Posted: Thu, 19 May 2016 08:00
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 than participation figures and gold medals. We specifically welcome the shift away from the emphasis on funding 'the worried well' to a much more consumer focus and on the most disadvantaged and inactive. This is where public policy can have the most impact.
Posted: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:38
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 experts from across the health and physical activity sectors.
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2016 17:22
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 are present across sport in this country.
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2016 10:29
Secretary of State for DCMS set out the governments plans for sport in a wide ranging speech yesterday at the Telegraph Business of Sport Conference.
Andy Reed said "These speeches are always a goo opportunity to capture the thinking and mood of the Department on a wide range of subjects and obviously used to send out some signals on governance and the confirmation on Listed Events. The Full text is below:
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:47
Director of the Sports Think Tank Andy Reed has published his first monthly opinion column in Sports Management magazine as part of a growing partnership between the two organisations.
"This is an exciting collaboration as those of us interested in supporting the wider sport sector can work closely together to set out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead" said Andy Reed
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 10:15
The Welsh government and quango Sport Wales have published their vision for improving the inclusivity and sustainability of sporting facilities throughout the nation.
Facilities for Future Generations: A Blueprint for Sport and Active Recreation in Wales lays out a framework as a point of reference to "help inform long-term, sustainable decision-making" on the design, provision and maintenance of facilities.
Posted: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:27
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 Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
The LLDC – which operates the Olympic Park on behalf of City Hall – published the full details of the deal it struck with its new tenants following a court order this week, which will see the Premier League club move in for the start of the 2016/17 season.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:21
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 magazine reports.
First referenced in the government's Sporting Future sport strategy, the Duty of Care Review will be led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will consider submissions as part of an eight-strong working group.
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:00
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 strategy, Sporting Future
Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:49
In response to the new Government sport strategy, The Sports Think Tank is collaborating with the UK Sport Development Research Network, a professional network committed to knowledge development and exchange and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to coordinate an innovative programme of seminars.