Posted: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:00
National governing bodies (NGBs) will be able to donate directly to grassroots sport schemes without paying corporation tax following an intervention by the Treasury.
Previously, NGBs had to set up a charity to donate money to grassroots sport without paying tax, but they will now be able to contribute without the creating an alternative body.
(from Sports Management Magazine)
Posted: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:04
Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged abuse as children by former youth team coach Barry Bennell.
Allegations of historical child sex abuse within the game are being investigated by four police forces in England, and the police and FA have said they expect further allegations to emerge.
(Source BBC Sport)
Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:10
Sporting Equals will host its the third Leaderboard Conference on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016. The Conference will focus on supporting National Governing Bodies and sports organisations to increase ethnic diversity in their boardrooms whilst also helping them to meet the requirements of the new Sports Governance Code.
Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:00
London's sports technology industry was boosted today with the announcement of a new tech hub to support London's fastest growing SportTech and FitTech start-ups. Backed by a partnership between London Sport and London & Partners, the incubator will be London's first sports tech hub to bring together leading sports industry companies and start-ups under the same roof.
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:05
On Wednesday members of the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill, which would see doping in sport criminalised along the lines of legislation in other countries such as New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Mexico and China. The amendment would see the law extended beyond professional and elite sport, to any organised competition affiliated to a recognised governing body.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:21
(from UkActive source)
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will today call for a £1bn regeneration scheme to save the NHS by transforming the UK's ageing fleet of leisure centres into its new preventative frontline.
The Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive is urging for the Government's new industrial strategy to leverage cross-sector funding to replace 1970s-era leisure centres with community wellness hubs. These would combine swimming pools, gyms and sports halls, with GP drop-in centres, libraries and police services, to create a one-stop-shop for public services and empower the public to take greater responsibility for leading a healthy lifestyle.
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:35
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered an investigation into a £50m increase in the cost of converting West Ham's London Stadium.
In 2015, former mayor Boris Johnson said the change from an Olympics arena to a football stadium would cost £272m, a figure which has now risen to £323m.
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:26
According to Ben Rumsby in the Telegraph today the chairman of Kick It Out launched a scathing attack on the country's new sports governance code on Tuesday, angrily accusing it of prioritising women over other under-represented groups.
(Source Ben Rumsby The Telegraph)
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:16
Organisations seeking public funding for sport and physical activity must meet new gold standards of governance considered to be among the most advanced in the world, the industry will hear today.
Posted: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:03
In his latest article Journalist Tim Wigmore argues that cash from the Sugar Levy will not be enough to shift the imbalance in elite sport dominance of our national teams.
Andy Reed agrees. "The money of course will be welcome but it has to come with a political shift at the top which makes it clear sport, PE and physical activity are central to education and wellbeing, which will lead to the prioritisation of increased time at schools to give every child the chance to find an activity which suits them. It creates healthy schools with emotional and physical wellbeing.
Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:43
The CMS Committee holds a one-off oral evidence session with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to consider her priorities for the Department in this Parliament.
Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:40
Tim Wigmore in the Independent:-
Besides Brexit, there has been another recurring theme of the early months of Theresa May's premiership. Mrs May has repeatedly said that the country is dominated by a coterie of elites, and must become "the world's great meritocracy". Many have taken issue with her prescriptions. But few have challenged her diagnosis: that Britain remains a country in which the power of the old school tie lives on.
Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29
Britain's public parks are locked in a "nightmare scenario", "facing their jaws of doom" and have "reached the tipping point", according to parks professionals preparing for Monday's opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.
Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:56
The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.
A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools.
Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:12
campaign which highlights the value and skills of retiring athletes has been launched by Dame Kelly Holmes in London today (17 October).
More Than Medals has been established by the Olympic gold medallist's eponymous Trust, and encourages athletes to use their "attitudes, behaviours and experiences" to work with young disadvantaged individuals after leaving their sport.