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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 3

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:24

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 3

As I write this blog I'm sat in a queue at Eurotunnel with one convoy of England/Wales football supporters and another of saloon racing cars. Two independent sets of British sports people enjoying freedom of movement into the EU for the purpose of pursuing their sporting passion. Un 23 June 2016 that...

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EU Referendum Response

3 days ago

As shockwaves reverberate around the country after the outcome of the EU Referendum and resignation of the Prime Minister today, Andy Reed Directors of the Sports Think Tank has urged the sector to stay...

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

6 days ago

Nick keller Chair of Sports Industry Group this week spoke out about the European Referendum and why Sport needed to vote to 'Remain'

In a wide ranging article Nick spoke about the consequences of Leave...

Sports Think Tank Reacts to Sport England Strategy

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...

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Europe and Sport Policy

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:35

It has been a long and often acrimonious European Referendum campaign which thankfully comes to an end on Thursday. The ramifications of the vote however will last a lot longer whatever the result.

Throughout most of the campaign sport has not really played a huge part and it hardly likely that many people will be making a decision on Thursday 23rd June based on the outcome for sport alone.

As an Independent Think Tank we have tried to stimulate a little thinking around the big ticket issues.

Absorbing the Sport England Strategy

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?

Getting Tough on Sports Governance

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.

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.

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