Tue, 17 May 2016 22:40
"Showing great strength and character" – a phrase often used by pundits to praise a great sporting comeback or world beating achievement. But what if professional sport could build character traits in our schools, rather than just express it through our televisions sets?
In the Government's first...
19th May, 2016
Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed OBE has responded to the new Sport England Strategy.
"We welcome the overall thrust of the document recognising that there is much more to sport and physical activitiy...
16th May, 2016
A new group has been set up to investigate the links between swimming and health, and demonstrate just how good swimming is for you.
The Health Commission for Swimming is an independent group made up of...
13th May, 2016
UK sports bodies and organisations that want to receive public funding will have to adhere to a new Code of Governance to help ensure that the highest levels of transparency, ethical standards and leadership...
Fri, 20 May 2016 17:50
Over the last 24 hours we have monitored the response to the new Sport England investment strategy. Unsurprisingly most organisations have sent out their press releases welcoming the new direction of travel and are looking forward to their future in this brave new world. If this is a radical departure from the past strategy surely this can't be right?
Fri, 13 May 2016 17:16
This week saw the publication of a Charter for Sports Governance in the United Kingdom. Good governance has been at the heart of DCMS sport policy for some time but the new government strategy has signalled a stronger adherence will be required to secure public money.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:00
Quite rightly the decision by Little Stoke Parish Council to charge their local Park Run to use their facilities has caused a media storm the poor old council will not have expected.
If you hadn't heard of ParkRun before you almost certainly have by now.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:03
As the EU Referendum campaign formally kicks off in the UK today we will be looking at the issue from a sport perspective over the coming few weeks. Today we kick off with our first blog from one of our guest bloggers outlining some of the potential issues that may arise, but as always we need to hear from you.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:50
As the Sport England Strategy consultation starts to take shape as a consequence of the Government launch of "Sporting Future - A new strategy for an Active Nation" it is time to take stock of how the sector is responding and will take up the new challenges posed by these opportunities and threats to the current state of play.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 08:00 - 18:00
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 - Sun, 28 Aug 2016
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 - Sat, 03 Sep 2016