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Obesity and the environment: increasing physical activity and active travel

Posted: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:54

Public Health England and the LGA have produced guidelines / Briefing on Active Travel

Obesity and the environment: <br />increasing physical activity <br />and active travel

Tags: public health, LGA

Minister Hosts Betting Summit

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:52

Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport Maria Miller and Sports Minister Helen Grant held a summit this week with leaders from some of the big sports to discuss what needs to be done to eradicate the crisis of betting integrity that has once again hit the headlines this week.

Tags: Betting, Dcsm, Helen Grant, Maria Miller

School Sport £150m - Additonal Years Funding Announced

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:55

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement today that the government will continue its £150 million per year of funding for school sport into 2015-16.

The Government initially promised two years of school sport funding, and today's announcement means that it has been secured for another year.

Tags: School Sport

Westminster Hall Debate on School Sport

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:13

The Education Select Committee report on School Sport was debated in the House of Commons in Westminster Hall on Thursday 5th December.

Tags: School Sport

Coaching Celebrated

Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:23

Coaching Celebrated

Warren Gatland was named UK Coach of the Year and High-Performance Coach of the Year at of the UK Coaching Awards 2013 – supported by Gillette.

The Wales and Lions coach beat Christine Ohuruogo's coach Lloyd Cowan, and England Netball coach Anna Mayes to the High-performance gong.

The Awards were presented to Gatland at a glittering evening event at the Montcalm, Marble Arch in London on 3 December.

Tags: Coaching, Gatland, Sport

House of Lords Legacy Committee

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:07

The House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee published its findings recently. The details of the report and the full transcripts of the evidence can be found on the House of Lords Website

Tags: legacy, sport, House of Lords

All Party Physical Activity Commission Launched

Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:55

The Sports Think Tank welcomes the Lunch of the new All Party Commission on Physical Activity

A new All-Party Commission on Physical Activity has been set up to tackle what has been described as a "physical inactivity epidemic" among the UK's children. Its launch today coincides with publication of a survey showing that 70 per cent of the nation's youngsters do not get the recommended amount of exercise.

Tags: Physical Activity, Commission

S&RA & UKActive Launch Public Health Document

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:05

S&RA & UKActive Launch Public Health Document

The Sport & Recreation Alliance and UKActive have joined forces to produce a guide for the sector in dealing with the emerging Public Health agenda for sport and physical activity

Tags: S&RA, UKActive, halth & wellbeing

New Sports Minister - First Reactions in the Press

Posted: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:19

The new Sports Minister Helen Grant MP got a cautious welcome from the press in her first interviews.

The sports Think Tank will look out for policy initiatives and try to provide the evidence to support sports policy making in her new role.

Tags: helen grant MP, sports minister

Smith Institute Launch School Sport Report

Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:10

Smith Institute Launch School Sport Report

The Smith Institute launched their Report "The Future of School Sport" at the Labour Party conference this week. The report - edited and forwarded by Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford MP is a collection of perspectives from leading experts in the school sport field.

Tags: Smith Institute, School Sport