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04 Apr 2019
Talent plan launched for English athletes
Talent plan launched for English athletes   Sport England has launched a new Talent Plan for England, which outlines seven principles for plans to produce future international star athletes. The plan identifies two main objectives – progression and inclusion – as part of a new approach which places as much emphasis on "how athletes win" as it .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost   There is growing evidence that older people are taking up exercise in order to improve their mental health – with the social aspect of physical activity proving to be as important as the impact on physical fitness. A study commissioned by leisure operator GLL compared the exercise habits of 2,000 people across .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
£16m Andover Leisure Centre opens its doors
£16m Andover Leisure Centre opens its doors   The £16m Andover Leisure Centre has opened its doors to the public, after more than two years in the works. Facilities at the centre include a 25m six-lane swimming pool with 15m learner pool, 165-station fitness suite, virtual cycling studio, dance studios, an eight-court sports hall, squash courts, adventure .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
Concussion: sports must “show they care about player welfare”
Concussion: sports must “show they care about player welfare”   For the sake of family members at risk of losing loved ones, and for the sake of individual sports themselves, it is time that concussion was taken seriously and measures were taken at all levels. This is the call from Sports Think Tank founder and director Andy Reed in a Thought Leaders piece in Sports .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Government looks to harness sport in battle against knife crime
Government looks to harness sport in battle against knife crime   The government will look to use sport as a way to support and engage young people in "serious violence hot spots". Jeremy Wright, secretary of state for sport, made the pledge yesterday during a roundtable with a number of sports bodies, charities and creative organisations, held as part of the Prime Minister’s .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania
New Zealand rugby looks to spread sport across Oceania   New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has formed a partnership with Oceania Rugby, which will see both organisations work together to deliver rugby programmes in the Pacific region. The partnership will build on NZR’s Pacific Sporting Partnerships – Sport for Health programme and looks to integrate it with World Rugby’s Get .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Sport and Recreation Alliance appoints Lisa Wainwright as CEO
Sport and Recreation Alliance appoints Lisa Wainwright as CEO   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has named Lisa Wainwright as its new CEO. Wainwright has spent more than 30 years in the sport and physical activity sector and has worked in executive roles for a number of years. She was CEO of Volleyball England for a number of years and most recently spent two years .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
Paul Ramsay replaces Mark Bremner at the helm of 3d Leisure
Paul Ramsay replaces Mark Bremner at the helm of 3d Leisure   Management company 3d Leisure has named Paul Ramsay as its new managing director, replacing Mark Bremner in the role. The change at the top will see Bremner taking on the role of chair of the company and will continue to chair the board of directors. Ramsay has been with 3d Leisure for 25 years, working his .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
£16m Littlehampton Wave leisure centre opens
£16m Littlehampton Wave leisure centre opens   The Littlehampton Wave leisure centre has opened after more than seven years in the planning. The centre at the Sussex seaside resort town features an eight-lane, 25-metre pool, a multi-purpose pool with moveable floor, an 85-station gym and a large functional space which can be divided into two dance studios, a .... More>>
01 Apr 2019
The FA goes internal for new CEO – Mark Bullingham given top job
The FA goes internal for new CEO – Mark Bullingham given top job   The Football Association (FA) has promoted Mark Bullingham, its chief commercial and football development officer, as its new chief executive. Bullingham, a surprise name for the job, will replace current CEO Martin Glenn, who is stepping down at the end of the season. Having joined the organisation in August .... More>>
29 Mar 2019
Sport Ireland launches new Women in Sport Policy
Sport Ireland launches new Women in Sport Policy   Sport Ireland has launched a new strategy for women's sport. The Women in Sport Policy seeks to underline and recognise the opportunity to make a "significant impact on the lives of women through their involvement in sport". It identifies four key areas in which focused work is needed in order to lower .... More>>
28 Mar 2019
Sports sector 'needs to do more' to get disabled people active
Sports sector 'needs to do more' to get disabled people active   The sport and physical activity sector needs to step up its game if it wants to help increase the number of disabled people taking part in activities. New research shows that the sector could play a key role in getting disabled more active – but that it needs to improve awareness and access to facilities and .... More>>
29 Mar 2019
Metro Blind Sport CEO looks to tackle barriers to participation
Metro Blind Sport CEO looks to tackle barriers to participation   Recently appointed chief executive officer Martin Symcox has a list of improvements he wants to make at Metro Blind Sport, including introducing new sports, increasing volunteer numbers, and tackling barriers to participation. Speaking to Sports Management in issue 4 2018, Symcox said that sport was able .... More>>
28 Mar 2019
Technogym hosts digital transformation day for fitness leaders
Technogym hosts digital transformation day for fitness leaders   Technogym supplies specialist equipment which is used by McLaren’s racing drivers to prepare for their gruelling sport at the headquarters of the Formula 1 Racing team in Woking. In early March, the company held a business leaders' day at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre. The day kicked off with a talk from .... More>>
28 Mar 2019
Everyone Active secures deals for four new leisure centres
Everyone Active secures deals for four new leisure centres   Leisure operator Everyone Active has secured management deals for four new leisure centres. In East London, Everyone Active will operate the £25m Hornchurch Leisure Centre, complete with multi-use sports and activity halls, eight-lane swimming pool, exercise studios and a 100-station fitness suite. The project .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Fitness concept backed by footballer Gareth Bale secures first site in London
Fitness concept backed by footballer Gareth Bale secures first site in London   Rowbots, a new rowing-driven fitness concept which boasts Real Madrid and Welsh star Gareth Bale as a joint partner and investor, has secured its first location. To be located at 42 Eastcastle Street in Fitzrovia, Central London, the Rowbots concept employs rowing and dynamic floor exercises to create a complete .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Fusion and Active Life merge, will invest £11.5m in facilities across Kent
Fusion and Active Life merge, will invest £11.5m in facilities across Kent   Leisure operators Fusion Lifestyle and Active Life have committed to investing £11.5m in improving facilities in Kent, following the signing of a long-term lease deal with Canterbury City Council. The deal will see Active Life enter into 50-year leases for the council’s three main leisure centres and then work .... More>>
27 Mar 2019
Gary Verity, architect of Yorkshire's Tour de France, resigns following expenses revelations
Gary Verity, architect of Yorkshire's Tour de France, resigns following expenses revelations   Sir Gary Verity has resigned from his role as CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire amid an investigation into his use of expenses. Verity was a key figure in bringing the Tour de France to the UK and also founded the Tour de Yorkshire. More than three million people lined the UK routes during the "Grand Départ" of the .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Populous to design 'watershed' esports arena in Philadelphia
Populous to design 'watershed' esports arena in Philadelphia   Architecture practice Populous have teamed up with Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies to create the Fusion Arena – a US$50m (€44.2m, £37.7m) competition venue for professional video game players. Set to rise at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, the 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m) arena will be able to .... More>>
26 Mar 2019
Everyone Active and Olympic champion Max Whitlock launch new sports qualification
Everyone Active and Olympic champion Max Whitlock launch new sports qualification   Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock has teamed up with leisure operator Everyone Active and awarding organisation Active IQ to launch a new coaching qualification aimed at ensuring more children participate in gymnastics. The new Active IQ Level 2 in Gymnastics – which received approval from Ofqual on the .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens to the public
Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur stadium opens to the public   The £1bn (US$1.3bn, €1.1bn) Tottenham Hotspur stadium – the largest club ground in London – has finally thrown open its doors to fans. Designed by global architecture firm Populous, the new attraction can accommodate over 62,000 people and features a 40-metre climbing wall, hotel, and multiple dining outlets. .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
What gets kids active – five findings from Sport England's Active Lives study
What gets kids active – five findings from Sport England's Active Lives study   Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active – while "physically literate" children do twice as much activity. These are among the key findings uncovered by a detailed analysis of Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. More than 130,000 children and .... More>>
25 Mar 2019
Minister for sport vows to increase women's participation in sport
Minister for sport vows to increase women's participation in sport   Increasing sports participation among women and girls will be one of the "cornerstones" of a new government drive for sport, according to sports minister Mims Davies. In her first national newspaper interview since succeeding Tracey Crouch – published in the Daily Telegraph – Davies outlined how a .... More>>
23 Mar 2019
Spartan launches into workplace wellness in partnership with Praktice Health
Spartan launches into workplace wellness in partnership with Praktice Health   Spartan, the obstacle course and endurance brand, has launched into the corporate wellness market with the development of the Spartafit Challenge App. The app, which was developed in partnership with corporate wellness specialist, Praktice Health, enables employees to compete in company-wide 30-day health .... More>>
22 Mar 2019
Protein before bed may increase training gains
Protein before bed may increase training gains   Drinking a protein shake just before going to bed at night might increase gains in muscle-mass and strength following a resistance workout, according to researchers in the Netherlands. In a preliminary study, they questioned whether this effect relates to increased protein intake, or whether any nighttime .... More>>
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