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"A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK" Seb Coe

Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

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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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Latest Blog Posts

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 5

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:48

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 5

It's now a year since I wrote the first of these blog articles and the Prime Minister has lit the fuse on the Article 50 petard by notifying the European Parliament of the UK's intention to leave the European Union.

In order to get to this position we've had rulings in both the High Court and the Supreme...

Latest News

Sporta AGM 2017

18th May, 2017

The Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed was a guest panellist at the Sports AGM in Sheffield this week.

Duty of Care Report Lanuched

20th Apr, 2017

The Department of Culture Media and Sport have published the Duty of Care Review it asked Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson to carry out as part of its Sporting Futures Strategy. The Document is published here....

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Sports Governance Remains Centre Stage

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:25

The long-awaited Code for Sports Governance was Launched at the BMA headquarters in London yesterday. In a show of unity, the CEOs of UK Sport and Sport England Jennie price and Liz Nichols presided over a double act presentation. Unity of the code has been a strong request from the sector who often report separately to both bodies, so this was a welcome step.

The Growth of Activity Sector

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:23

We all use the term 'sector' to describe what we think is the sport, recreation, physical activity and wellbeing sector. In our experience whilst they are different things to providers they are all part of a sector to the consumer. As a Sports Think Tank we are not constrained by our title and we hope increasingly the 4-500,000 of us who work across this vibrant sector will break down these barriers.

Increasing Pressure on the basic foundations of Sport & Recreation?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:06

The last few stories we have covered this week at the Think Tank point to a bleak future for the very foundations of sport, recreation and physical activity in the UK. Reports about the dominance of public schools in the make up of Team GB, school sport pressures and cuts to our Public Parks all point to increasing pressure on our system.