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03 Dec 2018
£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley
£40m inland surf park planned for London's Lee Valley   Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing company The Wave have unveiled plans to create an inland surfing venue in London. To be located at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton, North London, the £40m venue will be developed jointly by the two partners and will allow people of all .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting
Jennie Price joins Portas Consulting   Former Sport England CEO Jennie Price has joined global strategy consultancy Portas Consulting as an expert adviser. Price has been tasked with advising Portas and its clients to "harness the power of sport and physical activity". Portas has offices on four continents and works with a number of sports .... More>>
30 Nov 2018
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium
Designs revealed for Oakland's new 'intimate' baseball stadium   Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise Oakland Athletics has revealed detailed designs for an ambitious waterfront stadium. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his BIG practice, the 34,000-capacity stadium is being planned for a site at Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The expansive project .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Exeter's 'super-efficient' leisure centre to form part of £300m project
Exeter's 'super-efficient' leisure centre to form part of £300m project   Exeter City Council has approved measures to spend an extra £11.8m on the environmentally 'super efficient' leisure complex planned for the city's St Sidwell’s Point. The centre, which was initially expected to cost in the region of £26.5m, will be part of a larger, £300m regeneration project of the city .... More>>
29 Nov 2018
Swindon's £270m ski dome and leisure centre plans approved
Swindon's £270m ski dome and leisure centre plans approved   A major new indoor snow centre and leisure destination in Swindon has been given the green light by the local council. Designed by sports and leisure specialists FaulknerBrowns Architects, the £270m project will include a 2,00sq m (21,500sq ft) snow centre featuring two real-snow slopes – measuring 75m and 170m .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels
Childhood inactivity 'worse than feared' – and reaching crisis levels   Children in developed countries are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development – according to a report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA). AHKGA studied current activity levels in 49 countries across six continents as part of a project to assess global trends in childhood .... More>>
28 Nov 2018
Could financial incentives be the key to getting people more physically active?
Could financial incentives be the key to getting people more physically active?   A study by research institute RAND Europe has suggested that there is a guaranteed way to dramatically increase people's physical activity levels – by offering them tangible financial rewards. Described as the "largest behaviour change study on physical activity" RAND charted the behaviours of more than 400,000 .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
Populous-designed "epicentre for esports" opens its doors in Texas
Populous-designed   Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest video gaming stadium in North America, has opened in Texas. Designed by international architecture firm Populous and built by Shawmut Design and Construction, the new 100,000 sq ft (929 sq m) facility features eight tea rooms, a player lounge, and a competition space .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
Leisure trust Life Leisure makes move into facility ownership
Leisure trust Life Leisure makes move into facility ownership   Life Leisure has become a facility owner after acquiring the Stockport Sports Village (SSV). The charitable trust – which manages sports and leisure facilities in the North West of England – purchased the 23-acre site and is the company’s first venture into land ownership. While no details were released on the .... More>>
27 Nov 2018
'Challenging times' ahead for rugby as RFU reports £30m losses
'Challenging times' ahead for rugby as RFU reports £30m losses   The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has posted losses of £30.9m for 2017-18 – a year in which the national governing body also made 54 staff members redundant. The financial statement for the year ending 30 June 2018 shows that the RFU invested a record £107.7m in the English game in the last financial year – despite .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Dubai firm to build the world’s largest sports mall
Dubai firm to build the world’s largest sports mall   Emirati real estate developer Viva City Developments has announced that it will supervise the creation of a record-breaking sports complex in Dubai. Dubbed "The Sports Society", the 3-storey structure will occupy 3,717 sq m of space and a feature number of leisure attractions, such as an ice-skating rink, .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Grimshaw Architects offer first look at the newest Eden Project
Grimshaw Architects offer first look at the newest Eden Project   London-based architecture firm Grimshaw have unveiled renderings of Eden Project North (EPN), a marine-centred recreational complex and leisure attraction in Morecambe, UK. Conceptualised for environmental charity Eden Project International, the new destination will take the form of a series of mussel-shaped .... More>>
26 Nov 2018
Sport England partners with Grant Thornton to help grassroots clubs manage their finances
Sport England partners with Grant Thornton to help grassroots clubs manage their finances   Financial adviser Grant Thornton has created a programme of online workshops aimed at helping grassroots sports clubs to better manage their finances. The workshops are part of a partnership between the business specialist and Sport England and include topics such as “Future fitting your finances”. All .... More>>
23 Nov 2018
Wellbeing should 'sit alongside other subjects' at school – Nuffield Health study
Wellbeing should 'sit alongside other subjects' at school – Nuffield Health study   Creating a role for a 'head of wellness' at schools would get students and staff more physically active – and make a positive difference to their emotional and physical wellbeing. According to new research by Nuffield Health, having a dedicated member of staff with the responsibility of teaching children about .... More>>
22 Nov 2018
Secrets behind brainy kids – exercise, sleep and a limit on screen time
Secrets behind brainy kids – exercise, sleep and a limit on screen time   Children who exercise for at least one hour a day, get nine to 11 hours of sleep at night and spend two hours or less in front of screens return 'significantly higher' mental test scores. The findings come from a study by Canada’s Healthy Active Living & Obesity Research Group, which charted a number of .... More>>
22 Nov 2018
ECB to encourage 2,000 British Asian women to become community sports leaders
ECB to encourage 2,000 British Asian women to become community sports leaders   Cricket's national governing body ECB will invest £1.2m in engaging women from British South Asian backgrounds to become sport and community leaders. Up to 2,000 British Asian females will be trained as ECB ‘Activators’ over the next four years thanks to a grant from Sport England. The Activators – volunteers .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
Miami says 'yes' to David Beckham’s Freedom Park and Soccer Village
Miami says 'yes' to David Beckham’s Freedom Park and Soccer Village   The City of Miami has thrown its support behind Freedom Park and Soccer Village, David Beckham’s long-awaited stadium and training facility. The proposed complex, which has been a subject of media speculation since it was first announced in 2013, will be the home of Beckham’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, .... More>>
21 Nov 2018
British Ski and Snowboard rebrands as GB Snowsport
British Ski and Snowboard rebrands as GB Snowsport   British Ski and Snowboard has revealed a new name and brand identity, four months after the national governing body took over responsibility for parasnowsports. The new name, GB Snowsport, will be implemented with immediate effect and has been designed to help bring together every skiing discipline under one .... More>>
20 Nov 2018
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK
Sporta rebrands as Community Leisure UK   Sporta, the body representing charitable leisure trusts across the UK, has rebranded as Community Leisure UK as part of efforts to "tackle a false perception of being a solely sport-focused body". According to CEO Cate Atwater, the new name "better reflects" members’ focus on improving the physical and mental .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
Initiative launched to help dads and daughters get active together
Initiative launched to help dads and daughters get active together   Women in Sport has teamed up with the Fatherhood Institute, Fulham Football Club and the English Football League Trust to help fathers and daughters from low income families in London get physically active. The partnership has received £118,301 of National Lottery funding from Sport England for a project which .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
RFU chief Steve Brown in surprise resignation
RFU chief Steve Brown in surprise resignation   Steve Brown has announced he will step down as CEO of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after just 14 months in the role. Brown's shock decision comes just days after former CEO Francis Baron claimed that the governing body was "in a perilous financial position" despite recording healthy revenues. Brown first .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park   Work has started on the what is expected to become Miami’s next "world-class trail". Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the 10-mile (16 km) Underline – Miami’s first integrated transport mobility corridor – will create new public realm beneath the city’s Metrorail guideway. .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Kia Oval expansion gets green light
Kia Oval expansion gets green light   Surrey County Cricket Club (CCC) has received full planning permission for the redevelopment of its Kia Oval ground, which will increase the venue's capacity to 28,000. The project will see a new three-tier stand built in between the existing Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and the Peter May Stand, which will .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
First look at University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre
First look at University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre   The University of Warwick has released an in-depth fly-through video of its soon-to-be-completed sports and wellness hub in Coventry, UK. Set to become one of the largest recreational and fitness facilities in Britain, the David Morley-designed complex will span 16,684 sq ft (1,550 sq m) and feature a 12-court .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel   The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) – the first sports-centric venue of its kind in the UK – has opened at Loughborough University. Designed by David Morley Architects and developed in partnership with UK Sport, Sport England, the English Institute of Sport, and Imago Venues, the 44-room, fitness-focused .... More>>
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