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Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

Posted: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:16

Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

DCMS Ministers: Helen Grant MP, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and Ed Vaizey MP publish this report presenting the findings of analysis undertaken by London School of Economics to quantify the impacts of culture and sport on a range of social outcomes e.g. health.

Tags: DCMS, Health, Sport

European Commission on Sport and Physical Activity Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:32

European Commission on Sport and Physical Activity Report

A recently published report by the European Commission catalogues the sport and physical activity habits of people across Europe. While the UK is below the EC average, over a third of UK citizens say they NEVER exercise or play sport. Download the report here.

Tags: Sport, participation, Olympic legacy, Physical Activity

'Pride and profile': The Soft Power of Sport

Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:56

'Pride and profile': The Soft Power of Sport

Right on cue, as if in reply to the recent Sports Think Tank blog on the value of sport, the House of Lords committee on Soft Power and the UK's influence concludes that our sporting institutions create valuable perceptions of the UK abroad. These perceptions bring value to the economy through tourism and investment and make UK residents feel good about their nation. 'Pride and profile'. Read the report here.

Tags: Sport, Olympic legacy, Health, participation

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

Posted: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:45

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

Yesterday the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity presented to David Cameron its report on the state of physical education in schools. The report was led by parliamentarians Tanni Grey-Thompson, Barbara Keeley, Charlotte Leslie, Gerry Sutcliffe and Julian Huppert. Lord Coe warns that our children are the "least active generation in history" and could be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. It is reported that inactivity leads to 37,000 premature deaths and costs the UK £20 billion per year. Read the report here.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, PE, Health

Think Tank Looks at Concussion in Sport

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:35

The Sports Think Tank will be looking at the policy implications of concussion in Sport and the campaigns launched by the Mail on Sunday and father of tragic Ben Robinson who died playing rugby.

"This is a sport wide problem and with various policy responses in education, health and sports bodies. We want to get behind the headlines and propose a sensible response"

Tags: concussion, education, health, sport, rugby NGBs

Coaching Celebrated

Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:23

Coaching Celebrated

Warren Gatland was named UK Coach of the Year and High-Performance Coach of the Year at of the UK Coaching Awards 2013 – supported by Gillette.

The Wales and Lions coach beat Christine Ohuruogo's coach Lloyd Cowan, and England Netball coach Anna Mayes to the High-performance gong.

The Awards were presented to Gatland at a glittering evening event at the Montcalm, Marble Arch in London on 3 December.

Tags: Coaching, Gatland, Sport

House of Lords Legacy Committee

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:07

The House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee published its findings recently. The details of the report and the full transcripts of the evidence can be found on the House of Lords Website

Tags: legacy, sport, House of Lords

Sports Club Survey Results launched

Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:40

Sports Club Survey Results launched

The Sport and Recreation Alliance's biennial Sports Club Survey results suggest that membership levels and club income have risen by as much as 20%.

The survey is the biggest and most authoritative of its kind in the sector.

Tags: S&RA, sport, legacy

Sport & Employability

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:57

New research from BUCS has revealed that the current average salary of graduates who engaged with sport at university is £32,552, compared with £26,728 for those who did not.

Tags: Sport, Employability

CIMPSPA Announce 'Business Review'

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:16

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has today announced new plans for a business review of the Institute, in order to prepare itself fully for its new governance structure as required by its new Charter, due to be ratified by its members in late 2013.

The official press release states the following:

Tags: Cimpspa, Educaiton, Sport, Leisure