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SRA Coordinates #getYourKitOn campaign

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:55

SRA Coordinates #getYourKitOn campaign

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are coordinating a grassroots sports campaign ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review announcement on the 25th November .

The campaign #GetYourKitOn has its own mini website and calls on the millions of sports participants across the country to show their support for their local community sport. A letter has also been signed by a significant number of sports bodies outlining the case for sport investment.

Tags: sport, chancellor, CSR, Budget, Funding, DCMS

Trophy Women 2015 Report Launched

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:00

Trophy Women 2015 Report Launched

Women in Sport launched their Trophy Women - No More Board Games report on Friday

Latest research shows that positive steps in gender diversity at board level are not supported by sustainable workforce development

Women in Sport calls for action to support development of female executives to ensure progress is not lost

Tags: Women In Sport, Trophy Women

Is 'Sport' Dead & Counterproductive Language?

Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 10:29

Is 'Sport' Dead & Counterproductive Language?

UkActive claimed that 'Sport is dead' and that using the word Sport was counterproductive at its conference last week to launch another report "A Blueprint for an Active Britain"

Andy Reed from the Sports Think Tank reacted by suggesting the comments were "unhelpful in creating a unifed voice for sport, recreation and activity. We need greater collaboration and partnership, and the drive to exclude sport form the vocabulary is really damaging"

Tags: Ukactive, Sport, Activity

Spectator Article Argues for funding to Sport to be Cut in Favour of the Arts

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:55

Spectator Article Argues for funding to Sport to be Cut in Favour of the Arts

The Spectator magazine, has predictably taken the first cheap-shot as we near the conclusion of the Government's Spending Review. The Spectator makes the case that sport is less deserving than the arts of public money on the present scale, given poor recent participation figures and the contention that museums like The Tate are regarded as among the elite arts institutions globally and by highlighting some interesting comparisons in funding between various arts institutions and their counterparts in sports (Olympic performance programmes, National Governing Bodies etc.).

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

Outdoor Recreation Highlighted in Westminster

Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:13

Outdoor Recreation Highlighted in Westminster

We need a Minister for 'the Outdoors' to recognise the economic value of outdoor recreation. That was the call from David Rutley MP in the Commons this week.

A debate was held in Westminster Hall this week in response to David Rutley MP

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2015-10-28a.147.1#g147.2

Tags: Daid Rutley MP, SRA, Outdoors

LGA Calls for Rebalancing of Sports Investment

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:57

LGA Calls for Rebalancing of Sports Investment

The Local Government Association has called for a rebalancing of funding from Sport England in its response to the DCMS Sports Consultation.

Setting out the case for the contribution of local government to delivering a comprehensive sport and physical activity agenda the LGA Claims it is best placed to lead a step-change in sport partcipation.

Tags: local government, LGA, Sport England

Sport Wales School Sport Survey

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:39

Sport Wales School Sport Survey

The findings of a survey carried out by Sport Wales are published. The study surveyed 116,000 children across over 1,000 schools on their views on sport and taking part.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, School Sport

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Coe writes about the importance of maintaining sport funding in order to continue the eilte success we saw at The 2012 Olympics, and repeat this at Rio in 2016.

Tags: Sport, Funding, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016

House of Lords Debate on Sport Strategy

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:59

House of Lords Debate on Sport Strategy

Lord Moynihan led this short debate on government sport strategy in the wake of the recent DCMS consultation, the debate was held on Thursday 15th of October and covered an expansive range of sport policy areas.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, legacy, Health, DCMS, School Sport, sport england, Funding, UK Sport

Government opens consultation on secondary ticketing

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:08

Government opens consultation on secondary ticketing

DCMS and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills have launched a joint review on ticket re-sale for recreational, sporting and cultural events in the UK. Any interested parties are invited to submit evidence relating to consumer protection measures and make recommendations on how to improve the protections available to any purchasers of tickets in the re-sale or 'secondary' market.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS