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19 Feb 2018
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment   Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of a £10m investment in the town’s leisure facilities. The centre will house a six-lane 25m swimming pool and a health club with an 80-station gym floor and fitness studios. The £5.2m centre is at the heart of a £10m .... More>>
17 Feb 2018
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light   A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the building, has been approved by councillors in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the £32.8m Braywick Leisure Centre will include a 25m, 10-lane swimming pool – with moveable .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!   To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The short, three-minute online survey will gather data about operators' future plans for hiring apprentices, as well as gathering insights .... More>>
16 Feb 2018
Luton Town chief calls delays to stadium decision ‘unfathomable’
Luton Town chief calls delays to stadium decision ‘unfathomable’   Gary Sweet, CEO of League Two side Luton Town FC (LTFC), has branded delays in a decision over the club’s proposed stadium “unfathomable”. The club submitted a planning application for the 23,000-seat stadium to Luton Borough Council in August 2016, but despite having “answered all the questions” over the .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena   Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff has been selected as the preferred site for a new 15,000-seat indoor arena. The planned £110m venue – which would be capable of hosting sports, cultural, and entertainment events – is now set to be built across two sites in Atlantic Wharf close to the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay. .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre   Construction work has officially begun on the new £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Ellis Williams Architects as a modern “leisure hub”, the centre will include a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, a health club and group exercise studios, as well as a community access library .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute   ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which will see him lead the ukactive Research Institute. Steele’s appointment comes as the institute is undertaking a ground-breaking project on the impact of exercise referral schemes to inform future practice. ukactive CEO Steven .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
New £250,000 funding pot aiming to get people on low incomes more active
New £250,000 funding pot aiming to get people on low incomes more active   Sport England has announced new funding for community groups which help people on low incomes become more physically active. A total of 26 projects have been given up to £10,000 each, with activities ranging from ‘Dad Dancing’ exercise sessions to cricket and badminton lessons for refugees. Other projects .... More>>
14 Feb 2018
Skiing and storytelling combine with unique winter experience for Finland
Skiing and storytelling combine with unique winter experience for Finland   One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy destination. Working with Escape Room Helsinki, Pyhä Ski Resort has created an adventure based on the local legend of .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
Waterpark among proposals for Abandoned El Paso ballpark
Waterpark among proposals for Abandoned El Paso ballpark   A waterpark development is among a number of attractions included in the the redevelopment of an abandoned baseball park in El Paso, Texas, with the city's residents invited to reimagined the future of the site as it develops a project masterplan. The City’s Capital Improvement Department and local .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
100 new female coaches for London as part of FA’s target to ‘double participation’ by 2020
100 new female coaches for London as part of FA’s target to ‘double participation’ by 2020   London is set to benefit from an additional 100 qualified, female football coaches, as part of a strategy to encourage more women and girls to take up the sport. The new coaches will be trained up as part of a £200,000 scheme, called London Leopards, which is being run by the London Football Association (LFA). .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
ukactive to replace Flame with new Active Uprising industry event
ukactive to replace Flame with new Active Uprising industry event   A new four-day “celebration of physical activity” – combining a conference, awards night and a two-day programme of events, designed to get communities active – is to replace the Flame Conference and Awards this year. Taking place from 20 to 23 June, Active Uprising looks to bring more than 1,000 industry leaders .... More>>
12 Feb 2018
Leicester City to build £80m training ground near Loughborough
Leicester City to build £80m training ground near Loughborough   2016 Premier League champion Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) has revealed plans to build a £80m training ground near Loughborough, Leicestershire. The club has acquired 180 acres of land on the site of the former Park Hill Golf Club in Charnwood and the new centre will be designed by architects KSS, who .... More>>
09 Feb 2018
Floating ice rink brings Raiders back to Romford at new £28m leisure centre
Floating ice rink brings Raiders back to Romford at new £28m leisure centre   A ‘floating’ ice rink has opened in Romford as part of a new £28m leisure centre built to improve sports and fitness facilities in the area. Sapphire Ice & Leisure, operated by Everyone Active, marks Havering Council’s largest single investment in a borough-wide improvement programme and will become the new .... More>>
08 Feb 2018
UK’s first Coaching Week to celebrate wider impact of sports coaches
UK’s first Coaching Week to celebrate wider impact of sports coaches   Great sports coaches will be celebrated in the UK’s first dedicated Coaching Week, to be held in June. UK Coaching has announced that the inaugural campaign will take place from 4 to 10 June, with events held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “We’re very excited to be able to launch such .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Dramatic design unveiled for indoor Swindon ski centre inspired by railway heritage
Dramatic design unveiled for indoor Swindon ski centre inspired by railway heritage   Sports and leisure specialists FaulknerBrowns Architects have submitted a planning application for a major new indoor snow centre and leisure destination in Swindon, UK. Plans for the destination include a 2,00sq m (21,500sq ft) snow centre featuring two real-snow slopes; a 12-screen cinema with the largest .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Water Babies reveals plans to build and operate in UK, Germany and China
Water Babies reveals plans to build and operate in UK, Germany and China   Infant swimming school Water Babies has announced plans to open four new swim centres in the UK, Germany and China this year. The franchise business, based in Devon, reached a weekly client base of more than 50,000 last year, with a business model heavily dependent on hiring pool space. It is now looking to .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Sports and physical activity sector to play “important role” post-Brexit
Sports and physical activity sector to play “important role” post-Brexit   The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is driving for the sports and physical activity sector to have an important role in the government’s Industrial Strategy post-Brexit, according to its head of sport, Andrew Honeyman. Speaking at 'The Future of Leisure'*, on 31 January, Honeyman said the DCMS’ .... More>>
06 Feb 2018
Athletics World Cup to launch in London with eight teams all led by female captains
Athletics World Cup to launch in London with eight teams all led by female captains   British Athletics has announced that eight of the world's top athletics nations will compete in the first Athletics World Cup in London this summer. Athletics World Cup London 2018 will take place at the London Stadium from 14 to 15 July, with the USA, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, .... More>>
06 Feb 2018
'If we could start again…' Grainger and Grant reimagine sport funding system
'If we could start again…' Grainger and Grant reimagine sport funding system   Two leading authorities from the world of sport have had their say on the state of play in the UK, by suggesting a rethink of the funding system, from grassroots to elite level. Chair of UK Sport Katherine Grainger admitted the current system is “challenging” and Sported CEO Chris Grant said there is a “huge .... More>>
05 Feb 2018
LAVA complete 'socially sustainable' shape-shifting youth hostel promoting sports for all
LAVA complete 'socially sustainable' shape-shifting youth hostel promoting sports for all   The Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has completed work on a sustainable and inclusive sports-focused youth hostel in Bayreuth, Germany, conceived as a new model of “international, innovative and integrative” design. The distinctively Y-shaped JH Bayreuth is located on a 3,800sq m (40,000sq ft) .... More>>
02 Feb 2018
Government’s sport report overlooks cuts to Healthy Pupil programme
Government’s sport report overlooks cuts to Healthy Pupil programme   A progress report on the government’s Sporting Future strategy has been overshadowed by the omission of more than £300m in cuts to a programme for boosting pupil’s health. While sports minister Tracey Crouch told Parliament there had been “good progress on a number of fronts” since the plan was introduced, .... More>>
02 Feb 2018
FaulknerBrowns targets new standards for sustainability with Portsmouth sports complex
FaulknerBrowns targets new standards for sustainability with Portsmouth sports complex   The University of Portsmouth has unveiled ambitious plans for a sustainable sports facility designed by architecture practice FaulknerBrowns. The complex, located on the corner of Portsmouth’s Ravelin Park, is the first major phase of the university’s £400m (US$569m, €455m) estate development masterplan, which .... More>>
01 Feb 2018
Populous designing desert stadium for Didier Drogba's Phoenix Rising football franchise
Populous designing desert stadium for Didier Drogba's Phoenix Rising football franchise   Sports architecture firm Populous will design a 365-day stadium for Didier Drogba’s US football franchise Phoneix Rising FC, which has ambitions of joining Major League Soccer (MLS). Local design firm Gould Evans will collaborate on the project, which the club has described as “a world-class venue that serves .... More>>
31 Jan 2018
Crouch reports ‘good progress’ on government’s Sporting Future strategy
Crouch reports ‘good progress’ on government’s Sporting Future strategy   Sports minister Tracey Crouch has described the government’s strategy for sport as making “good progress” since its introduction in December 2015. Crouch published the second annual report to Parliament on Sporting Future yesterday (30 January), listing successes including widespread adherence by .... More>>
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