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29 Jan 2020
People from BAME backgrounds 'far less likely' to be physically active
People from BAME backgrounds 'far less likely' to be physically active   People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are still far less likely to be physically active – despite efforts to tackle the deep-rooted inequalities in activity levels. The issue has been laid bare in a new report, which also shows that BAME groups are also far less likely to volunteer in .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Technogym named official supplier to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Technogym named official supplier to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games   Technogym has secured a deal to equip 30 Olympic training centres in Tokyo this year, after being named the official supplier to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The deal will see the company provide more than 1,200 pieces of equipment for the use of around 15,000 athletes, which each centre specifically .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Government funding to help schools keep their sports facilities open all year round
Government funding to help schools keep their sports facilities open all year round   The UK government is looking to create more physical activity opportunities for children by helping schools open up their facilities outside regular hours – and during school holidays. The Active Partnership Network, supported by Sport England and funded by a £1.6m government grant, has been tasked with setting .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Leisure trust introduces DNA profiling for fitness members
Leisure trust introduces DNA profiling for fitness members   Leisure trust 1610 will begin offering DNA testing to members at the leisure centres it runs on behalf of local authorities across Somerset, Devon and Dorset. The scheme is being introduced as part of plans to offer members bespoke health and exercise programmes tailored to their personal health needs. The DNA .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Government launches digital portal to help charities strengthen safeguarding
Government launches digital portal to help charities strengthen safeguarding   The UK government has launched an online portal aimed at strengthening its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. The portal offers a step by step guide to help charities correctly manage their concerns, identify the right people to contact if needed and access helpful resources and .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Prince Harry to continue work as patron of Rugby Football League
Prince Harry to continue work as patron of Rugby Football League   Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has confirmed that he will continue his work as patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL) – despite plans to step back as a 'senior' member of the Royal Family. Prince Harry succeeded HM The Queen as Patron of the RFL in December 2016 and hosted the draw for the 2021 Rugby League .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
UK Athletics names former Premier League general secretary Nic Coward as interim CEO
UK Athletics names former Premier League general secretary Nic Coward as interim CEO   UK Athletics has appointed Nic Coward as its interim chief executive. Coward is a former general secretary of the English Premier League and CEO of the British Horseracing Authority. He has also had two spells as the acting CEO of the Football Association and is the current chair of England Golf. Coward will .... More>>
27 Jan 2020
Coronavirus forces shut down of sports events and Bird's Nest Stadium
Coronavirus forces shut down of sports events and Bird's Nest Stadium   International football, boxing and basketball events are among high profile sports events to have been cancelled in China, as authorities attempt to curb the spread of a virulent strain of the coronavirus. Around 60 people have died and more than 2,000 have been infected by the virus in the country, prompting .... More>>
27 Jan 2020
Bill Beaumont confirms plans to seek re-election as World Rugby chief
Bill Beaumont confirms plans to seek re-election as World Rugby chief   Bill Beaumont has confirmed that he will stand for a second term as World Rugby chair. The former England captain has held the role at the world governing body since 2016. He will look to secure re-election in May and has named French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte as his vice-chair .... More>>
24 Jan 2020
GHD Group enters the sports sector with acquisition of crowd dynamics specialist
GHD Group enters the sports sector with acquisition of crowd dynamics specialist   GHD Group has acquired UK-based crowd dynamics consultancy Movement Strategies, signalling the architecture and design giant's entry into the sports and major events sector. Movement Strategies’ services include crowd dynamics and people movement analysis and insight and it has worked with major events – .... More>>
24 Jan 2020
Chelsea FC becomes first Premier League club to offer fully vegan food outlet
Chelsea FC becomes first Premier League club to offer fully vegan food outlet   Chelsea FC has become the first English Premier League club to offer fans a food outlet offering exclusively vegan food. The CFC Vegan Kitchen at the club's Stamford Bridge stadium will provide a range of plant-based alternatives for fans on match days. It will offer dishes such as pizzas, buffalo cauliflower .... More>>
23 Jan 2020
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre opens – signs partnership deal with GO fit
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre opens – signs partnership deal with GO fit   Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will officially open on 24 January. The facility, which forms the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, has been dubbed the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that increase physical activity. .... More>>
22 Jan 2020
Leisure sectors attracting five times as many young people as there are jobs available
Leisure sectors attracting five times as many young people as there are jobs available   Five times as many young people want to work in leisure sectors such as sport, arts, culture and entertainment as there are jobs available. The figure comes from a major report published by charity Education and Employers, which suggests that a number of industry sectors – including those within leisure – could .... More>>
21 Jan 2020
Francl Architecture ice sports centre features vast wave-like timber roof
Francl Architecture ice sports centre features vast wave-like timber roof   Francl Architecture have created a new ice sports centre in the Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, with a vast timber roof that recalls the waves of the nearby Fraser River. The North Surrey Sports and Ice Complex, which opened late last year, covers an area of 134,000sq ft (12,500sq m) and houses three .... More>>
21 Jan 2020
East Herts Council earmarks £33m to upgrade leisure centres
East Herts Council earmarks £33m to upgrade leisure centres   East Herts Council is investing £33m to improve its leisure property portfolio. The funding will be used to redevelop facilities at Grange Paddocks, Hartham and Ward Freman. The plans involve two major leisure centre investments – a new facility at Grange Paddocks and the extension and redevelopment of the .... More>>
21 Jan 2020
Birmingham 2022 Games to be accompanied by a nationwide, £120m festival of creativity
Birmingham 2022 Games to be accompanied by a nationwide, £120m festival of creativity   The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will be accompanied by UK-wide festival celebrating "creativity and innovation". The festival has been backed by £120m funding from government and the intention is to showcase the best of the UK's art, culture, heritage, design and technology sectors. Preparations for the .... More>>
20 Jan 2020
Sport for Development Coalition appoints Andy Reed as chair
Sport for Development Coalition appoints Andy Reed as chair   The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC) has appointed former MP Andy Reed as its new chair. Reed, who has previously chaired the Sports and Recreation Alliance and is the founder of Sports Think Tank, succeeds Matt Stevenson-Dodd, who has held the role on an interim basis since 2018. The SFDC describes .... More>>
20 Jan 2020
Old Trafford plans approved – will become largest cricket ground outside of London
Old Trafford plans approved – will become largest cricket ground outside of London   Trafford Council has approved plans to build a new 4,850-seater stand at Emirates Old Trafford – the home of Lancashire Cricket. The new stand will increase the capacity of Emirates Old Trafford to 26,700, making it the largest cricket ground outside of London. As well as the extra seating, the plans will .... More>>
20 Jan 2020
Caird Park, Scotland's Regional Performance Centre for Sport, opens
Caird Park, Scotland's Regional Performance Centre for Sport, opens   Scotland's new multi-million pound Regional Performance Centre for Sport has opened in Dundee. The £32m multi-sport facility houses a full-size indoor artificial pitch and an outdoor 3G pitch designed to meet FIFA and World Rugby standards for match play and training. In the main building there is an .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
UK Sport performance director steps down just months before Tokyo 2020
UK Sport performance director steps down just months before Tokyo 2020   Chelsea Warr, the UK Sport performance director, has stepped down from her role to join the Queensland Academy of Sport as chief executive later this year. Warr, who is Australian, has been seen as one of the key figures behind Great Britain's successes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
RFL partners with social investor partner to tackle youth crime
RFL partners with social investor partner to tackle youth crime   The Rugby Football League (RFL) has been awarded £660,000 from the Youth Endowment Fund to launch and evaluate Inspiring Futures – an initiative aiming to reduce youth crime and violence. The programme has been designed to prevent young people from getting caught up in violent crime through work at schools, .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism   BuroHappold will transform New York State's Erie Canal as part of a $300m (€269m, £231m) initiative to grow regional tourism, support outdoor recreation, reduce flooding, restore wetlands and improve irrigation. The project has come out of the Reimagine the Canals Task Force, which is aimed at developing a .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children   A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children. The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires   Worries have been raised over the health of players at the Australian Open, after two matches were forced to be abandoned due to the presence of heavy smoke. During a qualifying match on 14 January, Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic won the first set, but then suffered a coughing fit, forcing her to retire from the .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories   The latest edition of the highly-successful This Girl Can Campaign has been celebrated for its "taboo-busting" and "brave" take on what female fitness really looks like. The new body-positive advert is seen as a perfect antidote to what has been described as "unrealistic and negative images of women" often used .... More>>
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