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31 Oct 2019
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health   The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos. The appeal was made by ukactive chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, during the opening of the annual ukactive National Summit, which is being held in London today (31 .... More>>
30 Oct 2019
HKS Architects wrap adaptable arena in Art Deco and Moderne exterior
HKS Architects wrap adaptable arena in Art Deco and Moderne exterior   The newly opened Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, has been designed by HKS Architects to not only be very adaptable depending on what events it is hosting but to pay homage to a neighbouring entertainment, sports and livestock complex. The $540m (€486m, £420m) centre sports an Art Deco and Moderne .... More>>
30 Oct 2019
England Netball appoints Fran Connolly as CEO
England Netball appoints Fran Connolly as CEO   England Netball has named Fran Connolly as its new chief executive. Connolly succeeds Joanna Adams, who stepped down earlier this year after a 10-year stint in the role. Connolly is an internal appointment and first joined England Netball in 2001. She has held several roles within the organisation and .... More>>
30 Oct 2019
Rugby's Offload mental health programme to be extended after university research
Rugby's Offload mental health programme to be extended after university research   A university study has helped a sporting charity secure funding to extend a successful mental health programme for men. Edge Hill University's sport and mental health research team was commissioned by charity Rugby League Cares to explore the impact of its Offload programme. Funded by the Big Lottery and .... More>>
30 Oct 2019
New visuals revealed for AFC Wimbledon's new stadium
New visuals revealed for AFC Wimbledon's new stadium   Football League club AFC Wimbledon has revealed detailed design visuals for its new £30m Plough Lane stadium in south London. The images show that the stadium – designed by KSS Group – will feature a main West Stand with three tiers, dominated by 12 glass-fronted executive boxes. The two opposite corners will .... More>>
29 Oct 2019
Allies and Morrison to develop All England Lawn Tennis Club expansion masterplan
Allies and Morrison to develop All England Lawn Tennis Club expansion masterplan   Allies and Morrison have been appointed to develop the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) expansion masterplan following its acquisition of the adjacent golf club last year. The AELTC, which hosts The Championships, Wimbledon tennis tournament, plans to develop the 120ac (49ha) site so that it can host the .... More>>
28 Oct 2019
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels   Doctors have called on the Conservative government to take "urgent action" to improve low levels of physical activity across the UK. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the government should implement changes to improve the uptake of physical activity, with a focus on tackling inequalities, across four .... More>>
28 Oct 2019
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities   The government has set out plans for every patient in the country to have access to sport and leisure activities through social prescribing on the NHS. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has launched a new National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), tasked with mapping out detailed plans on how to .... More>>
25 Oct 2019
Report: visually impaired people want to cycle, swim and visit the gym
Report: visually impaired people want to cycle, swim and visit the gym   Hitting the gym, swimming and cycling are the activities people with visual impairments most want to get involved in, according to a new impact report from Metro Blind Sport. The report is based on a survey of Metro Blind Sport's network, which explored people's attitudes, preferences and behaviours towards .... More>>
24 Oct 2019
Arquitectonica and HOK reveal stadium designs for David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise
Arquitectonica and HOK reveal stadium designs for David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise   Arquitectonica and HOK have developed plans for a 26,000-seat stadium and mixed-use complex for David Beckham's Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Inter Miami CF. Covering 131ac (53ha), the Miami Freedom Park and Soccer Village development will, naturally, be centred around the stadium itself. Designs show a .... More>>
24 Oct 2019
Wasps reveal plans for high-performance training centre
Wasps reveal plans for high-performance training centre   Premiership rugby club Wasps has revealed plans to build a new high-performance centre at Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire. The club has not had its own permanent training base since moving to Coventry from London in December 2014 – instead sharing a training facility with a local grassroots club, Broadstreet .... More>>
23 Oct 2019
New #LoveSwimming campaign to tackle worrying trend: one in three English adults cannot swim
New #LoveSwimming campaign to tackle worrying trend: one in three English adults cannot swim   Latest figures from Swim England show that 14.2 million adults – 31 per cent of those aged 16 or older – cannot swim one length of a 25m pool. The shocking statistic was revealed by the national governing body for swimming as it launches its #LoveSwimming campaign, which is aimed specifically at adults who lack .... More>>
23 Oct 2019
Rowing chief Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis named onto EIS board
Rowing chief Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis named onto EIS board   The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has made two appointments to the organisation’s board. They are CEO of British Rowing Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis, the former CEO of Sports and Recreation Alliance. Parkinson will replace the outgoing Sally Munday – who has been appointed as CEO of UK Sport – while Boggis .... More>>
22 Oct 2019
Swim England reveals first inductees into Hall of Fame
Swim England reveals first inductees into Hall of Fame   Swim England has revealed the names of the first inductees into its Swim England Hall of Fame. A total of 26 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have been named to the Hall of Fame, which was created as part of national governing body's 150th anniversary celebrations. The first batch of names .... More>>
22 Oct 2019
UFC Gym makes European debut with Nottingham club
UFC Gym makes European debut with Nottingham club   US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq m) studio in Nottingham, UK is the first of 105 clubs planned for the UK and Ireland over the next 10 years. The franchised gym chain is the first major brand extension of UFC, the world’s premier MMA organization, .... More>>
22 Oct 2019
HOK Sport's Nuno Guerreiro: UK’s Summer of Sport 'best since 2012'
HOK Sport's Nuno Guerreiro: UK’s Summer of Sport 'best since 2012'   This year's "summer of sport" has shown how the UK's sports infrastructure is capable of producing a plethora of events that attract fans from around the world, according to Nuno Guerreiro, principal architect at HOK Sport and Entertainment. In an interview with Sports Management magazine, Guerreiro said .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Active ageing: PHE and CAB set out plans to make England the 'best place to grow older'
Active ageing: PHE and CAB set out plans to make England the 'best place to grow older'   Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their shared vision for making England the "best place in the world to grow old". The partners have published a consensus statement, setting out their shared commitment. The document has already secured a number of signatories .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Mike Peters appointed CEO of International Paralympic Committee
Mike Peters appointed CEO of International Paralympic Committee   The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed two-time Paralympian Dr Mike Peters as its new CEO. Peters – who captained the USA 7-a-side football team at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games – will replace Xavier Gonzalez, who had held the role since 2004. Gonzales has been widely .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Europe's largest esports venue planned for Stockholm
Europe's largest esports venue planned for Stockholm   Plans have been revealed to build Europe's largest esports gaming hub in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Space Digital Culture Centres (Space) – a Swedish property and entertainments venture set up to create hubs for gaming and music – plans to establish a permanent, 7,500sq m (80,700sq ft) esports venue .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
LXA's compact boxing gym opens up for al fresco training
LXA's compact boxing gym opens up for al fresco training   LXA has inserted a 2,000sq ft (186sq m) indoor/outdoor boxing gym into a mixed-use building in London for use by local residents and office workers. The Secret Boxing Gym is located in a former ground floor office space that had full-height glazing on two sides. By replacing this with fold back, full height .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
Number of active adults hits a record high
Number of active adults hits a record high   The number of UK adults classed as physically active has increased by 1 million in the past four years. Latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives study, published today (17 October), show that there are now 28.6 million people who do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
Government invests £13m in Bikeability to get children cycling
Government invests £13m in Bikeability to get children cycling   The government is investing an additional £13m in Bikeability, a programme designed to ensure schoolchildren across England will learn essential cycling skills. Bikeability training is offered at three levels, based on a child’s age and experience. Training starts with basic bike-handling skills in a .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
Planning application submitted for Birmingham's £70m Commonwealth Games stadium
Planning application submitted for Birmingham's £70m Commonwealth Games stadium   Proposals for the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been submitted to the city council’s planning department. The stadium is set to be the focal point of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics events. At the heart of the .... More>>
15 Oct 2019
GWI report: global physical activity sector worth US$828bn
GWI report: global physical activity sector worth US$828bn   The physical activity economy is now a US$828bn (€752bn, £655bn) market – and its value is expected to grow further to US$1.1tn (€1tn, £870bn) by 2023. The figure comes from a large-scale economic study by The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), published on 15 October. In the report, called Move to be Well: .... More>>
15 Oct 2019
Nike's new programme to help young BAME leaders in sport
Nike's new programme to help young BAME leaders in sport   Sportswear giant Nike is launching a programme which will support, empower and enable young people from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds to become sports leaders in London. Working with sports development charity Sported, the Future Leaders in Sport scheme will see 12 inspirational young .... More>>
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