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Study highlights benefits of sport for reducing depression

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:21

Study highlights benefits of sport for reducing depression

Research has shown that people who are active experience better mental health than those who don't. Around a third of men and half of women are not active enough and as a whole we are 20% less active now than in the 1960s.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health

Sponsorship and Governance: When is Sport Going to Clean Up its Act?

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:15

Sponsorship and Governance: When is Sport Going to Clean Up its Act?

Clear, effective and transparent governance is needed to attract investment and sponsors, foster public support, prevent serious scandals and safeguard sport's right to operate. So what is sport doing to clean up its act?

Tags: Sport, sport policy

BME Participation and 'Pied Pipers'

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:16

BME Participation and 'Pied Pipers'

A study of sporting participation undertaken by researchers at Leeds Beckett University and commissioned by Sport Wales amongst Black and other Minority Ethnic (BME) communities has identified the need for more 'Pied Pipers' to break down cultural barriers.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy

Spending Review - Round-Up

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:46

Spending Review - Round-Up

Last week's much-anticipated spending review brought some good news for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), testament to a convincing case made to the Treasury about the role sport can play in society. Presented below is a round-up of what the decisions announced by the Chancellor will mean for sport.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, DCMS, legacy, Health, Olympics, London 2012, sport england, Uksport

The CSR Impact on Sport - Reaction

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:32

The CSR Impact on Sport - Reaction

The Government announced its long awaited comprehensive spending review (CSR) today with expectations for cuts across the board for sports bodies funded by DCMS.

The Sports Think Tank responded to the early details announced by the Chancellor on Wednesday evening.

Tags: Sport, Csr, Dcms

Business Secretary urges new age of cooperation between sport and business

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04

Business Secretary urges new age of cooperation between sport and business

Business Secretary Sajid Javid used a speech at London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to argue that the ever-changing sport landscape is ready for business to step in and play a more important role in growing the sector and increasing participation. He highlighted business success stories in sport such as Goals and ParkRun, as well as the economic impacts of The Premier League and major events hosted in the UK.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, legacy, Football

Activity Tracker finds London to be world's most active Cycling City

Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:56

Activity Tracker finds London to be world's most active Cycling City

Compiling data from use of its wearable technology around the world, the activity tracker Strava has published findings indicating that London is ahead of Amsterdam and Milan in the race to be the world's most cycled city.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, sport england

Key Findings from the 'Taking Part' survey

Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:41

Key Findings from the 'Taking Part' survey

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published an analysis of findings from the Taking Part survey.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, DCMS, Health

SRA Coordinates #getYourKitOn campaign

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:55

SRA Coordinates #getYourKitOn campaign

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are coordinating a grassroots sports campaign ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review announcement on the 25th November .

The campaign #GetYourKitOn has its own mini website and calls on the millions of sports participants across the country to show their support for their local community sport. A letter has also been signed by a significant number of sports bodies outlining the case for sport investment.

Tags: sport, chancellor, CSR, Budget, Funding, DCMS

Trophy Women 2015 Report Launched

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:00

Trophy Women 2015 Report Launched

Women in Sport launched their Trophy Women - No More Board Games report on Friday

Latest research shows that positive steps in gender diversity at board level are not supported by sustainable workforce development

Women in Sport calls for action to support development of female executives to ensure progress is not lost

Tags: Women In Sport, Trophy Women