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14 Oct 2019
Manchester City becomes latest Premier League club to create sensory room for young fans
Manchester City becomes latest Premier League club to create sensory room for young fans   English Premier League champion Manchester City FC has opened a sensory room for young fans at its Etihad Stadium. Situated in the North-East corner of the stadium, the space has been specially designed to allow children with sensory processing issues to attend matches. The sensory room offers a full, .... More>>
14 Oct 2019
£4m TIED project activates 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups
£4m TIED project activates 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups   Around 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups have been encouraged to become more physically active during the first year of The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage (TIED) project. Funded by Sport England, TIED has seen a total of £4m being invested in 35 projects, delivering activities in .... More>>
11 Oct 2019
Silverstone Experience to open later this month following construction delays
Silverstone Experience to open later this month following construction delays   The Silverstone Experience, a National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed project that will put the archive of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) on display to the public, will open in Northamptonshire, UK, on 25 October. The £20m (US$24.6m, €22.3m) project has taken seven years to bring to fruition, with a .... More>>
11 Oct 2019
Scotland's Active Schools programme continues to grow
Scotland's Active Schools programme continues to grow   Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative is still growing, with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018-19. The figure marks a small increase of 0.4 per cent on the previous year – but follows a year of .... More>>
10 Oct 2019
CMO report: 10 recommendations to end childhood obesity
CMO report: 10 recommendations to end childhood obesity   The outgoing chief medical officer, professor Dame Sally Davies, has called for urgent action across the industry – and the public sector – to help the government reach its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030. In a hard-hitting report, entitled Time to Solve Childhood Obesity, professor Davies sets .... More>>
10 Oct 2019
Tennis to harness augmented reality for safeguarding awareness campaign
Tennis to harness augmented reality for safeguarding awareness campaign   The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is embracing augmented reality (AR) to help keep those involved in sport safe. A new nationwide safeguarding campaign, called Safe to Play, will see all LTA-registered venues being provided with pocket-sized cards to distribute to their members – including all players and the .... More>>
09 Oct 2019
Revamped Kinnick Stadium wrapped in breathable glass façade
Revamped Kinnick Stadium wrapped in breathable glass façade   Kinnick Stadium, in the US state of Iowa, has undergone an $89m (€81m, £73) renovation designed by Neumann Monson Architects and HNTB that has increased its premium seating capacity and added a 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) breathable glass façade to the building. The 655ft (200m)-long façade wraps the entire North End .... More>>
09 Oct 2019
ECB to invest £50m in transforming women's cricket
ECB to invest £50m in transforming women's cricket   The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has pledged to transform women's cricket by investing up to £50m in the women's game over the next five years. Around £20m will be invested over the next two years, with the total of £50m expected to be reached by 2024. Funding will be targeted to enable cricket .... More>>
09 Oct 2019
Could 5G revolutionise the sports industry?
Could 5G revolutionise the sports industry?   Sports business leaders in the UK believe that the advent of 5G is likely to drive change and create new experiences in the sports sector – more than any other technology currently in the pipeline. Research by independent consultancy Censuswide – on behalf of mobile tech giant Vodafone – reveals that more than .... More>>
08 Oct 2019
Morgan's Wonderland expanding with disability-friendly sports facility
Morgan's Wonderland expanding with disability-friendly sports facility   Morgan's Wonderland, the completely wheelchair accessible theme park in San Antonio, Texas, has announced plans to build a new "ultra-accessible" sports complex in the city, providing 8,000sq ft (2,440sq m) of covered space for wheelchair sports. The US$3m (€2.7m, £2.45m) Morgan's Wonderland Sports complex will .... More>>
08 Oct 2019
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would give fans power to 'hire and fire' football club directors
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would give fans power to 'hire and fire' football club directors   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to introduce measures which would allow football fans to hire and fire their club's directors – if his party wins the next general election. In a meeting with Newcastle United supporters, he openly criticised the effects that "bad owners" had on clubs – and singled out .... More>>
07 Oct 2019
BIG's waste-to-energy ski slope opens in Copenhagen
BIG's waste-to-energy ski slope opens in Copenhagen   This weekend saw the opening of Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) ski slope-topped waste-to-energy plant, CopenHill. The 41,000sq m (441,000sq ft) power plant in Copenhagen, also known as Amager Bakke, is said to be the cleanest in the world, incinerating waste and cleaning the smoke created to produce electricity .... More>>
07 Oct 2019
Major new wellbeing campaign to guide people to better mental health
Major new wellbeing campaign to guide people to better mental health   A major nation-wide campaign is aiming to help people build simple changes into their daily lives, in order to improve their mental wellbeing. Launched on 7 October, Every Mind Matters has been created in partnership between the NHS and Public Health England (PHE). The digital mental health action plan has been .... More>>
04 Oct 2019
New Host Commissions set to play a key role in the awarding of Olympic Games
New Host Commissions set to play a key role in the awarding of Olympic Games   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the makeup of its two Future Host Commissions, which are set to play a pivotal role in the awarding of future Olympic Games. The commissions are part of what the IOC described as a more "targeted, streamlined and flexible approach" in the selection process .... More>>
03 Oct 2019
Netball World Cup inspires the nation – provides participation boost for sport
Netball World Cup inspires the nation – provides participation boost for sport   This year's Netball World Cup, held in Liverpool in July, is already providing a legacy by growing the sport's participation numbers in England. A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of England Netball shows that 160,000 adult women who followed the tournament have been inspired to start playing netball. .... More>>
03 Oct 2019
RLSS UK extends partnership with Leisure Opportunities
RLSS UK extends partnership with Leisure Opportunities   The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has confirmed it is extending its partnership with Leisure Opportunities, the jobs and training magazine and website for industry professionals. RLSS UK and Leisure Opportunities – which is part of the Leisure Media portfolio – started working together in 2018 .... More>>
02 Oct 2019
Premier League appoints Guardian CEO David Pemsel as its new boss
Premier League appoints Guardian CEO David Pemsel as its new boss   The English Premier League (EPL) has appointed David Pemsel, CEO of Guardian Media Group, as its new chief executive. His appointment was approved unanimously at a special meeting of shareholders held on 2 October 2019. Pemsel is seen as a digital specialist and has been credited with expanding the .... More>>
02 Oct 2019
Jessica Ennis-Hill to speak at ukactive Summit
Jessica Ennis-Hill to speak at ukactive Summit   Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will add a bit of stardust to this year's ukactive Summit. Ennis-Hill will attend the Summit and take part in conversation on stage, offering delegates insight into her career story and charting the way physical activity changed her life – taking her from elite athlete to .... More>>
02 Oct 2019
Council to decide fate of £31m leisure centre investment programme
Council to decide fate of £31m leisure centre investment programme   Dudley Council will hold a full meeting this month (October 2019) to decide whether it should approve a capital investment programme on improving the region's leisure provision. At the meeting, councillors will be asked to greenlight a total investment of £31.3m, which would see a new leisure centre being built .... More>>
30 Sep 2019
Construction of Populous' LED-wrapped FC Cincinnati stadium moves forward
Construction of Populous' LED-wrapped FC Cincinnati stadium moves forward   Foundation work is ongoing and steel work is due to commence at FC Cincinnati’s West End Stadium, for which new designs were released by Populous this summer. The club briefed Populous, who are working with engineers BuroHappold, to deliver “an iconic and groundbreaking design for the city while prioritising and .... More>>
30 Sep 2019
Three new board members for Sport England
Three new board members for Sport England   Sports and culture secretary Nicky Morgan has appointed three members to the board of grassroots agency Sport England. Azeem Akhtar, chief technology officer at BT Global; Tove Okunniwa, CEO of London Sport; and David Mahoney, chief operating officer at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will join the .... More>>
30 Sep 2019
Budget of 'not fit for purpose' Welsh free swimming initiative cut by £1.5m
Budget of 'not fit for purpose' Welsh free swimming initiative cut by £1.5m   A scheme to offer free swimming across Wales has had its budget slashed by £1.5m. The cut in funding is one of a number of changes made to the Free Swimming Initiative, after an independent review of the scheme found it to be "no longer fit for purpose". It has been replaced by a slimmed-down and "more .... More>>
27 Sep 2019
Populous designs largest esports venue in Southern Hemisphere
Populous designs largest esports venue in Southern Hemisphere   Sports stadium and events venue experts Populous have unveiled designs for the largest video gaming and esports complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Covering 2,700sq m (29,100sq ft), spread across two floors and with a capacity for over 1,000 people, Fortress Melbourne will house a purpose-built arena with a .... More>>
27 Sep 2019
Lack of physical activity costing UK employers £6.6bn
Lack of physical activity costing UK employers £6.6bn   Getting employees more physically active could save UK businesses up to £6.6bn through improved employee productivity each year. The figure comes from The Economics of Exercise: Measuring the business benefits of being physically fit report, conducted by research group PJM Economics on behalf of medical .... More>>
26 Sep 2019
Pozzoni Architecture adds multipurpose immersive blackout studio to Formby Pool
Pozzoni Architecture adds multipurpose immersive blackout studio to Formby Pool   Pozzoni Architecture has added a 60-person fitness suite and converted the original fitness suite into a ‘state-of-the-art’ multipurpose studio at Formby Pool in Sefton. The new studio can be fully blacked out and features a music and LED lighting system that can be used to create tailored immersive .... More>>
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