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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>>
10 Jan 2019
GLL to make its leisure centres more dementia-friendly
GLL to make its leisure centres more dementia-friendly   Leisure operator GLL has revealed plans to make its 14,000-strong workforce "dementia-aware" in order to make its 350 public facilities more accessible for those living with the condition. Staff across the social enterprise's network of leisure centres will receive training through a series of staff .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
Saracens Rugby Club acquires stake in Superleague netball team Mavericks
Saracens Rugby Club acquires stake in Superleague netball team Mavericks   Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Saracens has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Vitality Netball Superleague team Hertfordshire Mavericks. As a result of the partnership – designed to "fuel the next phase of growth for both organisations" – the netball team has been renamed Saracens Mavericks. The strategic .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
Sports Recreation Alliance CEO Emma Boggis to step down
Sports Recreation Alliance CEO Emma Boggis to step down   Emma Boggis, chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA), will step down from her role in April. Boggis was appointed CEO in 2014 and joined SRA from the Cabinet Office, where she was head of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit, set up in 2012 to support Lord Coe in his role as the Prime .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
Manchester United to open themed entertainment centres across China
Manchester United to open themed entertainment centres across China   English Premier League club Manchester United has revealed plans to open a series of club-themed entertainment centres throughout China. Working in partnership with Chinese property developer Harves, the club will begin the rollout of the Manchester United Entertainment and Experience Centres with three sites .... More>>
08 Jan 2019
New Dublin attraction combines scientific exploration with sport
New Dublin attraction combines scientific exploration with sport   A new sport and science centre has opened its doors in Dublin, Ireland, containing more than 300 exhibits and featuring a large Tesla coil room. Located in the Dublin Mountains, Explorium aims to engage people young and old with science but with a focus on physical activity also at its core. The Tesla coil – a .... More>>
07 Jan 2019
New long-term plan for NHS – what will it mean for physical activity?
New long-term plan for NHS – what will it mean for physical activity?   Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed a new long-term plan for the NHS, saying that it will help "secure the future of the health service", with measures to support people at all stages of life. Speaking at a launch event in Liverpool today (7 January), May said the plan will "save almost 500,000 more lives" .... More>>
07 Jan 2019
GroupGSA scoop Winter Olympics project in China
GroupGSA scoop Winter Olympics project in China   International architecture firm GroupGSA have been selected to design a sports-friendly city centre in Chongli, China in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Partially inspired by the hexagonal structures of snowflakes, the revitalised urban space will feature a communal plaza, ice and snow .... More>>
07 Jan 2019
Daily Mile could be introduced in all primary schools in England following £1.5m grant
Daily Mile could be introduced in all primary schools in England following £1.5m grant   All primary schools in England could be offered the opportunity to get involved in the Daily Mile fitness programme, after the initiative secured a £1.5m Sport England grant. The Daily Mile concept gets kids active by enabling classes to head outside and jog or run around the school grounds every day – rain or .... More>>
04 Jan 2019
All change at RLSS UK: new chair and IQL director named as search begins for new CEO
All change at RLSS UK: new chair and IQL director named as search begins for new CEO   The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is shuffling its top team heading into 2019. The water-safety charity has appointed Mike Owen as chair, replacing the outgoing Dawn Whittaker. Owen has 25 years’ management and board experience and has specialised in not-for-profit bodies, membership associations and .... More>>
04 Jan 2019
£26m Dover leisure centre to open in February
£26m Dover leisure centre to open in February   The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre is set to open its doors on February 2019. Designed by GT3 Architects, the centre will include a competition-standard eight-lane pool with spectator seating for 250 people, 15m learner pool with movable floor, sauna, steamroom and a health club with a 120-station gym .... More>>
03 Jan 2019
Social enterprise to deliver physical activity for carers in partnership with NHS and council
Social enterprise to deliver physical activity for carers in partnership with NHS and council   Sport For Confidence is to deliver a series of physical activity sessions to carers, following a unique partnership with the NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southend Borough Council (SBC). The social enterprise will run activity sessions two to three times per week in accessible venues .... More>>
03 Jan 2019
Amir Khan launches initiative to get youngsters off the streets
Amir Khan launches initiative to get youngsters off the streets   Former boxing world champion Amir Khan has launched ‘Ring the Changes’ – an initiative aimed at addressing youth crime in London. Operated in partnership with online financial trading broker ThinkMarkets, the programme will support initiatives to help young children get off the streets using financial education .... More>>
02 Jan 2019
Everton's 'future proof' stadium to have a capacity of 52,000 – could expand to 62,000
Everton's 'future proof' stadium to have a capacity of 52,000 – could expand to 62,000   Everton FC has revealed that it will propose a capacity of 52,000 for its new stadium – with the potential to expand to 62,000 in the future – when it files a planning application for the project later this year. According to the club, the projected capacity takes into account several factors – such as current .... More>>
02 Jan 2019
Swim England and Everyone Active sign strategic partnership
Swim England and Everyone Active sign strategic partnership   National governing body Swim England and leisure operator Everyone Active have signed a new partnership in the hope of "creating a nation of swimmers". The three-year partnership will focus on creating a strategic approach to encourage more people to engage in swimming and to tackle physical inactivity. The .... More>>
30 Dec 2018
Premier League begins search for new CEO as Susanna Dinnage pulls out
Premier League begins search for new CEO as Susanna Dinnage pulls out   Susanna Dinnage, who was set to become the first female CEO of the English Premier League (EPL), has told the league that she will not be taking up the position. Dinnage was appointed chief executive in November and was set to replace outgoing CEO Richard Scudamore in early 2019. In a short statement, the .... More>>
30 Dec 2018
Leisure industry leaders feature in New Year Honours list
Leisure industry leaders feature in New Year Honours list   A number of leisure industry people have been recognised in this year's New Year Honours list. Sport Former England rugby captain and current chair of World Rugby Bill Beaumont has been knighted for services to rugby. The former RFU chair has steered World Rugby since 2016. He is joined on the .... More>>
28 Dec 2018
Work set to begin on Parkwood Leisure's £3.6m Broughton Astley centre
Work set to begin on Parkwood Leisure's £3.6m Broughton Astley centre   Construction work on the Broughton Astley Leisure Centre in Leicestershire is set to begin in February 2019, following the appointment of a contractor for the project. The centre is being developed by Parkwood Leisure, which has appointed Speller Metcalfe to build the £3.6m facility. Designed by Watson Batty .... More>>
28 Dec 2018
London Irish to groundshare with Brentford FC at new stadium
London Irish to groundshare with Brentford FC at new stadium   Championship rugby club London Irish has confirmed it will make Brentford FC’s new stadium its home. The 17,250-capacity Brentford Community Stadium is due to be completed by the start of the 2019-20 football season and the Irish will begin playing home games at the venue from the 2020-21 season. London Irish .... More>>
27 Dec 2018
Online cycling racing platform Zwift secures US$120m funding
Online cycling racing platform Zwift secures US$120m funding   Zwift, a multiplayer online training and racing platform for cyclists and runners, has secured US$120m worth of series B funding. The company will use the investment in growing its new running discipline and also to expand into esports. The Zwift app enables users to ride or run with friends from all over .... More>>
23 Dec 2018
European football clubs urge UEFA to distribute money 'more evenly'
European football clubs urge UEFA to distribute money 'more evenly'   European Leagues, the body representing European football clubs, has called on the continent's governing body to re-evaluate the way it dispenses prize money from its two premier competitions – the Champions League and the Europa League. In a report seen by the Reuters news agency, the umbrella organisation .... More>>
23 Dec 2018
First look at the final designs for Feyenoord Stadium
First look at the final designs for Feyenoord Stadium   The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have released images of their final schematic designs for the new Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. The 63,000-seat arena, which – once complete – will be home to top flight football club Feyenoord FC, will rise on the banks of the River Maas, replacing the 80-year-old .... More>>
21 Dec 2018
Wellness golf: architect to create new kind of playing experience
Wellness golf: architect to create new kind of playing experience   Landscape architect Agustín Pizá has designed a 'wellness golf' experience in Yucatán, Mexico. Pizá's golf course, which will be located at Chablé Resort – a 750-acre spa retreat situated on a centuries-old hacienda near Mérida – will facilitate a no-frills, meditative atmosphere. According to Pizá, players will .... More>>
21 Dec 2018
Birmingham's £350m Commonwealth Games village receives approval
Birmingham's £350m Commonwealth Games village receives approval   Plans for a large-scale athletes village, to be used during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, have received the green light from Birmingham City Council (BCC). The £350m project will house around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and will be turned into a mixed-use housing development following .... More>>
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