Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07
A survey of senior sports industry figures calls on the Government to embrace 'fresh thinking and independent input' in designing any new sports policy.
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:03
Health Insurers Vitality were criticised last week for encouraging users to sign up to an App owned by Facebook in exchange for keeping a popular membership perk.
Sports Think Tank Chair Andy Reed claimed it was time to create a code of ethics for sports apps and to be open and transparent about how data and technology are being used to reward effort and healthy lifestyles. and who the data is shared with.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13
A study by the University of California has found that cities with greater active transport infrastructures that encourage more walking and cycling are more productive, have higher property values, a healthier population and greater educational performance. The study follows findings that cycling investment in the city of Portland, USA could save as much as $40 billion by 2040 in public health costs.
Sport and Recreation Alliance are joined by the Sports Minister to launch 'Fit for the Future' report
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:48
The Sport and Recreation Alliance today launched its wide ranging report, Fit for the Future, at its Annual Sports Summit at the Kia Oval in London. Tracey Crouch MP, the new sports minister, will also use the opportunity to outline her vision for sport in this Parliament in her first speech.
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2015 10:31
Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale spoke in parliament yesterday, calling for the replacement of Sepp Blatter as head of global football governing body FIFA, and for sponsors to consider their relationship with the organisation following the latest allegations of bribery and corruption.
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2015 11:20
Tracey Crouch, Member of Parliament for Chatham & Aylesford, has been appointed by David Cameron as the new Minister for Sport. Tracey is an enthusiastic sports fan and in 2013 was elected as a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Tracey has also served as the Vice Chairman for the All Party Groups for Dementia and Women in Sport.
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 10:30
John Whittingdale, Conservative Member of Parliament for Maldon has been appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the post-election cabinet reshuffle. At the dissolution of the last parliament he was serving as Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, on which he had served for ten years.
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10
The major political parties this week unveiled their election manifestos. While none of the documents dedicates substantial space to sport policy, a variety of issues are mentioned including school sport, for which the Conservatives and Labour Party pledge to achieve a minimum of 2 hours physical education and sport per week for every pupil. The Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos both state intentions to address the issue of supporter-influence with regards to football teams, while the Conservative Party reveals its ambition for the UK to host a team from one of the major American sports leagues.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:33
Sport England has announced £12 million of funding for organisations involved in helping get people more active. Seven specialist sports organisations – Sport England's National Partners – will receive a share of the funding between 2015 and 2017. The investment is used to support sport governing bodies in equality and diversity, coaching, talent, workforce development and safeguarding children.
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:47
This report further develops the evidence base around the social and wellbeing value of culture and sport. By better understanding the social impact and value of our sectors, we hope that it will help others to make the case at the local level for both the wider benefits of culture and sport and the potential of sports and culture based interventions to achieve wider social outcomes e.g. health and wellbeing improvements.