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BBC Report - Price of Football

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:37

Average ticket prices across English football's top four divisions have fallen by up to 2.4%, the BBC Sport Price of Football study has found.

It showed prices in four main categories have reduced for 2013-14.

The annual study - the biggest in British football - includes the prices of 164 clubs in the top 10 divisions.

"It is good news for fans but it does come after a long period of incremental rises year on year," Sports Minister Hugh Robertson told the BBC.

Tags: Football, Hugh Robertson, Prices

New EFDS Report Highlights Barriers

Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:01

New EFDS Report Highlights Barriers

A new report by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has revealed that despite the euphoria of the 2012 Paralypmic Games, disabled people are still experiencing a number of barriers which prevent their full participation in physical activity.

EFDS, which is the national body and charity dedicated to disabled people in sport, has undertaken a study into disabled people's lifestyles and their participation in physical activity. The research highlights some stark findings:

Tags: EFDS, disability sport

How active are our children? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:05

How active are our children? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

Half of all seven-year-olds in the UK are not exercising enough to stay healthy – remaining inactive for between six and seven hours every day, a major study has revealed.

The researchers, who surveyed 7,000 children between May 2008 and August 2009, also found a "striking" gender gap, with girls far less active than boys. Only four in 10 girls achieved minimum recommended activity levels of an hour or more a day, compared with 63 per cent of boys.

Tags: Physical Activity

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:02

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Tags: Olympics, Private Education

DCMS Taking Part Surveys

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:00

DCMS Taking Part Surveys

The DCMS released its statistical evidence "The Taking Part Survey" Survey this week. The statistics have been used since 2005.

Tags: Dcms, Taking Part Survey

Sports Club Survey Results launched

Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:40

Sports Club Survey Results launched

The Sport and Recreation Alliance's biennial Sports Club Survey results suggest that membership levels and club income have risen by as much as 20%.

The survey is the biggest and most authoritative of its kind in the sector.

Tags: S&RA, sport, legacy

Managing the Olympic legacy is not the job for a high-profile tsar

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:10

Managing the Olympic legacy is not the job for a high-profile tsar

Jim Rutter from the Institute for Government argues high profile Tsar is not best placed to deliver in a Guardian article

Lord Coe, who did so much to make the Olympic games the success they were, has stepped down from his role in the Cabinet Office as Olympic legacy ambassador claiming that his moving on was crucial to ensuring legacy was delivered.

In itself, that sounds like a self-effacing gesture A less generous interpretation might be that Lord Coe has realised that a big name, however illustrious, cannot compensate for some underlying flaws in the way legacy is being approached in government.

Tags: Lord Coe, Legacy, Institute For Government

Education Select Committee Report Launched

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:30

Education Select Committee Report Launched

The House of Commons Education Select Committee release their report into School Sport on Monday 22nd July. The report "School Sport after 2012 - no more political football" has largey been welcomed.

Tags: School Sport, Select Committee

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:38

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn
boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 London Olympic and
Paralympic Games, research suggests.

A report by the government department which promotes UK businesses put new
contracts, sales and foreign investment in the last year down to the Games.

But the claims were met with scepticism by some economists and the Federation
of Small Businesses.

Government estimates put the cost of hosting the Games at £8.9bn.

Tags: Olympics, Legacy

Sport & Employability

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:57

New research from BUCS has revealed that the current average salary of graduates who engaged with sport at university is £32,552, compared with £26,728 for those who did not.

Tags: Sport, Employability