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Sports Think Tank

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Safe Standing Debate Continues

Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:26

Safe Standing Debate Continues

BBC Sport's Dan Roan reports from Ashton Gate where the UK's first block of safe standing rails are introduced.

Tags: Safe Stadning, Ashton Gate

No 10 Announce Tory Support for £150m Schools Funding to 2020

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.

Tags: school sport, No10, primary schools

Obesity Levels

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.

Tags: Obesity

UK Sport Announce Rio Funding

Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:25

UK Sport Announce Rio Funding

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.

Tags: Uksport

Think Tank Looks at Concussion in Sport

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"

Tags: concussion, education, health, sport, rugby NGBs

UK Active Launch Turning the Tide Report

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:17

UK Active Launch Turning the Tide Report

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!"

Tags: Physical Activity, Ukactive

Sport England Take Tough Approach with NGBs

Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:36

Sport England Take Tough Approach with NGBs

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.

Tags: sport england, NGBs

Activity Commission Takes Evidence on Health

Posted: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:24

Activity Commission Takes Evidence on Health

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.

Tags: Activity Commission, parliament, health

No Evidence of a Health Legacy says Government Survey

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:16

No Evidence of a Health Legacy says Government Survey

New national health data released by the Government shows that levels of physical activity have remained unchanged in the last four years.

The figures, published as part of the annual Health Survey for England, also reveal that those in higher income brackets are far more likely to be physically active than those with lower incomes.

Tags: Health Survey, Physial Activity

Sports Think Tank and Sports Leaders Seek Intern

Posted: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:00

Sports Think Tank and Sports Leaders Seek Intern

The Sports Think Tank and Sports Leaders UK are seeking applications for a joint intern post. The details are attached.

Please submit your application by the 10th January 2014.

Tags: Sports Think Tank, Sports Leaders, Intern