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Sport and the EU Referendum

Considering ONLY the sport sector, what kind of impact would Britain leaving the EU have?


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Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 2

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:30

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 2

So it's 24 June and the country has voted for Brexit and the Prime Minister has said that firstly, he will notify the European Council immediately of Britain's withdrawal from the EU and secondly, that he will remain in office to negotiate the withdrawal settlement.

There are good reasons to think that...

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Olympic Stadium Deal Revealed

17th Apr, 2016

West Ham United will pay £2.5m (US$3.5m, €3.1m) a year to rent the Olympic Stadium in East London, although all running costs for the stadium will be covered by the taxpayer subsidised London...

DCMS Launches Duty of Care Review

15th Apr, 2016

An independent review which focuses on the welfare and safety of participants in grassroots and elite sport has commenced, with experts and members of the public called to give evidence.

Sports Management...

Reed Appointed by DCMS to Lead appraisal of CSPs

22nd Mar, 2016

Andy Reed OBE has been appointed by Department for Culture, Media and Sport to undertake an independent appraisal of the future role of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) in delivering the Government's sport...

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Charging for ParkRun

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.

Sport and the EU

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.

Collaborative Leadership

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.

Welcome - Join In.

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:39

Welcome to our new Comments page. As we know sports policy is no longer just for the academics and policy wonks. Increasingly sport is not just making the back pages but dominating the front pages too.

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