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Major Parties Release Election Manifestos

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10

Major Parties Release Election Manifestos

The major political parties this week unveiled their election manifestos. While none of the documents dedicates substantial space to sport policy, a variety of issues are mentioned including school sport, for which the Conservatives and Labour Party pledge to achieve a minimum of 2 hours physical education and sport per week for every pupil. The Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos both state intentions to address the issue of supporter-influence with regards to football teams, while the Conservative Party reveals its ambition for the UK to host a team from one of the major American sports leagues.

http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto

http://www.labour.org.uk/manifesto

https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto.aspx

https://www.greenparty.org.uk/assets/files/manifesto/Green_Party_2015_General_Election_Manifesto.pdf

http://www.ukip.org/manifesto2015

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

Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49

Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid sets out his vision for the future of UK sport at the Centre for Social Justice. You can find the full speech here, along with a copy of the DCMS report: 'A Living Legacy: 2012 - 2015 Sport Policy and Investment'.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, School Sport, participation, legacy, sport policy, Health, sport england, DCMS, London 2012, Uksport, PE, Press Releases, Funding

Final Report of the Government's Women and Sport Advisory Board

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23

Final Report of the Government's Women and Sport Advisory Board

In summer 2013, the Government established a 'Women and Sport Advisory Board' in order to engage more strategically with the sectors that influence the sporting landscape.

The Board met for the first time in September 2013 and has since been meeting quarterly to share ideas about strategies for furthering the Women and Sport agenda.

Each Board member has committed to raising the profile of women's sport within their area of expertise and as a group they have advised and informed the Government's work programme on women and sport.

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

The Minister for Sport expresses ‘disappointment’ with the decline in swimming participation in Written Statement

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:38

The Minister for Sport expresses ‘disappointment’ with the decline in swimming participation in Written Statement

Yesterday the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published the quarterly statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Helen Grant MP, in which she commented on the results of the Active People Survey 8.

Tags: Sport, Olympic legacy, legacy, Physical Activity, participation

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

A significant drop in the number of people swimming once a week dominates new sports participation figures for the 12 months up to October 2014, Sport England has revealed.

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

Westminster Forum host Women in Sport Seminar

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26

Westminster Forum host Women in Sport Seminar

A wide-ranging group of sponsors, media professionals, policy makers and key stakeholders from across the sports sector gathered in London to highlight the priorities that lie ahead for women's sport in the UK.

Tags: legacy, Olympics, UK Sport, sport england, sport policy, BBC, Women

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:48

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid yesterday faced questions from the Culture Select Committee, including questions on sports participation, the Olympic legacy, football governance and safe standing at football grounds.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, London 2012, sport policy, Football, DCMS, Uksport, UK Sport

Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52

Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

Lord Coe, the double Olympic gold medallist and Sports Think Tank patron, who chaired the London 2012 organising committee, is to stand for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year. He will run against former pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Women and Sport Advisory Board was formed in September 2013. This interim report gives a snapshot on the progress made on women's sport since then in the five areas that government are keen to make progress on.

Tags: Physical Activity, legacy, participation, Olympics, sport england, Health, sport policy, PE, DCMS

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Today Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP issued a written Ministerial Statement to provide an update on the progress the Government has made since hosting the Olympic Games in London.

Tags: London 2012, School Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, Olympics, Sport England, Uk Sport