Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:26
The number of people working in the sport sector has surged by almost 10 per cent since London 2012, according to government statistics.
In 2015, there were 1.2m jobs in the sport sector, accounting for 3.6 per cent of all jobs in the UK.
This represents an increase of 9.5 per cent from 2012, when the figure was 1.06m
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:50
Eight sports will challenge UK Sport's funding decisions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Seven - including badminton - were due to receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading into the Tokyo Games.
Powerlifting is also challenging its award of £1.3m as it believes it deserves greater financial support.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:43
Premier League clubs are prioritising finance over improving access and should face legal action if they fail to meet the needs of disabled fans, according to a new report.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:27
MPs have discussed the most effective ways to use cash raised from the soft drinks tax, including the rolling out of sports camps and daily mile initiatives.
Posted: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:31
Sports Minister Tracey Crouch is interviewed by BBC Radio 5Live and gives her views on the forthcoming questioning of Dave Brailsford by the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee; the FA and sports governance; as well as her thoughts looking ahead to 2017. (Interview starts at approximately 7m 20s)
Posted: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:00
National governing bodies (NGBs) will be able to donate directly to grassroots sport schemes without paying corporation tax following an intervention by the Treasury.
Previously, NGBs had to set up a charity to donate money to grassroots sport without paying tax, but they will now be able to contribute without the creating an alternative body.
(from Sports Management Magazine)
Posted: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:04
Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged abuse as children by former youth team coach Barry Bennell.
Allegations of historical child sex abuse within the game are being investigated by four police forces in England, and the police and FA have said they expect further allegations to emerge.
(Source BBC Sport)
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:05
On Wednesday members of the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill, which would see doping in sport criminalised along the lines of legislation in other countries such as New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Mexico and China. The amendment would see the law extended beyond professional and elite sport, to any organised competition affiliated to a recognised governing body.
Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29
Britain's public parks are locked in a "nightmare scenario", "facing their jaws of doom" and have "reached the tipping point", according to parks professionals preparing for Monday's opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.
Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:56
The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.
A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools.
Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:08
For most sports fans the spectacular success of British athletes at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake.
Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56
The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.
During a passionate speech in Westminster Hall, Neath MP and former Welsh number one Christina Rees delivered a paper titled Squash and the Olympic Games for political discussion.
(from Sports Management Magazine)
Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52
Nick keller Chair of Sports Industry Group this week spoke out about the European Referendum and why Sport needed to vote to 'Remain'
In a wide ranging article Nick spoke about the consequences of Leave and the benefits that being part of the European Union had brought to the sector.
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 10:15
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.