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Sports Think Tank Interview Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford

Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:39

Sports Think Tank Interview Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford

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.

Tags: Sport, participation, Health, sport policy, Olympic legacy, DCMS

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

The first report of session 2014-15 has been published today by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Women and Sport. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP and including members of parliament Tracey Crouch, John Leech and Ben Bradshaw, this committee has produced an expansive document covering physical education in schools, facilities, participation, the relationship between women's sport and the media and issues surrounding sponsorship and prize-money for professional athletes.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, participation, DCMS, sport policy, PE

HARMAN CONSULTS ON PREMIER LEAGUE AND BETTING LEVY TO BOOST COMMUNITY SPORT

Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00

HARMAN CONSULTS ON PREMIER LEAGUE AND BETTING LEVY TO BOOST COMMUNITY SPORT

Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary, launched a new policy consultation on how more people of all ages and backgrounds can be supported to take part in sport and physical activity.

The consultation document called "More Sport for All" examines a range of policy ideas designed to shape a long term strategy and support community sport.

Tags: Labour, Sport, Clive Efford, Harriet Harman

£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46

£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

British Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, sport england, participation, Uksport, London 2012, Rio 2016

Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43

Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation. The future of Team GB, elite funding, Lottery funding and training facilities are among the questions to be addressed by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the umbrella organisation for more than 320 sport governing bodies including The FA, the Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport england, Uksport, sport policy

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:29

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

On 11 June 2014, the European Commission organised a conference 'European Week of Sport – Preparing for the launch in 2015' which took place in Brussels at the initiative of Commissioner Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou. It involved about 150 experts from governmental and non-governmental sport
organisations and institutions from all over Europe.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has called for a "radical rethink" of how the sport of basketball is funded in the UK, arguing that the ability of basketball to transform the lives of young people warrants greater recognition from the Government.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, participation, Uksport, sport policy, Rio 2016

Changing the Game for Girls

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19

Changing the Game for Girls

The Youth Sport Trust report Getting Girls Active reveals findings from a successful, one-year pilot programme that boosted the confidence and body attitudes of the participants by engaging them in the decision-making process and incorporating their feedback into the physical education programmes in which they took part.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Health, participation, Press Releases

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Currently there are few National Olympic or Commonwealth organising committees or sports federations where more than 30 per cent of board members are female, and the average is closer to, or below, 20 per cent.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, participation, sport policy, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.

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