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Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43

Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation. The future of Team GB, elite funding, Lottery funding and training facilities are among the questions to be addressed by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the umbrella organisation for more than 320 sport governing bodies including The FA, the Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics.

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

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:29

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

On 11 June 2014, the European Commission organised a conference 'European Week of Sport – Preparing for the launch in 2015' which took place in Brussels at the initiative of Commissioner Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou. It involved about 150 experts from governmental and non-governmental sport
organisations and institutions from all over Europe.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has called for a "radical rethink" of how the sport of basketball is funded in the UK, arguing that the ability of basketball to transform the lives of young people warrants greater recognition from the Government.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, participation, Uksport, sport policy, Rio 2016

Changing the Game for Girls

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19

Changing the Game for Girls

The Youth Sport Trust report Getting Girls Active reveals findings from a successful, one-year pilot programme that boosted the confidence and body attitudes of the participants by engaging them in the decision-making process and incorporating their feedback into the physical education programmes in which they took part.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Health, participation, Press Releases

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Currently there are few National Olympic or Commonwealth organising committees or sports federations where more than 30 per cent of board members are female, and the average is closer to, or below, 20 per cent.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, participation, sport policy, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, Health, participation, sport policy

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

We are delighted that the Sports Think Tank's very own patron, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance's prestigious Arthur Bell Trophy yesterday at St James's Palace, London.

Tags: house of Lords, Sport, Physical Activity, participation

Active People Survey 8 Figures

Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:48

Active People Survey 8 Figures

More people are playing sport regularly than ever before, according to new figures published we have released today.

Today's Active People Survey results, which cover April 2013-April 2014, show that the number of over-16s playing sport once a week, every week has risen to over 15.6 million, an increase of 180,000 in the last six months and 1.7million more than 2005 when London won the bid to host the Games.

Tags: Aps8, sport England

Lord Moynihan - Governance of Sport Bill

Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:00

Lord Moynihan has introduced a "Governance of Sport Bill" into the Lords this week. The Bill covers a wide range of subjects the former Sports Minister has championed in the past.

Tags: Lord Moynihan, House Of Lords, Manifesto

Call for Match Fixing Offence

Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42

Call for Match Fixing Offence

Proven match-fixers are avoiding jail because of the Government's refusal to criminalise the offence, representatives of every major sport in the UK warned on Wednesday night.

The police and Crown Prosecution Service have failed to pursue a number of fixing cases "despite very strong evidence", according to information released to Telegraph Sport by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Tags: Sport, Match Fixing, Helen Grant