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Baroness Sue Campbell appointed Head of Women's Football

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:14

Baroness Sue Campbell appointed Head of Women's Football

The Football Association has named Baroness Sue Campbell, the former chair of UK Sport, as its new head of women's football.

Tags: Sport, Football, Uksport, UK Sport

'This Girl Can' Impacts on women's physical activity

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:20

'This Girl Can' Impacts on women's physical activity

As Sport England's This Girl Can campaign celebrates its first birthday, the quango has released data revealing the initiative has contributed to increased physical activity for 2.8m women.

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

Upcoming Changes to Sport England Board

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:05

Upcoming Changes to Sport England Board

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will appoint up to six new board members for Sport England in the coming year as five prepare to step down from their posts.

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

Local Authorities Urged to invest in sport and physical activity

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:51

Local Authorities Urged to invest in sport and physical activity

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged local authorities to invest in sport despite large cuts to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in the latest spending review.

During Crouch's first Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing since the publication of the government's sports strategy, she said that local government was expected to play its part as the "largest public sector investor in sport".

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health, Funding

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:14

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Tracey Crouch today faced questions from the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on her work as the Sports Minister. The full interview can be viewed via the link below.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, DCMS, legacy, sport england, Olympics, Funding

Saving Money on Leisure Centres

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:46

Saving Money on Leisure Centres

Councils which get trusts or outside companies to run leisure centres can make big savings, auditors have said.

Despite these new methods of operation, the auditors' report said the "vast majority" of leisure services in Wales were still run by councils themselves.

Continued budget pressures and "slow progress" in finding other ways of running such services put their long-term future at risk, it warned.

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

Household spending on sport and leisure increases

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:12

Household spending on sport and leisure increases

Consumers are spending more on discretionary items such as cars, sport, and going out to the cinema, figures show. Last year, household spending increases in real terms for the second year running, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In 2014, homes spent more money on transport and recreation, but less on rent and heating.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity

Report finds Young People 'Priced Out of Sport'

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:30

Report finds Young People 'Priced Out of Sport'

Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a study. Schools could help by opening facilities to community groups out of hours, it says.

The National Association of Head Teachers said tight budgets saw many schools already hiring out their sites. London School of Economics researchers studied sports provision in five poor areas in England and Wales.

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

SRA to launch new Governance in Sport Qualification

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:28

SRA to launch new Governance in Sport Qualification

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is to launch a new Governance in Sport qualification in January 2016.

Working in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the qualification is designed to further improve general governance of organisations responsible for delivery of sports administration in what is accepted as an unregulated market place.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Press Releases

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