Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:39
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.
The Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales announce that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on public health
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:30
MOU agreed between Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales, signalling a commitment to sharing expertise to combat the ever prevailing obesity and physical inactivity dilemma.
Posted: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:14
Sport England today released a consultation on the future of coaching with Sports Coach UK to support the continuing development of the first 'Coaching Plan for England'.
Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:09
Founder of sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport, Rowland Jack argues in this recent article that we could be on the cusp of a major catastrophe in sports governance, one that could spell major changes in the sport landscape.
Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:50
After recent controversy at The Premier League, Alan Hubbard of The Independent newspaper reports that there now exists pressure for an influential and trusted figure to take over the position of Chairman in the absence of Anthony Fry, who recently stepped down from the position for health reasons.
Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:26
Public Health England has published the results of a public opinion survey, including the finding that obesity is the third most concerning health issue among those polled, after cancer and dementia. Drug abuse and smoking were found to be of equal concern to obesity.
Posted: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01
A report from the mental health charity MIND, "Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport" highlights the dangers of elite athletes suffering mental health problems in silence rather than speak about them through fear that it will affect their careers.
Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:58
Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report stating that inactivity is the overwhelming cause of obesity, as overall household calorie intake in the UK has actually fallen in recent decades, during the same time obesity has been on the increase.
Along with strong implications for policies like proposed 'fat-taxes' on cakes and treats, this fascinating report is evidence in support of the case for sport and exercise as a tool for improving people's health.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee had commissioned a study into the true cost of the Games 10 years on. Previously, IOC President Jacques Rogge had indicated he thought that the Athens event contributed to the economic troubles of the Greek nation.
The study will be undertaken by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and they aim to publish the report before the end of this year.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:39
Earlier this week Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman and Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford released the 'More Sport for All' document, Labour's public consultation on government backing for sport and physical activity. Charlie Macey subsequently interviewed Mr Efford to find out what this would mean, should they find themselves in government from May 2015.