Posted: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:20
Sports Minister Helen Grant MP has caused a storm after comments were made in an interview for the Telegraph about women choosing more feminine sports. The interview has caused a storm of media interest about the role of other non traditional sports and the use of the word feminine.
Andy Reed said "I can see what the Minister was trying to say. We know from the research that not everybody enjoys or wants to play traditional sports and other entry points are important. Unfortunately the debate has been sidetracked by the comments about looks and feminine V non-feminine sport.
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:43
The Cabinet Office today launched its Report - Moving More Living More - The Physical Activity Olympic and Paralympic Legacy for the Nation.
Lord Coe the governments advisor on Legacy has been promoting the wider benefits of physical activity not just sport as part of his brief. This report highlights that work.
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:26
BBC Sport's Dan Roan reports from Ashton Gate where the UK's first block of safe standing rails are introduced.
Posted: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:39
David Cameron has pledged £150m a year in primary school sport funding guaranteed until 2020 if the Conservatives are re-elected, to secure the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.
A two-year dedicated English primary school PE fund was announced in March and began in September 2013, but there has been uncertainty inschools over whether the funding will stop after the election, and some headteachers have been reluctant to take up the funding this year or undertake any capital investment.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:55
Nearly two-thirds of adults in England are overweight, according to new data from the government's public health agency that pinpoints the country's most overweight areas.
Copeland, Cumbria, has the most overweight people in England, according to the data from Public Health England. The analysis shows that more than three-quarters of Copeland's population (75.9%) are overweight or obese.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:25
UK Sport, the nation's high performance sports agency, today confirmed the outcome of its Annual Investment Review with 19 Olympic and 17 Paralympic sports continuing to receive significant funding for the Rio cycle.
UK Sport will strategically invest around £350million of National Lottery and Exchequer funds into preparing Great Britain's best athletes for Rio 2016 and beyond to build on the outstanding success of London 2012.
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:35
The Sports Think Tank will be looking at the policy implications of concussion in Sport and the campaigns launched by the Mail on Sunday and father of tragic Ben Robinson who died playing rugby.
"This is a sport wide problem and with various policy responses in education, health and sports bodies. We want to get behind the headlines and propose a sensible response"
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:17
The Sports Think Tank has welcomed ukactive's new report Turning the tide of inactivity - the first ever borough by borough analysis of increasing levels of physical inactivity across England, and the steps being taken to combat it.
"This is another useful piece of evidence to demonstrate the scale of the problem we face - now we must turn these words into practical policy responses!"
Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:36
Sport England set out its plans for future investment in six key sports - basketball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, squash and fencing yesterday.
The plans illustrate a new, tougher approach to ensuring that millions of people across the country who play sport, and the volunteers who support them, get the maximum impact from Sport England's investments.
Posted: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:24
The Parliamentary Activity Commission took evidence on health and activity this week in parliament.
The panel members Julian Huppert MP, Barbara Keeley MP, Gerry Sutlciffe MP and Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson heard evidence from a wide variety of experts in the filed of health and public health.
Details of the Activity Commission and where to submit evidence can be found here. Activity Commission.
The Report is due in the Spring of 2014.