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06 Jun 2018
Report: Scottish sports participation programmes 'changing lives'
Report: Scottish sports participation programmes 'changing lives'   A new research report into the work of Sportscotland has found that participation programmes supported by the agency are having "a life-changing effect" on those who are taking part. The independent research praised several of Sportscotland's programmes – including Active Schools which, according to the study, .... More>>
05 Jun 2018
Detailed designs for Birmingham 2022 Games Village released
Detailed designs for Birmingham 2022 Games Village released   Designs for The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village, released this week, show that the Games will leave behind both a sporting and a housing legacy. The Games Village – comprising accommodation, dining, medical, transport and essential services for athletes and team officials during the Games – will be .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
UK Sport launches consultation into elite sport funding
UK Sport launches consultation into elite sport funding   The way elite sport is being funded in the UK could be facing a shake-up, following a consultation into how UK Sport distributes National Lottery money. Launched by the high-performance funding agency, the public discussions will look into the UK Sport's future investment principles and how best to "inspire the .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
"Uber for sports coaches" launches in the UK
  A team of entrepreneurs – including double Olympic medalist Roger Black – has launched a new online service which will help connect members of public with sports coaches. Described as the "Uber for sports coaches", the new Coach Cycle service will offer a web-based database of coaches in more than 30 sports. .... More>>
01 Jun 2018
FIFA World Football Museum comes to Moscow with major exhibition to celebrate World Cup
FIFA World Football Museum comes to Moscow with major exhibition to celebrate World Cup   Fifa's World Football Museum is opening a temporary exhibition in Moscow, Russia, through the course of this year's World Cup. To be hosted at the Hyundai Motorstudio in the Russian capital, the major exhibition – called The History Makers – will open on 9 June, five days ahead of the football .... More>>
31 May 2018
Chelsea FC halt stadium project blaming 'unfavourable investment climate'
Chelsea FC halt stadium project blaming 'unfavourable investment climate'   Chelsea Football Club has today (31 May) announced that it has put its new stadium project on hold, blaming “the current unfavourable investment climate.” According to the London club, no further pre-construction design and planning work will occur on the Stamford Bridge project, designed by architects Herzog & .... More>>
30 May 2018
Troubled British Basketball given "lifeline" to fulfil international fixtures
Troubled British Basketball given   UK Sport is to deliver a "one-off" support deal to British Basketball, in order to help the troubled national governing body fulfil international fixtures scheduled for its men's and women's teams. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has authorised a funding package worth £500,000 to .... More>>
30 May 2018
Street League adds rugby to sports employability programme
Street League adds rugby to sports employability programme   Street League has a added a rugby version to its expanding range of sports-related employability programmes. The nation-wide charity uses a combined sport and education curriculum to support 16 to 24-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment and training. It has so far achieved impressive .... More>>
29 May 2018
Philippe Starck partners with French rugby icon Sébastien Chabal for range of sports equipment
Philippe Starck partners with French rugby icon Sébastien Chabal for range of sports equipment   French rugby legend Sébastien Chabal and French designer Philippe Starck have joined forces to create a range of urban sports equipment which promotes free and accessible sport to everyone. The initiative is part of the Heritage Plan 2024 – one of the legacy projects linked to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. .... More>>
25 May 2018
Double Olympic champion launches scheme to get 'one million children' into gymnastics
Double Olympic champion launches scheme to get 'one million children' into gymnastics   Double Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock, has launched a new gymnastics programme pledging to get one million more young people doing gymnastics by 2020. Max Whitlock Gymnastics will consist of structured sessions aiming to give children the chance to develop and perfect their skills as they progress. The .... More>>
23 May 2018
Mo Salah's boots go on display at British Museum
Mo Salah's boots go on display at British Museum   Egyptian striker Mo Salah, winner of this year's Golden Boot for being the top goalscorer in the English Premier League, has donated a pair of his boots to the British Museum, where they have entered the institution's world-famous Egyptian collection. Salah's goal-scoring feats have led him to become a national .... More>>
23 May 2018
Regular exercise "keeps heart young"
Regular exercise   Those wanting to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up need to exercise at least four to five times each week, according to a new report. Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) in Texas, US examined the effect of different doses of lifelong exercise (those .... More>>
22 May 2018
Sport England targets families with £40m funding round
Sport England targets families with £40m funding round   Sport England has revealed details of its latest funding round, which will focus on getting entire families more physically active. As part of its new strategy to open its coffers to any organisation which gets people more active, Sport England has revealed the first 22 projects across the country to benefit .... More>>
22 May 2018
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations   YMCA Awards has become the UK’s first awarding organisation to achieve accreditation from the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) across three new qualifications. The new CIMSPA Professional Standards for Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer was created in .... More>>
22 May 2018
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland   Active Northumberland has appointed Mark Tweedie – former chief executive of Active Tameside – as its new CEO. The charitable trust, which manages leisure services on behalf of Northumberland County Council, was launched in 2013 and currently operates 16 leisure centres. Tweedie, a founding member of GM .... More>>
17 May 2018
Architect Dan Meis explains how AS Roma's new stadium will celebrate the Colosseum
Architect Dan Meis explains how AS Roma's new stadium will celebrate the Colosseum   The architect behind Italian football club AS Roma’s planned new stadium has told CLADglobal that he is determined to deliver a facility that “creates an incredible atmosphere” and is respectful of Rome’s extraordinary architectural heritage. Dan Meis, founder of Meis Architects, has been involved for .... More>>
21 May 2018
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching   Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new degree aimed at helping exercise professionals "change the public’s perspective of exercise and keeping fit". The new MSc Exercise Health and Wellness Coaching will begin in September this year and has been developed in-house by RGU’s School of Health Sciences. .... More>>
21 May 2018
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment   Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18-month, £6m redevelopment. Works at the centre included the installation of a new 25m six-lane swimming pool, the addition of a learner pool and a new gym fitted with Precor equipment. The gym also features a new, .... More>>
18 May 2018
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami   Construction is nearing completion on the only new stadium being built for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 16,000-capacity Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Iwate Prefecture will host two fixtures at next year’s tournament. It will first open on the 19 August 2018 for a memorial match between the .... More>>
18 May 2018
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts   Leisure operator Everyone Active has been awarded two 10-year contracts to deliver services on behalf of local councils. The company – the trading name for Sports & Leisure Management – has been appointed to manage the North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre on behalf of Solihull Council. .... More>>
18 May 2018
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team   The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four new members to its board of trustees. Sandra Dodd, Manos Kapterian, Tracy Rea and Rowena Samarasinhe will take up their duties on 22 May 2018. Dodd is the CEO of social enterprise Places for People Leisure .... More>>
16 May 2018
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?   US President Donald Trump could, inadvertently, foil US Soccer's plans to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The president has been vocal in his support for the bid to bring the world's largest sporting event to the US. Trump's uncompromising and unconventional style of diplomacy, however, is in danger of .... More>>
16 May 2018
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment   Plans to replace the historic Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh with a modern £47m sports centre will be discussed by the City of Edinburgh Council next month. Two planning applications have been filed for the stadium, which was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. One application proposes a new £47m sports .... More>>
15 May 2018
Breaking: Jennie Price to step down from Sport England
Breaking: Jennie Price to step down from Sport England   Jennie Price will leave her role as CEO of Sport England at the end of October, after 11 years at the helm. Price took over the role in April 2007, leading the grassroots sport organisation through major reformation – including the development of its new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, which is now .... More>>
15 May 2018
RoSPA: Drowning Prevention Strategy a 'cause for optimism'
RoSPA: Drowning Prevention Strategy a 'cause for optimism'   The number of accidental drownings in the UK fell by 15 per cent last year. Figures from the National Water Safety Forum's Water Incident Database – which charts all drowning deaths, excluding crime and suicides – show that there were 255 drownings in 2017, down from 300 in 2016. According to the .... More>>
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