Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 19:10
Ground-breaking research, commissioned by The Sported Foundation, shows that using sport to tackle social issues among disadvantaged young people could save billions of pounds every year.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:54
Welsh sport chiefs are targeting a record number of school children in a bid to get the clearest ever picture of participation across the country.
Sport Wales is making final preparations for the second ever national School Sport Survey. In 2011, 40,000 completed the online questionnaire – the biggest survey of children, young people and sport in Wales to date.
Headline findings included levels of club participation for primary school pupils being at their highest recorded level (85%) since 2000, whilst the gender gap between boys and girls taking part in sport was found to increase through secondary school years.
Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:44
Minister for sport Hugh Robertson has released a ten-point legacy plan today, in a bid to ensure that the government delivers on its promise to 'inspire a generation' to take up sport.
Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:35
The Prime Minister has announced the full list of new Ministers on the Number 10 website and new appointments were made on twitter. The full list is below and we have blogged some early views elsewhere on our site
Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:14
In an on-line poll at the Sports Think Tank over half of respondents said they did not think introducing competitive sport in the primary school curriculum would increase participation or increase medal hopes in the future.
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:39
According to the Daily Telegraph Michael Gove the Education Secretary has sold off more than the 21 Playing Fields he first claimed.
Michael Gove has ignored the opposition of the School Playing Fields Advisory Panel to approve sell-offs five times in the past 15 months, documents show. It has also emerged that the number of sales given the go-ahead by Mr Gove is far higher than the amount admitted by the Coalition this month.
Mr Gove apologised for publishing the wrong figures, saying he had been given incorrect information by his officials.
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:16
Athletes and sports not expected to qualify for Rio in 2016 will not receive any funding.
Posted: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:37
Competitive team sports will be made compulsory for all primary school children in England, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
A draft new curriculum this autumn would require participation in sports such as football, hockey and netball.
Mr Cameron has been urged to set out how he intends to secure a sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on political parties to work together on a 10-year plan to boost sports activity.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:46
In a surprise announcement last night the Labour Party announced that former Prime Minister Tony Blair was to advise them on Olympic Legacy policy.
The story which appeared in the Guardian was made at a Labour Sporting Dinner held in London. The former Prime Minister is of course given some of the credit for securing the Games for London.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:27
The Prime Minister visited Loughborough University this week to give a speech to an invited audience about the Olympic Legacy. He spoke at the campus and visited the home for Team GB.