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New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

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.

Tags: Rio, Team Gb, Sport, Participaiton

Conversations with Purpose

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:55

Conversations with Purpose

In collaboration with Sports Think Tank, Sport and
Recreation Alliance and UK Sport Development and Research
Network, The Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds
Beckett hosted a seminar with keynote presentations from
Professor Fred Coalter and Nick Rowe.

Tags: Sport, Social Capital, Sporting Capital

Government Urged to Back Squash for Olympics

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)

Tags: Sport, Squash, Olympics

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

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.

Tags: Sport

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 10:15

Welsh government launches comprehensive sports facilities blueprint

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, Health

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:06

Sport and Recreation Alliance publishes its response to Sport England consultation

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its full response to the Sport England strategy consultation.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, DCMS

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:03

Brexit could increase equipment costs and limit sports funding

Leaving the European Union could increase the cost of sports equipment and limit access to sports funding for British organisations, according to Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, Health, Funding

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

Posted: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:06

Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils

More people need to be encouraged to take up grassroots sports in a bid to lower "alarming" levels of premature deaths, councils say.

One third of all deaths are premature and could have been prevented by lifestyle changes, research shows. These include deaths related to diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:45

The Privatisation of Green Spaces

The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring in private money without turning parks into grassy high streets?

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Funding

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:54

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority Publishes Five Year Strategy

The SGSA has published its new five year strategy which sets out its vision and explains how it will share its expertise for the benefit of more spectators and more sports around the world.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS