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20 Sep 2019
Trump administration launches first-ever Youth Sports Strategy for the US
Trump administration launches first-ever Youth Sports Strategy for the US   The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published the country's first ever National Youth Sports Strategy, described as a "blueprint for increasing youth sports participation and bettering lives". It is the first federal roadmap that outlines steps to ensure all young people have the same .... More>>
20 Sep 2019
Lack of diversity in British sports leadership 'unacceptable'
Lack of diversity in British sports leadership 'unacceptable'   First, the good news. Women now account for 40 per cent of board members across Sport England and UK Sport-funded sports bodies. Then the bad. People from BAME backgrounds account to just 5.2 per cent of those selected to the boardrooms of sport – while just 5 per cent of board members declared or consider .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
World cup legacy programme inspires 1.8 million new rugby players in Asia
World cup legacy programme inspires 1.8 million new rugby players in Asia   A grassroots campaign aiming to create a lasting legacy for the 2019 Rugby World Cup has resulted in nearly 2 million players taking up the sport in Asia. The Impact Beyond programme has attracted 1.8 million new rugby participants across Asia – including more than one million in Japan, the host of this year's .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
Tanni Grey-Thompson: physical activity has the 'power to unite our divided nation'
Tanni Grey-Thompson: physical activity has the 'power to unite our divided nation'   A nation divided by Brexit could be united by diverting focus to a "more pressing crisis" – improving the nation's health. That's the message from Paralympic legend Baroness Tanny Grey-Thompson, who has urged political leaders to re-focus their efforts to get the UK more physically active. In an open .... More>>
18 Sep 2019
ECB chief: 'Unforgettable summer of cricket' a once-in-a-generation opportunity for sport
ECB chief: 'Unforgettable summer of cricket' a once-in-a-generation opportunity for sport   A memorable summer of international cricket for England concluded on 15 September with the men's team securing victory in the final Ashes Test to claim a 2-2 series draw against Australia. The Ashes series caps a remarkable summer that saw England win the men’s ICC World Cup final at Lord’s on 14 July. The drama .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Glasgow 2014 legacy: Community Sport Hubs participation nearly doubles
Glasgow 2014 legacy: Community Sport Hubs participation nearly doubles   The number of people who are part of an active Community Sport Hub (CSH) in Scotland has more than doubled. The CSH programme brings together sport clubs and community organisations to develop and grow sport at a local level. Sportscotland has invested more than £12m in developing the hubs since 2011 and they .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Competition watchdogs approve AEG-SMG merger
Competition watchdogs approve AEG-SMG merger   The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the US Department of Justice have given the green light for the merger of venue management giant AEG Facilities and sports arena operator SMG. Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic were called to examine the "mega-merger" in February, when the .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Barnet leisure centre opens as part of £44.9m council investment
Barnet leisure centre opens as part of £44.9m council investment   New Barnet Leisure Centre in North London has become the second new facility to open its doors following a £44.9m investment by Barnet London Borough Council (BLBC). The centre houses a health club with a large gym floor equipped with Technogym kit and two exercise studios; a 25m six-lane community pool; learner .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Surrey CCC launches bond to fund redevelopment of Oval cricket ground
Surrey CCC launches bond to fund redevelopment of Oval cricket ground   Surrey County Cricket Club (Surrey CCC) will launch a special bond to fund a major expansion and modernisation of its Oval cricket ground in London. The 2019 bond, the second issued by the Club in recent years, is being launched to help fund the construction of One Oval Square, a project that will increase the .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Youth Sport Trust pilot: active play is 'crucial' to children preparing for school
Youth Sport Trust pilot: active play is 'crucial' to children preparing for school   A regional active play scheme targeting two to four-year-olds has been credited with providing a "wholly positive impact" on children’s attitude to learning – and their ability to follow instructions. The results achieved by the West Somerset Physical Literacy programme, created by the Youth Sport Trust (YST), .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide "new form of social space"
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide   A radical ring-shaped aquatic centre with wellness facilities and outdoor green space – designed by Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw Architects and McGregor Coxall – is to be built in Parramatta, Australia. The centre, which will be nestled into parkland surroundings and cover a total area of approximately .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Football clubs urged to ditch single-use plastics
Football clubs urged to ditch single-use plastics   Professional football clubs should introduce wide-ranging measures – such as introducing returnable beer cups – to eliminate single-use plastics from their stadiums. That is the call from the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS), which is urging clubs to re-evaluate their use of unnecessary .... More>>
11 Sep 2019
Sport Ireland invests €3m in women's sport
Sport Ireland invests €3m in women's sport   Sport Ireland is to invest more than €3m (£2.7m) as part of plans to create more sporting opportunities for women and girls in the country. The funding will be made available for national governing bodies of sport through the re-launched Women in Sport Programme. It follows the publication of Sport Ireland’s .... More>>
10 Sep 2019
University study: never too late to get into fitness
University study: never too late to get into fitness   Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age. That is the headline finding of research by the University of Birmingham, which showed that even those who are entirely unaccustomed to exercise .... More>>
10 Sep 2019
Tottenham to debut first standalone NFL attraction outside the US
Tottenham to debut first standalone NFL attraction outside the US   Tottenham Hotspur is introducing the first stand-alone NFL visitor attraction outside of the US, with the football club adding an American Football tour to its stadium experience. The tour will give visitors a glimpse of Tottenham's bespoke NFL facilities in its new stadium, with visitors given the chance to .... More>>
10 Sep 2019
Toolkit launched to help schools 'reframe competition'
Toolkit launched to help schools 'reframe competition'   An interactive toolkit has been launched to help schools in England reframe competition in school sports. Developed by children's charity Youth Sport Trust (YST), the launch follows a successful 12-month pilot delivered through Sport England’s National Lottery investment in the School Games. In 2018, YST .... More>>
09 Sep 2019
Green matters: Wembley secures highest ISO sustainability standard
Green matters: Wembley secures highest ISO sustainability standard   Wembley Stadium has been awarded the highest standard of sustainability by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). England’s national stadium – which is owned and operated by the Football Association – secured the international standard for event sustainability management systems (ISO 20121) .... More>>
09 Sep 2019
World Para Swimming championships kick off in London
World Para Swimming championships kick off in London   The world’s best para-swimmers are descending to the London Aquatics Centre this week, to mark the start of the London 2019 World Para Swimming championships. Taking place less than a year before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, the competition has been described as a "huge event" for para-swimming .... More>>
07 Sep 2019
New CMO guidelines: any exercise is good for you
New CMO guidelines: any exercise is good for you   The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said that "even a few minutes of exercise is good for you" – hoping that the simple message will encourage people to get more active. The new CMO guidance – published today (7 September) – states that any amount of physical activity is beneficial, overturning previous .... More>>
06 Sep 2019
Serena Williams and Usain Bolt join startup Let's Do This as investors
Serena Williams and Usain Bolt join startup Let's Do This as investors   Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Olympic champion Usain Bolt have joined a team of high profile investors backing sports startup Let's Do This. Launched in 2016, the online tool offers people the opportunity to book themselves into running, cycling, triathlon and obstacle races. The company was founded by .... More>>
06 Sep 2019
Austrian stadium transformed into a "living forest" by artist and designer Klaus Littmann
Austrian stadium transformed into a   Austrian artist Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria, into a forest as part of an art installation looking to change people's perception of nature. The 32,000-capacity stadium, home of SK Austria Klagenfurt football club, has been fitted with a mini-forest of 300 trees what .... More>>
06 Sep 2019
Commonwealth Games Federation reveals second phase of strategic plan
Commonwealth Games Federation reveals second phase of strategic plan   The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has published its Transformation 2022 Refresh document – the second phase of its strategic plan for 2015 to 2022. Covering the period from 2019 to 2022, the plan is the result of detailed member consultation and commits the movement to "deliver inspirational sporting .... More>>
05 Sep 2019
Personalised care on NHS could make physical activity a ‘miracle cure’
Personalised care on NHS could make physical activity a ‘miracle cure’   Moves towards making NHS care more personalised could see physical activity become a "miracle cure". That is according to Paralympic legend and ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson, who has called on the NHS and health professionals to make better use of the expertise within the physical activity sector. Speaking .... More>>
05 Sep 2019
Barclays pledges to help make football available "to all schoolgirls" within five years
Barclays pledges to help make football available   Banking giant Barclays has pledged to support the growth of women's football by helping to make the sport available to all schoolgirls in England by 2024. The bank – which is currently the headline sponsor of the FA Women’s Super League – has pledged to invest in The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships, a .... More>>
04 Sep 2019
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set out to help the world’s 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC) reduce their carbon emissions. Working together with its carbon partner Dow, IOC will help its family of organisations to find different solutions to climate change. The new initiative is part of .... More>>
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