Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:31
Sport England this week revealed the latest figures from their Active People Survey.
As always the reaction to the figures has been mixed across the sports landscape and in the media. The Sports Think Tank will be doing an in depth look at the way we measure participation to create a greater confidence in this process.
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 19:10
Ground-breaking research, commissioned by The Sported Foundation, shows that using sport to tackle social issues among disadvantaged young people could save billions of pounds every year.
Posted: Sun, 19 May 2013 12:30
Dan Roan writing on the BBC website this week
Today's news that more than a third of school teachers surveyed reported a drop in the number of children exercising is another reminder that the Olympic legacy from London 2012 cannot be taken for granted.
The Smith Institute's research represents just the latest attack on Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision to axe £162m of ring-fenced funding for School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in 2011.
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 12:00
This week saw the first evidence being given to the House of Commons Education Select Committee on school sport.
Evidence was heard this week from a wide variety of organisations including our own Andy Reed OBE representing the Sport & Recreation Alliance.
Posted: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:47
Britain has failed to use the Olympics to create a "transformational change" in society, the woman credited with masterminding Team GB's record medal haul has told The Independent on Sunday.
Baroness Sue Campbell, the former PE teacher who provided the strategy behind British athletes' spectacular performance at the Games, said that it is not too late to create a genuine Olympics legacy – but many opportunities have already been missed.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:54
Designed to Move was soft launched at the House of Commons this week by Lord Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Sustrans, Nike and Kate Hoey MP.
The Designed to Move Report was published in 2012 and hopes to create a movement to rebuild physical activity into our lifestyles.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:51
The Guardian Have Reported:-
The government has risked a political row after passing over BaronessTanni Grey-Thompson, a vocal critic of its recent disability welfare reforms, as chair of the organisation charged with delivering one of the key legacies of the London Olympics.
Following a convoluted recruitment process, it was confirmed on Monday that the London Marathon chief executive, Nick Bitel, had been appointed chair of the grassroots sport quango Sport England and Rod Carr, former chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association, would take the equivalent position at the elite sport agency UK Sport.
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:00
Baroness Sue Campbell officially ends her time as Chair of UK Sport this week. Here at the Sports Think Tank we know the corridors of power and no single individual has had more impact on the 'system' and policy making framework than Sue Campbell because of energy and enthusiasm.
An Article by Owen Gibson of the Gurdian
In an interview with Owen Gibson of the Guardian she reflects:
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:00
The Guardian Newspaper ran a Local Government Cuts special on the 25th March and the article below reflects their research into what is happening on the ground during this budget cycle. We have already seen the publicity surrounding the closure of Don Valley.
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:31
British Basketball has been awarded £7m by UK Sport after appealing against a decision to cut its funding.
Wheelchair fencing has also been awarded funding from the body for an initial 12 months.