Premier League club Leicester City has confirmed the death of its owner and chair, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Srivaddhanaprabha died with four others in a helicopter crash shortly after Leicester City's game against West Ham United on Saturday night. The Thai billionaire – owner of the King Power .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear   Two superpowers – one from the world of architecture, the other from the fashion domain – have teamed up to produce a new line of sportswear called Futureskin. The sleek base layers, which includes tops and leggings for men and women, feature Odlo’s Swiss-engineered 'organic bodymapping' technology. This .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim   The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently. The Department for Education – working together with DCMS and Swim England – has announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Funding initiative launched to get more Scottish women into sport
Funding initiative launched to get more Scottish women into sport   The Scottish government and sportscotland have made £300,000 worth of extra funding available for projects that encourage more women and girls to participate in sport and physical activity. The two organisations are calling for applications led by sports governing bodies of sport or local authorities for the .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games   Nearly every event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in a facility which is already open, the organising committee for the games has revealed. The official Sport and Venue Programme – released by Birmingham 2022 officials – shows that the only venue to be built for the Games is the .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'   A hard-hitting new study claims that living a sedentary lifestyle is more detrimental to health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. The findings are based on a retrospective study of 122,007 patients over the course of 23 years, (between 1991 and 2014), which looked at the association between .... More>>
24 Oct 2018
Dublin's Dalymount Park stadium to be turned into 6,000 all-seater stadium
Dublin's Dalymount Park stadium to be turned into 6,000 all-seater stadium   The long-awaited redevelopment of the historic Dalymount Park stadium – home to Irish Premier Division football Club Bohemians – has been given the go-ahead by Dublin City Council. Following a meeting earlier this month, the council announced the stadium will become an all-seater, Uefa Category 3 stadium with a .... More>>
23 Oct 2018
Beat the Street project to expand across England following £3.3m cash injection
Beat the Street project to expand across England following £3.3m cash injection   A community initiative which seeks to turn towns and cities into "giant playgrounds" for children – in order to get them physically active – is set to expand across England. The Beat the Street project has received £3.3m worth of Lottery funding, which will see a further 59 'games' being rolled out across .... More>>
22 Oct 2018
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity   A new tool has been launched to help healthcare professionals talk to patients about the benefits of physical activity. The Moving Medicine tool is aimed at people working in roles such as doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to provide them with the latest evidence to address "a knowledge and skills gap in the .... More>>
19 Oct 2018
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games   Plans have been revealed to build a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) center for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. As well as providing TCM treatments and medical services during the Games, the centre will house an interactive experience and a training facility. Forming part of the facility mix at the Games, .... More>>
19 Oct 2018
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group   Private equity giant Blackstone has acquired UK-based live events venue operator National Exhibition Centre Group from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. The deal, believed to be worth around £810m, will see Blackstone take control of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, as well .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign   Speaking at the annual Legend customer day at the NEC today, Sport England’s executive director of mass markets, Dave Newton gave a first reveal of the new This Girl Can campaign, which will go live on 26 October. The campaign will have a new strapline #fitgotreal. The first wave of the campaign will talk .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe   Research by UK-based charity Women in Sport suggests that there remains a lack of visibility of women’s sports coverage even among developed nations. The research, co-funded by the EU's Erasmus+ programme, looked at coverage across five European nations – the UK, Sweden, Malta, Greece and Romania. It found .... More>>
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