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29 Jan 2018
British Gymnastics partners Oxygen Freejumping to improve trampolining safety and coaching
British Gymnastics partners Oxygen Freejumping to improve trampolining safety and coaching   British Gymnastics has backed trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping by signing a new deal aimed at improving coaching and safety standards in the leisure business. The landmark agreement, announced today (29 January), is the first between a commercial trampoline chain and the National Governing Body for .... More>>
26 Jan 2018
Health, sport and tech leaders join forces to build ‘startup superhighway’
Health, sport and tech leaders join forces to build ‘startup superhighway’   Leaders from the sport, fitness and technology sectors have unveiled a dynamic collaboration to stimulate growth for digital startups that help people get active. Three distinct but complementary programmes by London Sport, the Open Data Institute and ukactive, will now be progressed together, with support from .... More>>
26 Jan 2018
England Rugby stars reveal fitness secrets in new training hub with Virgin Active
England Rugby stars reveal fitness secrets in new training hub with Virgin Active   England Rugby has teamed up with Virgin Active to create a training programme aimed at improving physical strength and mental wellbeing. Devised by the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) head of sport science and medicine, Mark Bennett, the ‘Fit for Rugby’ programme brings together the RFU’s expertise on optimal .... More>>
25 Jan 2018
Birmingham 2022 plans underway as aquatics centre bid revealed
Birmingham 2022 plans underway as aquatics centre bid revealed   Designs for a world-class aquatics centre have kicked off the race to get Birmingham ready for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Existing sports facilities played a crucial role in Birmingham’s successful bid to host the competition, with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Louise Martin saying the .... More>>
25 Jan 2018
More than half of community sports groups face fear of closure – survey
More than half of community sports groups face fear of closure – survey   Community sports leaders continue to face a shortage of funding and support, according to findings from a new survey. Research by sports charity Sported and TSB found that a quarter of people have seen their local group close down, with more than half (54 per cent) facing the fear of closure if they cannot find professional support or funding. Almost three .... More>>
23 Jan 2018
UK’s healthy school holiday plans get moving
UK’s healthy school holiday plans get moving   Plans to tackle child health inequalities caused by school summer holidays will get underway this year as ukactive launches a major new pilot with up to 50 schools. The not-for-profit health organisation wants to combat levels of physical inactivity among children during the summer holidays, as well as addressing .... More>>
20 Jan 2018
Broadcasting code of conduct delivers £125m boost for grassroots sport
Broadcasting code of conduct delivers £125m boost for grassroots sport   Grassroots sport in the UK has received a cash injection of £125m, as a result of the voluntary code of conduct on the broadcasting of major sporting events. The Code of Conduct for Rights Owners, an initiative first initiated by the Sports and Recreation Alliance, stipulates that each signatory commits to .... More>>
19 Jan 2018
Perth's billion-dollar stadium set for grand opening, as government attempts to make sporting history
Perth's billion-dollar stadium set for grand opening, as government attempts to make sporting history   One of the Asia Pacific’s most flexible stadiums will open this Sunday (19 January) in Perth, Australia, with an open day welcoming fans into the 60,000 capacity landmark. The AU$1.6bn (US$1.2bn. €1bn, £925m) Optus Stadium – collaboratively designed by architecture firms Hassell, Cox and HKS – is owned by the .... More>>
19 Jan 2018
UK appoints minister to tackle loneliness
UK appoints minister to tackle loneliness   Theresa May has appointed minister for sport and civil society Tracey Crouch to a newly created position as minister for loneliness. The move comes as the prime minister backed a series of recommendations made by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, which highlighted the prevalence of the problem and its .... More>>
19 Jan 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit StreetGames project
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit StreetGames project   A StreetGames project in Wales has received a surprise royal assent after it was visited by Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle. The couple attended table tennis and street dance workshops, led by young people as part of StreetGames’ UsGirls and Doorstep Sport initiatives, at the Star Hub Centre in .... More>>
17 Jan 2018
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour   Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities. The municipality has selected Kengo Kuma Associates to create the 5,000sq m (53,800sq ft) Danish Water Culture Center, scheduled to open in .... More>>
16 Jan 2018
Chelsea's £1bn stadium plan overcomes family injunction threat
Chelsea's £1bn stadium plan overcomes family injunction threat   The £1bn ($1.38bn, €1.12bn) project to rebuild Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium has overcome its final hurdle, after a motion was passed preventing a local family from blocking the proposed plans. The Crosthwaite family, whose house is the closest residence to the ground, took out an injunction .... More>>
15 Jan 2018
Urgent call for ombudsman to help make community sports clubs safer
Urgent call for ombudsman to help make community sports clubs safer   Community sports organisations have urged the government to introduce an independent ombudsman to help them improve safety, according to a report from the Sports Think Tank. A survey by the group showed only five per cent of senior managers or board members in community sports settings have received training in .... More>>
12 Jan 2018
Ricky Hatton’s boxing brand partners Myzone to offer fitness training
Ricky Hatton’s boxing brand partners Myzone to offer fitness training   Gyms registered with Myzone will be able to sign up to ‘boxing for fitness’ training sessions following a deal between the wearable technology company and Ricky Hatton’s boxing chain. The agreement will see up to 200 training classes available to Myzone’s EMEA network of facilities, all developed by Hatton .... More>>
15 Jan 2018
England Roses sign wearable tech deal to improve performance analytics
England Roses sign wearable tech deal to improve performance analytics   England Netball has announced a new partnership with Catapult Sports to help measure the physical loading experienced by England Roses players. The Australian performance analysis company will supply the team with 20 of its ClearSky T6 (T6) devices – the company’s smallest wearable monitors. The T6 small .... More>>
11 Jan 2018
Seahawks to play Raiders in first NFL game at new Spurs stadium
Seahawks to play Raiders in first NFL game at new Spurs stadium   The first NFL game to be hosted at Tottenham Hotspurs’ new stadium will be the Seattle Seahawks against the Oakland Raiders on 14 October. A total of three International Series ties – one fewer than last year – were announced via a live stream from London on the NFL’s Facebook page. In the other match-ups, the .... More>>
10 Jan 2018
Stadium for Bath appoints Grimshaw as lead architect
Stadium for Bath appoints Grimshaw as lead architect   Bath Rugby moved a step closer to its new home as the Stadium for Bath project confirmed Grimshaw as lead architect. The project brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865 to develop the new stadium in the City of Bath, a certified UNESCO World Heritage Site. Globally renowned architecture .... More>>
10 Jan 2018
Aston Villa first club to introduce fan payment cards
Aston Villa first club to introduce fan payment cards   Aston Villa Football Club has become the first in the world to integrate pre-paid contactless and chip and pin payment technology into its season and member cards. The technology will enable fans to use their cards to make contactless payments up to £30, with customers earning ‘Pride Rewards’ points at a ratio of .... More>>
10 Jan 2018
‘Watershed moment’ for English football as FA adopts Rooney Rule
‘Watershed moment’ for English football as FA adopts Rooney Rule   The Football Association has revealed a raft of major reforms, including a rule to interview at least one applicant from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background for England jobs. English football’s governing body will create its own version of the ‘Rooney Rule’, which was implemented in the NFL in .... More>>
09 Jan 2018
Matt Hancock replaces Karen Bradley as culture secretary and Nick Pontefract leaves for Sport England
Matt Hancock replaces Karen Bradley as culture secretary and Nick Pontefract leaves for Sport England   Matt Hancock has been appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hancock takes over from Karen Bradley, who has been made Northern Ireland secretary. Since July 2016, he has served in the department as minister of state for digital with responsibility .... More>>
08 Jan 2018
Black Box VR scoops CES award for gym eSport innovation
Black Box VR scoops CES award for gym eSport innovation   Virtual reality fitness brand Black Box VR has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honouree for its resistance-based gym technology. The Black Box VR studio has developed a fully automated cable resistance machine that integrates virtual reality hardware and virtual eSport software. Visitors to The .... More>>
05 Jan 2018
FA Cup turns to music and fashion to attract young fans
FA Cup turns to music and fashion to attract young fans   The FA has announced that its campaign for this season’s FA Cup will use a group of musicians, designers, gamers and fashionistas to target a new generation of fans. As Premier League teams join the tournament at the third round, which kicks off today (5 January), the FA revealed ‘#CupCollective’, which will give .... More>>
05 Jan 2018
CannonDesign craft Maryland Heights sports and wellness centre
CannonDesign craft Maryland Heights sports and wellness centre   A hub for recreational sports, wellness and civic engagement has opened in St Louis, Missouri, using a design that shelters it from an interstate highway. Architecture and engineering firm CannonDesign were tasked with creating the new home for the Maryland Heights Community Center to replace a facility no .... More>>
04 Jan 2018
Final design drawings revealed for power plant's rooftop ski slope and park
Final design drawings revealed for power plant's rooftop ski slope and park   Danish landscape architects SLA have revealed their final design drawings for the rooftop park set to adorn Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) forthcoming Amager Resource Center – one of the most-anticipated buildings of 2018. The centre, located in an industrial area of Copenhagen, is a waste-to-energy plant with .... More>>
04 Jan 2018
Water sports lagoon approved for Sydney's Olympic Park
Water sports lagoon approved for Sydney's Olympic Park   Proposals for an open water surf sports lagoon at Sydney Olympic Park have been given the green light by planning chiefs. The artificial wave park – located 25km from the ocean – has been designed by architects MJA Studio in collaboration with the WavePark Group, which will operate the site under its URBN Surf .... More>>
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