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Sports Management Column Launch

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:47

Sports Management Column Launch

Director of the Sports Think Tank Andy Reed has published his first monthly opinion column in Sports Management magazine as part of a growing partnership between the two organisations.

"This is an exciting collaboration as those of us interested in supporting the wider sport sector can work closely together to set out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead" said Andy Reed

Tags: Sports Managment Magazine, Sport Policy, Sports Think Tank

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 10:15

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

The Welsh government and quango Sport Wales have published their vision for improving the inclusivity and sustainability of sporting facilities throughout the nation.

Facilities for Future Generations: A Blueprint for Sport and Active Recreation in Wales lays out a framework as a point of reference to "help inform long-term, sustainable decision-making" on the design, provision and maintenance of facilities.

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

Olympic Stadium Deal Revealed

Posted: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:27

Olympic Stadium Deal Revealed

West Ham United will pay £2.5m (US$3.5m, €3.1m) a year to rent the Olympic Stadium in East London, although all running costs for the stadium will be covered by the taxpayer subsidised London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

The LLDC – which operates the Olympic Park on behalf of City Hall – published the full details of the deal it struck with its new tenants following a court order this week, which will see the Premier League club move in for the start of the 2016/17 season.

Tags: west ham FC, Olympic stadium, LLDC

DCMS Launches Duty of Care Review

Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:21

DCMS Launches Duty of Care Review

An independent review which focuses on the welfare and safety of participants in grassroots and elite sport has commenced, with experts and members of the public called to give evidence.

Sports Management magazine reports.

First referenced in the government's Sporting Future sport strategy, the Duty of Care Review will be led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will consider submissions as part of an eight-strong working group.

Tags: Tanni Grey Thompson, Duty Of Care Review

Reed Appointed by DCMS to Lead appraisal of CSPs

Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:00

Reed Appointed by DCMS to Lead appraisal of CSPs

Andy Reed OBE has been appointed by Department for Culture, Media and Sport to undertake an independent appraisal of the future role of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) in delivering the Government's sport strategy, Sporting Future

Tags: sporting future, DCMS, CSPn, Sport England

Collaboration on Thought Leadership Series

Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:49

Collaboration on Thought Leadership Series

In response to the new Government sport strategy, The Sports Think Tank is collaborating with the UK Sport Development Research Network, a professional network committed to knowledge development and exchange and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to coordinate an innovative programme of seminars.

Tags: sports think tank, sport and recreation alliance, ESDN, sports strategy

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:06

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its full response to the Sport England strategy consultation.

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

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:03

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Leaving the European Union could increase the cost of sports equipment and limit access to sports funding for British organisations, according to Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis.

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

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

Posted: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:06

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

More people need to be encouraged to take up grassroots sports in a bid to lower "alarming" levels of premature deaths, councils say.

One third of all deaths are premature and could have been prevented by lifestyle changes, research shows. These include deaths related to diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:45

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring in private money without turning parks into grassy high streets?

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Funding

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:54

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

The SGSA has published its new five year strategy which sets out its vision and explains how it will share its expertise for the benefit of more spectators and more sports around the world.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:50

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

UK Sport must guard against overstretching its resources after being told by the government that it will be expected to share its expertise with non-Olympic sports, according to chief executive Liz Nicholl.

Tags: Sport, UK Sport, Olympics, Rio 2016

Sport England Launches Strategy Consultation

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:36

Sport England Launches Strategy Consultation

Sport England has launched a consultation process as it prepares to develop its plan to fulfil the government's wide-ranging physical activity strategy.

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

Final report from the Government's Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:32

Final report from the Government's Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement

The Government has published the final report from its expert working group on football supporter ownership and engagement. It has been prepared by football, with the authorities that run the game, working together with supporter organisations that speak on behalf of fans up and down the land. The report sets out a number of recommendations for what more can be done to encourage greater engagement between supporters and those that run their club, while also helping to remove barriers to supporter ownership, when such opportunities arise for credible supporters' trusts to bid to own their club.

Tags: Sport, DCMS, Football

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, London 2012, Funding, Olympic legacy, 2012