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Sport, parks, & leisure 151 to 175 of 12681 stories
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>>
15 May 2018
£7.7m Northfield Leisure Centre opens as part of £40m leisure investment
£7.7m Northfield Leisure Centre opens as part of £40m leisure investment   The Northfield Leisure Centre in Birmingham has opened to the public on 14 May, as part of Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) £40m investment programme in the city’s leisure centre stock. Facilities at the £7.7m centre include a 25m swimming pool, teaching pool and a health club with a 75-station gym and group .... More>>
14 May 2018
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world   Spanish football giant FC Barcelona has reached a deal to open a number of Barça-themed “experience spaces” around the world. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has signed a five-year agreement with leisure park developer Parques Reunidos to get the ball rolling on the project, which will see indoor parks, .... More>>
14 May 2018
'Huge growth' in number of people doing group exercise
'Huge growth' in number of people doing group exercise   The number of people doing group exercise increased by 3.76 million during 2017, according to research by Exercise Move Dance UK (EMD UK), the national governing body for group exercise. The 2018 EMD UK Group Exercise National Survey, conducted in partnership with YouGov, shows that the growth has been .... More>>
14 May 2018
Tributes flood in for Dame Tessa Jowell, "driving force" behind London 2012
Tributes flood in for Dame Tessa Jowell,   The UK sports sector has been paying its tributes to former Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who has died at the age of 70 following a year-long battle with cancer. Her 23-year parliamentary career was defined by her achievements as secretary of state for culture, media and sport – a post she held .... More>>
11 May 2018
Plant-covered stadium could host events at Paris 2024 Olympics
Plant-covered stadium could host events at Paris 2024 Olympics   French architecture studio SCAU have won the design competition to create an Olympic stadium and leisure park in the suburbs of Paris, with their vision for a venue extensively covered by plants. The practice will develop and expand the existing Hunebelle Stadium into a 24,000sq m (258,300sq ft) mixed-use .... More>>
10 May 2018
Record revenues see Premier League clubs nearly treble their profits
Record revenues see Premier League clubs nearly treble their profits   The English Premier League has strengthened its position as the world's richest football league after clubs posted profits of £500m – almost three times the previous record of £200m in 2013-14. According to analysis by Deloitte's Sports Business Group, the profits are a result of Premier League clubs’ combined .... More>>
10 May 2018
Ray Algar: 'social impact of health clubs needs to be consistently measured'
Ray Algar: 'social impact of health clubs needs to be consistently measured'   Ray Algar, managing director of business insight specialist Oxygen Consulting, has called for the leisure sector to get better at understanding the data they hold and to utilise the social value they create. "The fitness sector is driven by an altruistic purpose; public, private and third sector organisations .... More>>
08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019   Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The landmark fixtures will see the sport played in the UK for the very first time and ist part of the US-based league's strategy .... More>>
08 May 2018
Venue plans completed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Venue plans completed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics   The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOPG), has finalised its plans for the venues for the Games. In a statement, TOCOPG said it had added the "final pieces to the facility puzzle" by agreeing deals for the seven venues needed to host the Olympic football competition. The .... More>>
04 May 2018
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming "UK’s largest sports participation brand"
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming   Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand. Formed following DW Fitness' takeover of Fitness First's 62-strong UK portfolio in September 2016, the business now boasts 120 gyms and 90 DW Sports-branded retail stores – a mix which the firm .... More>>
04 May 2018
Serco Leisure appoints national membership sales manager
Serco Leisure appoints national membership sales manager   Serco Leisure has named Simon Pittman as its new national membership sales manager. Pittman, a leisure industry veteran, joined Serco last year as the regional sales manager for the Midlands. During his 14-year fitness career, Pittman has had stints at Virgin Active, Everyone Active, Nuffield Health, David .... More>>
04 May 2018
Chelsea FC joins forces with San Francisco 49ers for educational programme for children
Chelsea FC joins forces with San Francisco 49ers for educational programme for children   The Chelsea Foundation, run by the English Premier League club Chelsea FC, has joined forces with the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers to launch an educational programme for young people. The partnership will see the Chelsea Foundation’s education department partner with the 49ers EDU and work .... More>>
03 May 2018
ukactive Awards finalists revealed
ukactive Awards finalists revealed   The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories. Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will .... More>>
02 May 2018
Arup appointed to 'central design role' for new Stadium for Bath
Arup appointed to 'central design role' for new Stadium for Bath   Stadium for Bath, the partnership behind a new community-focused elite rugby stadium in the city, has appointed planning and engineering giant Arup to play a central role in the design of the venue. Arup will provide civil, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering as well as .... More>>
02 May 2018
Plans revealed for new leisure centre in Staines
Plans revealed for new leisure centre in Staines   Spelthorne Council has announced plans to build a new leisure centre in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey. While exact details of the centre are yet to be confirmed, the council has now identified a site for it and commissioned a feasibility study to assess the suitability of the site. The council is proposing to .... More>>
02 May 2018
Sport England launches OpenActive Accelerator to 'revolutionise the way people access sport'
Sport England launches OpenActive Accelerator to 'revolutionise the way people access sport'   Sport England has launched its new OpenActive Accelerator, which will see 10 startups working towards creating ready-to-market digital products and services that make it easier for people to be regularly active. With support from the Open Data Institute (ODI), the startups – selected by Sport England this month – .... More>>
02 May 2018
The Wave Bristol finalises deal to open Europe's first Wavegarden Cove
The Wave Bristol finalises deal to open Europe's first Wavegarden Cove   Construction work will finally begin on The Wave Bristol project, after the team behind the inland surfing attraction secured a partnership deal with surf technology specialist Wavegarden. The Wave Bristol will use Wavegarden’s new Cove technology to generate up to 1,000 waves per hour. With the ability to host .... More>>
01 May 2018
AFL Architects reveal role in Turkey's bid for Euro 2024
AFL Architects reveal role in Turkey's bid for Euro 2024   International design practice AFL Architects have been commissioned by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to lead the creation of Turkey’s bid dossier for the UEFA Euro 2024. As part of this role, the studio is examining the tournament readiness of seven existing stadia in the country, as well as planning .... More>>
30 Apr 2018
Deloitte report: consumer spending on fitness and sport on the up
Deloitte report: consumer spending on fitness and sport on the up   A new report suggests that UK consumers are prioritising fitness and sport ahead of eating and drinking out. The Leisure Consumer Q1 2018 report, by Deloitte, shows that spending on attending live sporting events, playing sport and going to the gym is expected to increase by 1 per cent during the next .... More>>
30 Apr 2018
Troubled Sunderland AFC acquired by a consortium fronted by Stewart Donald
Troubled Sunderland AFC acquired by a consortium fronted by Stewart Donald   Sunderland Athletic Football Club (SAFC), which has suffered a spectacular fall from grace with two successive relegations, will be sold to a consortium fronted by Stewart Donald, the current chair of Eastleigh Football Club. The deal to sell the club was announced by Sunderland's current owner, entrepreneur .... More>>
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