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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

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

Spending Review - Round-Up

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:46

Spending Review - Round-Up

Last week's much-anticipated spending review brought some good news for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), testament to a convincing case made to the Treasury about the role sport can play in society. Presented below is a round-up of what the decisions announced by the Chancellor will mean for sport.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, DCMS, legacy, Health, Olympics, London 2012, sport england, Uksport

Business Secretary urges new age of cooperation between sport and business

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04

Business Secretary urges new age of cooperation between sport and business

Business Secretary Sajid Javid used a speech at London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to argue that the ever-changing sport landscape is ready for business to step in and play a more important role in growing the sector and increasing participation. He highlighted business success stories in sport such as Goals and ParkRun, as well as the economic impacts of The Premier League and major events hosted in the UK.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, legacy, Football

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Coe writes about the importance of maintaining sport funding in order to continue the eilte success we saw at The 2012 Olympics, and repeat this at Rio in 2016.

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

House of Lords Debate on Sport Strategy

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:59

House of Lords Debate on Sport Strategy

Lord Moynihan led this short debate on government sport strategy in the wake of the recent DCMS consultation, the debate was held on Thursday 15th of October and covered an expansive range of sport policy areas.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, legacy, Health, DCMS, School Sport, sport england, Funding, UK Sport

Twickenham MP to lead adjournment debate on RWC Legacy

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:21

Twickenham MP to lead adjournment debate on RWC Legacy

Dr. Tania Mathias, MP for Twickenham will tomorrow lead an adjournment debate in the main chamber of The House of Commons on the forthcoming Rugby World Cup and its legacy. In the past, Dr. Mathias has voiced concerns about spectator behaviour to the RFU after anti-social behaviour in the Twickenham area after events like the Rugby 7s tournament.

Tags: Sport, legacy

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

A survey of senior sports industry figures calls on the Government to embrace 'fresh thinking and independent input' in designing any new sports policy.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics

Study highlights economic benefits of active transport

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13

Study highlights economic benefits of active transport

A study by the University of California has found that cities with greater active transport infrastructures that encourage more walking and cycling are more productive, have higher property values, a healthier population and greater educational performance. The study follows findings that cycling investment in the city of Portland, USA could save as much as $40 billion by 2040 in public health costs.

Tags: Physical Activity, Health, legacy

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