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19 Jul 2018
GPs urged to refer older patients for golf lessons
GPs urged to refer older patients for golf lessons   GPs and health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength and "improves life satisfaction". The Golf on Referral report studied two research pilots that saw selected patients referred for a six-week .... More>>
18 Jul 2018
Airbnb offers tea in Tokyo with Kengo Kuma and tour of his under-construction Olympic stadium
Airbnb offers tea in Tokyo with Kengo Kuma and tour of his under-construction Olympic stadium   Airbnb has offered an exclusive meet and greet with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which will include a visit to his under-construction Tokyo Olympic stadium. Five guests were given the opportunity to book the rare experience on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, with the places quickly snapped up. The lucky .... More>>
17 Jul 2018
New community fund to make Scotland "more inclusive and healthier"
New community fund to make Scotland   Community-based sport and physical activity projects in Scotland are in line for a cash investment thanks to a new programme aimed at changing lives and creating a more inclusive and healthier nation. Sports projects and programmes can now apply for grants from The Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical .... More>>
17 Jul 2018
Ralph Rimmer confirmed as Rugby League CEO
Ralph Rimmer confirmed as Rugby League CEO   The Rugby Football League (RFL) has appointed Ralph Rimmer as its new CEO. Rimmer, who has been interim CEO of the national governing body since January, will take over the new role with immediate effect. A former amateur player and coach, Rimmer has worked at all levels of rugby league – in development, .... More>>
16 Jul 2018
TSB and Sported launch community sports programme
TSB and Sported launch community sports programme   Sports charity Sported has teamed up with TSB Bank to launch a community sports programme looking to nurture the "next generation of community leaders". The TSB Young Leaders programme will see people aged between 18 and 24 years old benefit from training and development opportunities, aimed at supporting them .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
David Beckham's stadium group releases first image of proposed stadium complex
David Beckham's stadium group releases first image of proposed stadium complex   The group hoping to establish a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami, Florida, US, has released the first image of the proposed stadium complex. Led by former England football captain David Beckham, the group is hoping to establish the development – which would mix a 25,000-seat stadium with a park and .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Swim England to put talented youngsters in fast lane with performance centres
Swim England to put talented youngsters in fast lane with performance centres   Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, has announced plans to open five performance centres nationwide to nurture young talent. The body is working in partnership with swimming clubs and universities to “give swimmers the opportunity to stay in the sport, achieve academic excellence .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
1Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre
1Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre   Alternative fitness operator 1Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London. The 7,000sq ft (650sq m) arena at Victoria’s Nova – a multi-restaurant development in the area – houses an 86-bike studio over three stories, as well as an instructor platform that ascends and descends .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho launches cryptocurrency and digital stadia venture
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho launches cryptocurrency and digital stadia venture   Former Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho has launched a new digital venture which looks to combine an entirely new cryptocurrency with a range of football services "in the real world". The project – in partnership with Malta-based World Soccer Coin – is aiming to launch a digital currency called the .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Japoma Sports Complex weaving in Cameroonian craft traditions ahead of Nations Cup
Japoma Sports Complex weaving in Cameroonian craft traditions ahead of Nations Cup   Ahead of 2019’s Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, the architect behind Douala, Cameroon’s new 50,000 seater stadium and sports park, Japoma Sports Complex, has told CLAD about the stadium's ergonomic structure that will bring in the very fabric of the culture of the city around it. Douala, the .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Physical activity "key to student mental health" – study
Physical activity   Getting university students physically active can have a dramatic effect on improving their mental wellbeing, social inclusion, and perceived academic attainment and employability. According to the British Active Students Survey: 2017/2018 Report, students who are classified as "active" scored better than .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Plans being explored for £20m leisure centre in Bingham
Plans being explored for £20m leisure centre in Bingham   Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has revealed it is exploring plans to build a new leisure centre in Bingham, Nottinghamshire. In a cabinet meeting this week, the council gave the go-ahead for "detailed investigations" into constructing a centre on land owned by the authority in the town to start as part of a .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
SRA launches campaign to ensure every child has right to be active
SRA launches campaign to ensure every child has right to be active   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has launched a campaign to make physical activity a "fundamental right" for all children. The #RightToBeActive campaign asks those across society, including parents, to join the call for government to embed the fundamental right of all children to be active in policy, .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
Biltmore Hotel announces ‘regal’ room and golf course redesign
Biltmore Hotel announces ‘regal’ room and golf course redesign   The Biltmore Hotel, located at Coral Gables, near Miami, has announced that it has commissioned two architects to redesign all of its accommodations and corridors, as well as one more architect to oversee the restoration of its 18-hole golf course. D’Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture will .... More>>
10 Jul 2018
England planning on bidding for 2030 World Cup?
England planning on bidding for 2030 World Cup?   As football fever grips England – thanks to the national team's performances at this year's FIFA World Cup – there is growing evidence that The Football Association (FA) is planning to launch a bid to host the tournament in 2030. The FA is understood to have been satisfied with the "increased transparency" of .... More>>
10 Jul 2018
Jeremy Wright named new culture secretary as part of "Brexit chaos" reshuffle
Jeremy Wright named new culture secretary as part of   Jeremy Wright, the MP for Kenilworth and Southam, has been named Britain's new culture secretary following a tumultuous 24 hours for the Conservative government which saw the resignations of both Boris Johnson and David Davis. Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to reshuffle her cabinet yesterday (9 July) .... More>>
09 Jul 2018
Portsmouth's "inclusive and sustainable" sport complex gets approval
Portsmouth's   Portsmouth City Council has approved plans for an inclusive and sustainable sports facility at University of Portsmouth. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, the complex will include a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool, an eight-court sports hall, a health club with a 175-station gym and multifunctional studios, .... More>>
06 Jul 2018
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!   Manchester launches new cycling and walking network, Puregym acquires Soho Gyms, U2 announces plans for a music attraction and work starts on a new £10m spa at Carden Park To watch the video, click here To find out more about these stories, check out the links below. .... More>>
05 Jul 2018
Tanni Grey-Thompson turns up heat on government over £1bn "leisure hub" investment
Tanni Grey-Thompson turns up heat on government over £1bn   The government "needs to show more leadership" and work with the physical activity sector if it wants to save the National Health Service (NHS). That was the message from former Paralympic champion and current ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson, speaking at the Local Government Association Annual Conference in .... More>>
04 Jul 2018
£28m Moberly Sports Centre opens in North London
£28m Moberly Sports Centre opens in North London   The Moberly Sports Centre in London – which includes the first newly-built public swimming pool in Westminster in almost 40 years – has opened its doors. Built by Willmott Dixon and managed by Everyone Active, the centre includes a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a 13m teaching pool with movable floor and an .... More>>
03 Jul 2018
Les Mills & Sports Leaders UK launch ‘Netflix-style’ children’s fitness platform
Les Mills & Sports Leaders UK launch ‘Netflix-style’ children’s fitness platform   Global fitness company Les Mills has teamed up with awards and qualifications body Sports Leaders UK to launch a new partnership, which will support schools, children, parents and carers to be physically active through a “Netflix-style” platform. Born to Move, which is a virtual, screen-based asset offering .... More>>
02 Jul 2018
Sport England invests £1.3m into fitness for long-term patients
Sport England invests £1.3m into fitness for long-term patients   Millions of people with long-term health conditions will be targeted via a £1.3m investment project launched by Sport England to encourage them to become more physically active. Working in conjunction with the Richmond Group of Charities, Sport England will fund a series of pilot projects designed to improve the .... More>>
02 Jul 2018
‘This girl can’ captures Herts and minds with physical activity campaign
‘This girl can’ captures Herts and minds with physical activity campaign   Hertfordshire based organisation Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) ran its annual week-long campaign to encourage women and girls in the area into physical activity last month, with a view to “raising the profile of female sport and physical activity and decreasing the inactivity epidemic”. .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
Manchester makes a Beeline for bikes – aims to create UK’s largest cycling network
Manchester makes a Beeline for bikes – aims to create UK’s largest cycling network   Officials in Manchester have revealed plans to create a city-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes – including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes. The ‘Beelines’ network – named after Manchester’s civic symbol of the worker bee – will be the largest joined-up .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
Millions of people with long-term health conditions to get physically active
Millions of people with long-term health conditions to get physically active   Sport England has partnered with a group of health charities from The Richmond Group to create a series of projects that could improve the health of millions of people with long-term health conditions. A total of £1.3m of National Lottery funding has been made available for a range of projects, which aim to .... More>>
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