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13 Dec 2019
Pierattelli Architetture proposes new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina
Pierattelli Architetture proposes new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina   Pierattelli Architetture have proposed a new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina with an accompanying masterplan aimed at regenerating the Novoli district of Florence. Fiorentina was bought earlier this year by Italian American businessman Rocco Commisso, who has indicated his desire to build a new stadium to .... More>>
13 Dec 2019
Swim England and Everyone Active reach landmark swims target
Swim England and Everyone Active reach landmark swims target   A push to get millions of more people to hit the pool in the UK has reached a significant landmark. At the start of the year, national governing body Swim England and leisure operator Everyone Active launched a mission to achieve 10 million swims at the leisure operator’s pools by December. Now, the two .... More>>
11 Dec 2019
England Netball sets out plan to attract disabled people to the sport
England Netball sets out plan to attract disabled people to the sport   England Netball has published its new Disability Strategy, in which it outlines plans to increase participation numbers among deaf and disabled women and girls. The strategy has been introduced off the back of Sport England’s Active Lives report, which found that disabled people are twice as likely .... More>>
11 Dec 2019
Sports bodies send open letter to political leaders over 'public health emergency'
Sports bodies send open letter to political leaders over 'public health emergency'   More than 40 sports industry leaders from across the UK have signed an open letter urging the main political parties to address the “alarming public health emergency” of inactivity among young people. Addressed directly to the leaders of all the main UK political parties, the letter calls for investment in .... More>>
10 Dec 2019
Russia 'considering an appeal' against events ban
Russia 'considering an appeal' against events ban   The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is considering an appeal against the hefty ban given to the nation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On 9 December, Russia was banned from taking part in any major sports events for four years – including the 2020 Olympic Games and 2022 FIFA World Cup – due to the .... More>>
10 Dec 2019
Tories pledge £550m grassroots football funding boost
Tories pledge £550m grassroots football funding boost   The Conservative Party has promised to invest £550m in grassroots football – if it wins the general election. The funding is part of a larger strategy to win the bid to hosting the 2030 World Cup. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the investment would "transform lives with a legacy to match the 2012 .... More>>
09 Dec 2019
Physical activity hustings: cross-party support for exercise as prevention
Physical activity hustings: cross-party support for exercise as prevention   Representatives from the three main political parties have backed the view that physical activity has a major role to play in the nation’s health by reducing the burden on the NHS. A trio of politicians – Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour Party; Nick King, the Conservative candidate for Makerfield, .... More>>
06 Dec 2019
ECB and Premier League launch joint venture to promote diversity at primary schools
ECB and Premier League launch joint venture to promote diversity at primary schools   The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the English Premier League are partnering to encourage primary school children across England and Wales to celebrate diversity. The two organisations have launched ‘Roar! for Diversity’ – a curriculum-linked PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) .... More>>
05 Dec 2019
Active Lives study: children’s activity levels are on the rise in England
Active Lives study: children’s activity levels are on the rise in England   Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the recommended average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day. The figure, from the second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, shows there has been a rise of 3.6 per cent in the number of active .... More>>
05 Dec 2019
Cambridge United reveals plans for new stadium
Cambridge United reveals plans for new stadium   Cambridge United Football Club has revealed plans to build a new 12,000-capacity stadium in the east of the city. The club is working with property consultancy Stace – which worked on the development of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium – and with architects KSS on proposals to build the venue on a site near to .... More>>
04 Dec 2019
Irish government releases €4.2m of dormant account money to fund sport
Irish government releases €4.2m of dormant account money to fund sport   The Irish government will utilise funds sitting in dormant bank accounts by investing them in sport and physical activity measures. In total, €4.2m will be given to Sport Ireland, who will use the grant to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, those who are .... More>>
03 Dec 2019
AFC Wimbledon needs further £11m to finish work on new stadium
AFC Wimbledon needs further £11m to finish work on new stadium   AFC Wimbledon has revealed that it needs to raise a further £11m by January 2020 in order to complete building work on its new stadium at Plough Lane in south London. Citing "unforeseen planning delays and increased building costs", the EFL League One club said it is now in a race against time in order to come .... More>>
02 Dec 2019
Liverpool FC launches public consultation on plans to expand Anfield capacity to 61,000
Liverpool FC launches public consultation on plans to expand Anfield capacity to 61,000   Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has opened a first-stage public consultation exercise on the proposed expansion of the iconic Anfield Road Stand. The plans include increasing the capacity of the stand by around 7,000 seats, which would expand overall capacity at Anfield stadium to 61,000 – making it the third .... More>>
02 Dec 2019
UK's first ever NFL Academy opens in London
UK's first ever NFL Academy opens in London   The UK's first ever NFL Academy training site has opened its doors in north London. The New River Sport & Fitness in Wood Green will serve as the official on-field training site for the NFL Academy and is managed by leisure operator Fusion Lifestyle The academy has been set up to give aspiring young American .... More>>
02 Dec 2019
Premier League’s incoming CEO David Pemsel resigns before taking up role
Premier League’s incoming CEO David Pemsel resigns before taking up role   The English Premier League (EPL) is, again, looking for a new chief executive after the incoming David Pemsel resigned from the role before taking it up. Pemsel, the CEO of of Guardian Media Group, was named Premier League CEO in October and was supposed to take the helm of the world's most-watched football .... More>>
29 Nov 2019
Kengo Kuma-designed New National Stadium completed in Tokyo
Kengo Kuma-designed New National Stadium completed in Tokyo   Construction of Japan's New National Stadium, which was designed by Kengo Kuma and will be the centrepiece of next year's Olympic Games, has been completed. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, as well as sporting events for their duration. Covering an area of 72,400sq m .... More>>
29 Nov 2019
UK Athletics launches independent review of its handling of the Nike Oregon Project
UK Athletics launches independent review of its handling of the Nike Oregon Project   UK Athletics has launched an independent review of its handling of the relationship it had with the high-profile Nike Oregon Project (NOP) and its coach Alberto Salazar. NOP was created by the sportswear company Nike in 2001 to promote American long-distance running. Focused on elite coaching, the NOP attracted .... More>>
29 Nov 2019
Study: exercise could be more beneficial than bed rest for those recovering from heart failure
Study: exercise could be more beneficial than bed rest for those recovering from heart failure   Physical exercise can improve the health of blood vessels in the heart for people with heart failure. The finding, by a research team at University of Missouri, could offer an alternative to the most common treatment – bed rest – prescribed by physicians to those with heart failure. "People with heart .... More>>
28 Nov 2019
Hufft create industrial fitness centre with refined design touches
Hufft create industrial fitness centre with refined design touches   Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's industrial roots through a bold design and considered, high-quality materials. The 10,000sq ft (930sq m) facility was originally conceived as an amenity for the workforce of a local business, but the concept was .... More>>
28 Nov 2019
Ukactive's Jack Shakespeare: political parties 'off the mark' in their approach to help NHS
Ukactive's Jack Shakespeare: political parties 'off the mark' in their approach to help NHS   The main political parties need to "discuss prevention in the same breath as they discuss funding the NHS", according to Jack Shakespeare, director of children, young people, families and research at ukactive. Responding to the major political parties publishing their manifestos over the past week – ahead of .... More>>
27 Nov 2019
Manchester City owner CFG valued at £3.73bn following US investment deal
Manchester City owner CFG valued at £3.73bn following US investment deal   City Football Group (CFG), owner of Manchester City FC and a host of other clubs around the world, has secured a major investment deal with US-based tech investment giant Silver Lake. Silver Lake has signed a definitive agreement to make a US$500m equity investment, equivalent to around 10 per cent of the .... More>>
25 Nov 2019
'Safeguarding issue' prevents Zara Hyde Peters from taking up CEO role at UK Athletics
'Safeguarding issue' prevents Zara Hyde Peters from taking up CEO role at UK Athletics   Zara Hyde Peters will not take up her role as the next chief executive of UK Athletics as planned. The former international long-distance runner and British Triathlon chief was due to start work as UK Athletics CEO in December, but wide-spread press reports regarding a "safeguarding issue" have now put stop to .... More>>
25 Nov 2019
Nearly half of Irish adults now regularly take part in sport
Nearly half of Irish adults now regularly take part in sport   Nearly half (46 per cent) of the Irish population – around 1.78 million people – currently participate in sport at least once a week. The figure comes from the Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) 2019 Mid-Year Report published by Sport Ireland and marks a 3 per cent increase in the number of people playing sport .... More>>
22 Nov 2019
WHO study: children's health being damaged by 'global epidemic of inactivity'
WHO study: children's health being damaged by 'global epidemic of inactivity'   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk. A WHO-led study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, shows that "urgent action" is needed to increase .... More>>
21 Nov 2019
HNTB's Sacramento Republic FC stadium moves towards construction
HNTB's Sacramento Republic FC stadium moves towards construction   Construction of the planned new Sacramento Republic FC stadium, designed by HNTB, has moved a step closer with the approval by the city council of a $27m (€24m, £21m) loan to pay for infrastructure work around the site. The $300m (€271m, £232m), 20,000-capacity stadium will be located on a 31ac (13ha) site in the .... More>>
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