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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

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