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FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:44

FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has admitted the grassroots game in England "is in a degree of crisis". Dyke, 67, told the BBC he wanted to invest £250m in new training facilities and improve English coaching standards.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, Football

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:39

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

In research released by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, the majority of women executives surveyed say that a sport background can help accelerate a woman's leadership and career potential, and has a positive influence on hiring decisions.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, PE, DCMS

The Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales announce that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on public health

Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:30

The Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales announce that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on public health

MOU agreed between Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales, signalling a commitment to sharing expertise to combat the ever prevailing obesity and physical inactivity dilemma.

Tags: Sport, Wales, Sport Wales, NHS, Health, Obesity, Physical Activity

Sport England launches consultation today

Posted: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:14

Sport England launches consultation today

Sport England today released a consultation on the future of coaching with Sports Coach UK to support the continuing development of the first 'Coaching Plan for England'.

Tags: sport england, Physical Activity, participation, Coaching

The Governance Tipping Point

Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:09

The Governance Tipping Point

Founder of sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport, Rowland Jack argues in this recent article that we could be on the cusp of a major catastrophe in sports governance, one that could spell major changes in the sport landscape.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, sport policy, Football

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:50

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

After recent controversy at The Premier League, Alan Hubbard of The Independent newspaper reports that there now exists pressure for an influential and trusted figure to take over the position of Chairman in the absence of Anthony Fry, who recently stepped down from the position for health reasons.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, Football

PHE Publish Health Survey Findings

Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:26

PHE Publish Health Survey Findings

Public Health England has published the results of a public opinion survey, including the finding that obesity is the third most concerning health issue among those polled, after cancer and dementia. Drug abuse and smoking were found to be of equal concern to obesity.

Tags: Physical Activity, Health

Report on Mental Health in Elite Sport

Posted: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01

Report on Mental Health in Elite Sport

A report from the mental health charity MIND, "Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport" highlights the dangers of elite athletes suffering mental health problems in silence rather than speak about them through fear that it will affect their careers.

Tags: Sport, Health, Football

Inactivity, not calorie consumption, behind rising obesity in the UK

Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:58

Inactivity, not calorie consumption, behind rising obesity in the UK

Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report stating that inactivity is the overwhelming cause of obesity, as overall household calorie intake in the UK has actually fallen in recent decades, during the same time obesity has been on the increase.

Along with strong implications for policies like proposed 'fat-taxes' on cakes and treats, this fascinating report is evidence in support of the case for sport and exercise as a tool for improving people's health.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, Health, sport policy

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee had commissioned a study into the true cost of the Games 10 years on. Previously, IOC President Jacques Rogge had indicated he thought that the Athens event contributed to the economic troubles of the Greek nation.

The study will be undertaken by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and they aim to publish the report before the end of this year.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016