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Women in Professional Sport in the House of Lords on International Women’s Day

Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47

Women in Professional Sport in the House of Lords on International Women’s Day

Baroness Parminter hosted a debate this morning on measures to encourage more women to participate in sports on a professional basis

Tags: Women, Participation, Sport

Football fans' group issues 10-point plan for greater ownership transparency

Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:59

Football fans' group issues 10-point plan for greater ownership transparency

A leading fans' group wants greater transparency to ensure supporters know exactly who owns their club. The demand from Supporters Direct is part of a report with the aim of "reforming English football".

Tags: Sport, Football, DCMS, Press Releases

"Our opportunity to do something life changing" - Professor Laura McAllister, Chair of Sport Wales

Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:49

"Our opportunity to do something life changing" - Professor Laura McAllister, Chair of Sport Wales

Chair of Sport Wales Professor Laura McAllister shares her views on the recent report produced by Professor Donaldson on the Welsh Educational Curriculum.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity

Roundtable event calls for more research into exercise and academic performance

Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:35

Roundtable event calls for more research into exercise and academic performance

Demonstrating the additional benefits of physical activity – such as improvements in concentration and behaviour and body image – is one of the key pillars for boosting its presence in schools. That was one of the conclusions reached from a recent roundtable event hosted by Precor and chaired by UKActive CEO David Stalker (pictured), which brought together heads of leisure and education to debate challenges and recommendations for engaging young people in physical activity.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health, PE

Welsh Assembly Passes Motion to Trial Safe Standing at Football Matches

Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:13

Welsh Assembly Passes Motion to Trial Safe Standing at Football Matches

With reportedly 19 out of 20 Premier League clubs supporting exploration of safe standing at matches, the Welsh Assembly has unveiled research indicating that 96% of fans in the UK support the introduction of rail seats and safe standing areas. While Liberal Democrat sports spokesperson John Leech MP is a campaigner for the initiative, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid has stated that it's not a priority for the government and they have no appetite for changing the current rules.

Tags: Sport, Football, DCMS

SFA to investigate lifting alcohol ban at stadiums

Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:59

SFA to investigate lifting alcohol ban at stadiums

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has said it will seek the views of fans on whether alcohol should be sold at stadiums during matches. It said it wanted to "build a case" in favour of lifting the ban. Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House said he would enter into formal discussions, if an independent consultation finds widespread support for the idea.

Scottish Labour is campaigning for the alcohol ban to be dropped.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Football

UNESCO publishes new PE guidelines for policy makers

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:33

UNESCO publishes new PE guidelines for policy makers

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on governments to increase investment in physical education and school sport in order to make children more physically active.In a new document, entitled Quality Physical Education, Guidelines for Policy Makers, UNESCO addresses seven areas of "particular concern" identified last year in UNESCO's global review of the state of physical education.The seven areas include persistent gaps between PE policy and implementation; continuing deficiencies in curriculum time allocation; relevance and quality of PE curriculums; and the quality of initial teacher training programmes.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health, Press Releases

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

A significant drop in the number of people swimming once a week dominates new sports participation figures for the 12 months up to October 2014, Sport England has revealed.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, DCMS, Olympic legacy

Global football transfer market passes $4bn

Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:32

Global football transfer market passes $4bn

Football clubs around the world spent a record $4.1bn (£2.7bn) on international player transfers during 2014, according to global governing body Fifa.

Tags: Sport, Football

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:48

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid yesterday faced questions from the Culture Select Committee, including questions on sports participation, the Olympic legacy, football governance and safe standing at football grounds.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, London 2012, sport policy, Football, DCMS, Uksport, UK Sport