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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

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:50

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

UK Sport must guard against overstretching its resources after being told by the government that it will be expected to share its expertise with non-Olympic sports, according to chief executive Liz Nicholl.

Tags: Sport, UK Sport, Olympics, Rio 2016

Sport England Launches Strategy Consultation

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:36

Sport England Launches Strategy Consultation

Sport England has launched a consultation process as it prepares to develop its plan to fulfil the government's wide-ranging physical activity strategy.

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

Final report from the Government's Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:32

Final report from the Government's Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement

The Government has published the final report from its expert working group on football supporter ownership and engagement. It has been prepared by football, with the authorities that run the game, working together with supporter organisations that speak on behalf of fans up and down the land. The report sets out a number of recommendations for what more can be done to encourage greater engagement between supporters and those that run their club, while also helping to remove barriers to supporter ownership, when such opportunities arise for credible supporters' trusts to bid to own their club.

Tags: Sport, DCMS, Football

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, London 2012, Funding, Olympic legacy, 2012

Baroness Sue Campbell appointed Head of Women's Football

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:14

Baroness Sue Campbell appointed Head of Women's Football

The Football Association has named Baroness Sue Campbell, the former chair of UK Sport, as its new head of women's football.

Tags: Sport, Football, Uksport, UK Sport

'This Girl Can' Impacts on women's physical activity

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:20

'This Girl Can' Impacts on women's physical activity

As Sport England's This Girl Can campaign celebrates its first birthday, the quango has released data revealing the initiative has contributed to increased physical activity for 2.8m women.

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

Upcoming Changes to Sport England Board

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:05

Upcoming Changes to Sport England Board

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will appoint up to six new board members for Sport England in the coming year as five prepare to step down from their posts.

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

Local Authorities Urged to invest in sport and physical activity

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:51

Local Authorities Urged to invest in sport and physical activity

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged local authorities to invest in sport despite large cuts to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in the latest spending review.

During Crouch's first Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing since the publication of the government's sports strategy, she said that local government was expected to play its part as the "largest public sector investor in sport".

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

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:14

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Tracey Crouch today faced questions from the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on her work as the Sports Minister. The full interview can be viewed via the link below.

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