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CSP Appraisal Published

Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00

CSP Appraisal Published

The appraisal of CSPs future role carried out by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed Is launched today by us, Sport Engkand and DCMS.

Tags: CSP appraisal

Wales Blames BREXIT for not Bidding for Commonwealth Games

Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:45

Wales will not bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games after the country's Government ruled that the cost of hosting and the financial uncertainty created by Brexit made it "difficult to justify".

(From Inside the Games)

Tags: Wales, Commonwealth Games

57% of schoolchildren think that London 2012 encouraged them to play sport

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:18

The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.

Tags: Dcms, London 2012, Legacy

IOC Statement on Russian Doping

Posted: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:24

Here is the full statement released last night by the International Olympic Committee on its decision:

Tags: Ioc, Rio2016

Government Urged to Back Squash for Olympics

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56

The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.

During a passionate speech in Westminster Hall, Neath MP and former Welsh number one Christina Rees delivered a paper titled Squash and the Olympic Games for political discussion.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, Squash, Olympics

Park Courts Programme for Tennis

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:59

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will renovate several park courts over the coming years as it attempts to generate participation momentum following a stellar Wimbledon for British athletes.

Working with grassroots charity Tennis For Free (TFF) and local authorities, the governing body will improve the facilities and roll out schemes such as free 'walk on and play' sessions, fun sessions, bespoke groups, and sessions for schools, community centres and local clubs.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Tennis, Tenni For Free

Public Health England Lunch Physical Activity Guide

Posted: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:08

People living in the UK are likely to be 35 per cent less active in 2030 than they were in the 1960s – unless current trends of increases in inactivity are reversed.

The warning comes from Public Health England (PHE), as it today (19 July) published the latest edition of its Health matters: getting every adult active every day guidance document – a resource designed for health professionals and local authorities looking to encourage more people to become physically active.

(From Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Public Health England, Physical Activity, Sporting Futures

New Public Health Minster Appointed

Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:42

Nicola Blackwood is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation. She will lead on all aspects of public health and health protection as well as technology, innovation and data.

Tags: Public Health, Minister

Sport England Board Appointments

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:38

Six new members have been appointed to the Sport England Board.

They all have backgrounds in sport and their remit as Board members will include:

  • Setting and agreeing strategy and policy
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of major projects
  • Approving all grant awards which exceed £2million
  • Approving Sport England's Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • Overseeing performance management

Tags: Sport England Board

EU Referendum Response

Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00

EU Referendum Response

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 calm and carry on for now.

Tags: Sports Policy, Eureferendum