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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>>
27 Jun 2018
CannonDesign create baseball 'stadium in the park' for Virginia Tech
CannonDesign create baseball 'stadium in the park' for Virginia Tech   North American sports and arena specialists CannonDesign have designed a new baseball park for Virginia Tech University, with natural grass terraces utilised to create the feeling of being in “a stadium in the park.” The press box and permanent stands of the university's former ground have been removed to make .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
A quarter of Brits do not exercise – and some avoid it 'at all cost'
A quarter of Brits do not exercise – and some avoid it 'at all cost'   Almost one in four British people never exercise, with some admitting to avoiding physical activities "at all cost". The finding comes from the Fit Brits study, commissioned by the British Lung Foundation, which surveyed 2,000 adults. Of the 23 per cent who do not exercise regularly, one in four felt .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
Opening date set for University of Warwick's new Wellness Hub
Opening date set for University of Warwick's new Wellness Hub   University of Warwick will open a multi-million sport and wellness hub in early 2019. The new Sport and Wellness Hub is part of a £49m investment into the site, which will house a wide range of facilities for students and the general public. The hub will include a large health club with a 250-station gym and .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
Government fails to highlight exercise in new childhood obesity strategy
Government fails to highlight exercise in new childhood obesity strategy   The latest chapter of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan – published this week – has received a mixed reaction from the physical activity sector. While the document includes headline-grabbing measures to improve diets – such as a ban on sweets and fatty snacks sold at shop checkouts, as well as .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Women in Sport report claims 'serious gender discrimination problem' within sector
Women in Sport report claims 'serious gender discrimination problem' within sector   Sport should focus on having more women leaders, in order to bring about cultural change within the sector, according to equality charity Women in Sport. The call comes after the charity published its Beyond 30% – Workplace Culture in Sport report, which suggests there is still a "serious gender .... More>>
25 Jun 2018
Belfast loses right to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games
Belfast loses right to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games   Belfast has been stripped of its right to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games, after the required funding for the event was not released by the Northern Irish government. Belfast was awarded the Games in February 2016, but Northern Ireland's coalition government collapsed in January 2017, before ministers .... More>>
21 Jun 2018
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public   National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will, healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health and a local school district to launch a facility dedicated to community health and wellbeing. The 300,000sq ft (28,000sq m) Sports Therapy & Research complex .... More>>
21 Jun 2018
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester   Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising event – organised by ukactive – which is being billed as a "three-day celebration of physical activity". More than 1,200 people are in attendance at today's conference part of the event, where they will hear a .... More>>
20 Jun 2018
Work begins on Aston Villa's new training ground to make space for HS2
Work begins on Aston Villa's new training ground to make space for HS2   Work has begun on relocating Championship football club Aston Villa's training ground, in order to make space for the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway. The club has appointed contractors O’Brien to undertake the multi-million-pound works, which include enabling works for nine natural pitches and one 3G pitch. The .... More>>
20 Jun 2018
Rugby League World Cup launches legacy programme
Rugby League World Cup launches legacy programme   The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a legacy programme, which looks to use the tournament, to be hosted in England, as a catalyst to develop the game of rugby league and "engage with the widest possible audience". Called ‘Inspired by 2021’, the programme comprises three key strands: .... More>>
18 Jun 2018
Paralympic sport Goalball appoints John Grosvenor as chair
Paralympic sport Goalball appoints John Grosvenor as chair   Goalball UK has made a high-profile business appointment by naming John Grosvenor – former senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers – as its new chair. In a statement, the governing body for the only Paralympic sport said the recruitment was part of plans to "be self-sufficient in order to support the grassroots .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup   The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup kicks off today, marking the re-opening of what has been described as the "most high-tech stadium in World Cup history". Originally built in 1956, the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow has been completely redeveloped for the World Cup, as part of a redesign led by Moscow-based .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Safe standing: Labour offers its support and Aberdeen plans new stand
Safe standing: Labour offers its support and Aberdeen plans new stand   The debate over whether safe standing areas should be allowed in English top flight football is heating up, with the Labour Party offering its backing for safe-standing at all football grounds. The party's new policy goes directly against that of the Conservative government, which last month poured cold water .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Lawrence Conway named new Sport Wales chair
Lawrence Conway named new Sport Wales chair   Sport Wales has named Lawrence Conway as its new permanent chair. Conway, a career civil servant, has been given the role a year after previous chair, Paul Thomas, was sacked following what Sport Wales described as a "significant breakdown of interpersonal relationships". Conway joined the civil service in .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park   To celebrate the start of the World Cup in Russia, sports giant Nike has partnered with KOSMOS Architects to create an outdoor football court in Moscow inspired by the traditional Russian ‘korobka’ – courtyard cages for street matches. The 4,700sq m (50,600sq ft) Nike BOX Msk in Gorky Park can be used for a .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
Breaking: US, Canada and Mexico to host FIFA 2026 World Cup
Breaking: US, Canada and Mexico to host FIFA 2026 World Cup   A joint bid by Mexico, Canada and the US has been selected to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup, following a vote by the FIFA Congress today. The trio beat a rival bid from Morocco in the final vote, which will see the World Cup being held in the US for the second time. The 2026 event will mark the third time that .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy   Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set to begin in September, after the works were given final approval by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC). The new facility, designed with the council’s leisure development partner, Pulse Fitness, will include an extension and .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Activity Alliance launches inclusive programme to get more disabled people into sport
Activity Alliance launches inclusive programme to get more disabled people into sport   The Activity Alliance has launched a new initiative as part of efforts to offer disabled people more opportunities to get physically active. The three-year Inclusive Activity Programme will deliver more than 600 practical, tailored face-to-face workshops and provide access to ongoing learning and development .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Luxembourg skatepark opens in shadow of UNESCO-listed fortress
Luxembourg skatepark opens in shadow of UNESCO-listed fortress   One of Europe’s largest and most dramatic skateparks has been built in Luxembourg, in the shadow of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The multi-level park has been built beneath the stony Fortifications of Vauban in the Peitruss Valley, which separates Luxembourg's Old and New Towns. French studio Constructo .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising   Premier League club Manchester City FC (MCFC) will open its doors to children later this month, as part of the Active Uprising Weekend organised by ukactive. MCFC's City in the Community foundation will host a ‘10@10’ event at the Etihad Campus – the club's new multi-million pound academy – as part of a weekend .... More>>
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