Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47
Baroness Parminter hosted a debate this morning on measures to encourage more women to participate in sports on a professional basis
Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:59
A leading fans' group wants greater transparency to ensure supporters know exactly who owns their club. The demand from Supporters Direct is part of a report with the aim of "reforming English football".
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:49
Chair of Sport Wales Professor Laura McAllister shares her views on the recent report produced by Professor Donaldson on the Welsh Educational Curriculum.
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:27
The Deputy Prime Minister has outlined how a £114 million investment in cycling will be divided up between 8 major UK cities. The £114 million investment will make it easier and safer for people to get on their bikes.
Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Newcastle and Oxford all submitted their bids for the funding, which was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at a dedicated cycling summit in November last year.
Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:40
A large study, involving more than 5,000 children who were followed up over two years, found a link between time sitting in front of a screen and an increase in blood pressure rates. The study was carried out by researchers from several academic centres worldwide, including the University of Glasgow in the UK. It was funded by the European Community Sixth Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Framework Programme.
Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:35
Demonstrating the additional benefits of physical activity – such as improvements in concentration and behaviour and body image – is one of the key pillars for boosting its presence in schools. That was one of the conclusions reached from a recent roundtable event hosted by Precor and chaired by UKActive CEO David Stalker (pictured), which brought together heads of leisure and education to debate challenges and recommendations for engaging young people in physical activity.
Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:13
With reportedly 19 out of 20 Premier League clubs supporting exploration of safe standing at matches, the Welsh Assembly has unveiled research indicating that 96% of fans in the UK support the introduction of rail seats and safe standing areas. While Liberal Democrat sports spokesperson John Leech MP is a campaigner for the initiative, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid has stated that it's not a priority for the government and they have no appetite for changing the current rules.
Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:59
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has said it will seek the views of fans on whether alcohol should be sold at stadiums during matches. It said it wanted to "build a case" in favour of lifting the ban. Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House said he would enter into formal discussions, if an independent consultation finds widespread support for the idea.
Scottish Labour is campaigning for the alcohol ban to be dropped.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:44
On Tuesday 10th Februarythe Health Select Committee hosted an oral evidence session looking at the impact of physical activity and diet on health.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:33
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on governments to increase investment in physical education and school sport in order to make children more physically active.In a new document, entitled Quality Physical Education, Guidelines for Policy Makers, UNESCO addresses seven areas of "particular concern" identified last year in UNESCO's global review of the state of physical education.The seven areas include persistent gaps between PE policy and implementation; continuing deficiencies in curriculum time allocation; relevance and quality of PE curriculums; and the quality of initial teacher training programmes.