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Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35

Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

This report presents findings from a study into the demographic, socioeconomic and health and lifestyle factors associated with meeting the adult physical activity guidelines in the Scottish population and whether the change in physical activity guidelines in 2011 affected the factors associated with meeting the guidelines. It also presents results from an investigation in to the factors associated with taking part in activity in the different domains that make up total physical activity.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:57

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Today a triennial review of UK Sport and Sport England was announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The announcement was made in a formal written statement from the Minister of Sport, Helen Grant.

Tags: Sport, sport england, UK Sport, sport policy, DCMS

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Women and Sport Advisory Board was formed in September 2013. This interim report gives a snapshot on the progress made on women's sport since then in the five areas that government are keen to make progress on.

Tags: Physical Activity, legacy, participation, Olympics, sport england, Health, sport policy, PE, DCMS

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Posted: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:57

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Today UK Sport has officially sought input on its funding strategy for elite sport in a consultation.

Tags: Olympics, UK Sport, Funding, Policy, Rio 2016, Elite Sport

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Today Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP issued a written Ministerial Statement to provide an update on the progress the Government has made since hosting the Olympic Games in London.

Tags: London 2012, School Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, Olympics, Sport England, Uk Sport

Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00

Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Today, Labour unveiled plans for changing the makeup of football club boardrooms and giving more control to fans ahead of the 2015 General Election.

Tags: Press Releases

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Helen Grant told BBC reporter Dan Roan that the government was 'really concerned' with the findings from the BBC's Price of Football survey

Tags: Sport, Football, Price of Football, BBC, Premier League

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:52

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport offer a response to the Save Grassroots Football Campaign reaching 10,000 signatures in August.

Tags: Sport, Football, Grassroots, DCMS, participation

FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:44

FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has admitted the grassroots game in England "is in a degree of crisis". Dyke, 67, told the BBC he wanted to invest £250m in new training facilities and improve English coaching standards.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, Football

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:39

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

In research released by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, the majority of women executives surveyed say that a sport background can help accelerate a woman's leadership and career potential, and has a positive influence on hiring decisions.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, PE, DCMS