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London Sport backed sport technology incubator to open in October

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:35

London Sport backed sport technology incubator to open in October

Sport Tech Hub, the capital's first incubator dedicated to SportTech innovation, is set to launch in the newly-opened House of Sport facility in London.

Tags: Technology, Sport, Innovation, London Sport, SportTech, Physical Activity, Participation

Try for Change Large Grants Available

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:35

Try for Change Large Grants Available

England Rugby and Comic Relief announce first Try for Change large grants programme.

Tags: Rugby, Try for Change, Funding

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:11

An insightful look into the participation figures following £1 billion of investment into grassroots sport.

Originally posted on BBC News

Tags: Olympic legacy, London 2012, sport england

This Girl Can has really made a difference to women in sport

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:57

This Girl Can has really made a difference to women in sport

Originally posted by Laura Hills, Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport at Brunel University London for The Conversation. This article takes a really good look at the details behind the figures and what can be learned from the campaign.

Tags: Sport, Women, Olympic Legacy, Rugby World Cup, Participation, Cricket, Euro 2017

Labour calls for flexible 'fan-fare' rail tickets for travelling football fans

Posted: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:05

Labour calls for flexible 'fan-fare' rail tickets for travelling football fans

The Labour Party has called for 'fan-fare' rail tickets to be introduced for travelling football supporters across the UK.

Tags: Football, Labour Party, Premier League, Travel

European Week of Sport 2017

Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:44

European Week of Sport 2017

European Week of Sport will make its annual return this September 2017.

Tags: Sport, Europe, Grassroots, #BeActive

Major sports events: are they worth it?

Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00

John Varano a Researcher at the University of Oxford gives his take on the decline in enthusiasm for hosting global sporting events.

- Originally posted on The Conversation

We are confident this issue will resurface time and time again.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, London 2012, Rio 2016, Olympic legacy, Olympics, legacy

£2 Million for BAME projects

Posted: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:22

£2 Million for BAME projects

Dawn Butler Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities):
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase representation of black and minority ethnic individuals in the football coaching profession.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, BAME, sport england, participation, Funding

Los Angeles set to host 2028 Olympics

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:03

Los Angeles set to host 2028 Olympics

On Monday Los Angeles and Paris were announced as the holders of the 2028 and 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games respectively.

Tags: Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, Paris

Sports Competitors: Free Movement of People

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:06

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport):

Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the free movement of elite athletes.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, immigration, EU, Brexit, free movement

DfE Outline Formula for Sugar Levy Investment

Posted: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:17

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium pages on the Gov.uk website to reflect recent ministerial decisions on the allocation formula for the doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium.

Tags: Dfe, Primary Premium

Former 2012 Government Official to lead Commonweath Games Candidate decision

Posted: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:13

From Inside the Games

UK Sport non-executive director Nicky Roche and Commonwealth Games England (CGE) chief executive Paul Blanchard are among the officials on the six-person independent assessment panel overseeing a potential bid for the 2022 event, it has been revealed.

Tags: Commonwealth Games, Nicky Roche, DCMS, CGE

Crouch Praises Governing Bodies on Governance

Posted: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:19

Crouch Praises Governing Bodies on Governance

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has praised the way national governing bodies have responded in working to become compliant with the new Code for Sports Governance by the end of October.

Tracey Crouch announced her plan for the new code in the government's sport strategy 'Sporting Future' in December 2015 in a move to ensure that sports bodies in the UK lead the world with the highest levels of governance and transparency.

Tags: Tracey Crouch, DCMS, Governence

eSports already outpacing mainstream sports

Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:58

If you've ever watched an eSports competition and wondered to yourself, can this ever outpace mainstream sports? Here's your answer: it already has. More people watched the League of Legends World Championship than the Masters, Stanley Cup or NBA Finals. In the US, eSports events regularly sell out stadiums, offer multi-million-dollar prizes and occur so often, odds are one is happening right now. With awareness of eSports growing 22 per cent every year, the trend is not slowing down.

Tags: sport, eSport, gaming, technology

House of Lords respond to Armstrong

Posted: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:04

Baroness Armstrong's question to the House of Lords: "Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) regarding the fee structure for coaching courses and for the Level One coaching qualification for school-aged children; what assessment they have made of the impact of fees charged on participation by young people from (1) state, and (2) private schools; and whether they have advised the LTA to vary that fee structure according to which type of school a young person attends."

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport england, School Sport, House of Lords, UKCC, participation fees