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26 Sep 2019
Swim England and Mind launch campaign to promote mental health benefits of swimming
Swim England and Mind launch campaign to promote mental health benefits of swimming   A new campaign is promoting the benefits that swimming can offer to people struggling with mental health issues. The Get Set to Go initiative – a partnership between national governing body Swim England and mental health charity Mind – will look to highlight the physical, social and mental benefits of .... More>>
25 Sep 2019
HNTB designs noise-boosting stadium for Columbus Crew SC
HNTB designs noise-boosting stadium for Columbus Crew SC   Major League Soccer (MLS) team Columbus Crew SC has revealed HNTB designs for a new 20,000-seat stadium aimed at helping to amplify crowd noise and generate atmosphere. The stadium will feature a steep seating bowl that will keep fans and the noise they generate close to the on-pitch action. A wrap-around roof .... More>>
25 Sep 2019
'Bank of Mum and Dad' paying £7,000 a year to keep talented kids in sport
'Bank of Mum and Dad' paying £7,000 a year to keep talented kids in sport   Parents of talented athletes are forking out more than £7,000 a year to ensure their children have the opportunity to excel in their chosen sports. The figures come from a survey of 650 athletes who receive funding from national charity SportsAid. The research showed that the average investment made by .... More>>
24 Sep 2019
Coventry City FC rekindles plans for new stadium – looking at 'several sites'
Coventry City FC rekindles plans for new stadium – looking at 'several sites'   English Football League (EFL) club Coventry City FC has revealed that it is again looking at moving to a new home – and that it has an eye on 'a number of potential locations' for a new stadium. The League One side has, on and off, been looking for a new home for more than six years. It moved to its current .... More>>
24 Sep 2019
Former Premier League chief Parry named EFL chair
Former Premier League chief Parry named EFL chair   Rick Parry, the English Premier League's first chief executive, has been named as chair designate of the English Football League (EFL). Parry, who oversaw the growth of the Premier League into the world's most lucrative football league during his tenure between 1991 and 1997, will succeed Ian Lenagan, who .... More>>
23 Sep 2019
Brits spending 'twice as long' making tea as doing exercise each week
Brits spending 'twice as long' making tea as doing exercise each week   The average UK adult spends more than twice as long making tea as they do exercising each week. A study of 2,080 UK adults by ComRes reveals that Brits spend an average of 40 minutes a day making tea – equating to four hours and 37 minutes a week – compared with an average of just 14 minutes’ moderate physical .... More>>
23 Sep 2019
Yoga and bike rides on Tower Bridge – London goes car-free for a day
Yoga and bike rides on Tower Bridge – London goes car-free for a day   A number of main roads in London city centre were closed on 22 September to encourage Londoners to cycle, walk, use public transport and have street parties. More than 20 kilometres of roads were shut in the heart of the city around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. The closures took place .... More>>
23 Sep 2019
Harry and Meghan provide 'secret donation' to fund swimming pool in Mozambique
Harry and Meghan provide 'secret donation' to fund swimming pool in Mozambique   Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have placed a "secret gift" to a charity looking to build a swimming pool in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique which will help children learn how to swim The Royals have given £4,350 to marine conservation charity Love the Oceans through the crowdfunding .... More>>
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>>
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