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Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00

Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Today, Labour unveiled plans for changing the makeup of football club boardrooms and giving more control to fans ahead of the 2015 General Election.

Tags: Press Releases

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Helen Grant told BBC reporter Dan Roan that the government was 'really concerned' with the findings from the BBC's Price of Football survey

Tags: Sport, Football, Price of Football, BBC, Premier League

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:52

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport offer a response to the Save Grassroots Football Campaign reaching 10,000 signatures in August.

Tags: Sport, Football, Grassroots, DCMS, participation

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