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Source: blackscantswim.com June 22

https://blackscantswim.com/

 

Ed Accura has been working on a new documentary interviewing the black community as to why issues exist around barriers to swimming.

Ed Accura is a London born songwriter, producer, rapper and host of ‘In The Deep Side’ podcast. He is also the screenwriter and producer of both film documentaries in the Blacks Can’t Swim franchise, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mysterex (MO-AM).

Blacks Can’t Swim: REWIND is a new film document

Source: Street Games June 22

https://www.streetgames.org/news-2/streetgames-lifeline-collaboration

 

A new collaborative programme between StreetGames and LifeLine will support young people across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and Redbridge for the next two years.

The joint programme follows the news that LifeLine has been awarded £500,000 from the Mayor of London’s New Deal for Young People fund to deliver their award-winning SW!TCH mentoring programme to schools across the area.

The New Deal

Source: Sustrans 17.06.22

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/june/sustrans-and-bosch-bring-e-bike-charging-stations-to-the-national-cycle-network/

 

Sustrans have partnered with Bosch eBike Systems to introduce electric bike charging stations on National Cycle Network routes across the UK. The charging stations will give e-bike riders the confidence to take long distance trips across the British countryside.

The charging stations are known as PowerStations and are placed in key locat

Source: Youth Sport Trust 20.06.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/on-your-marks-get-set-go-for-national-school-sport-week

 

Thousands of schools, young people, parents, politicians, and businesses up and down the country will be raising awareness of the vital importance of PE, sport and play as National School Sport Week returns (20 to 26 June).

Evidence shows that unhappy and unhealthy children don’t learn well. Through its new strategy the Youth Sport Trust is working to bui

Source: NCSEM June 22

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/events/male-vs-female-football-in-europe/

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/male-vs-female-football-in-europe

 

This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Paul Downward, Professor of Economics at Loughborough University, on Tuesday July 12th at 5:30pm. Timed to coincide with the UEFA Women’s EURO taking place in England this summer, the talk will discuss the wellbeing, health and social values of male versus female football in Europe.

In recent

Source: Activity Alliance 07.06.22

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7243-latest-national-activity-survey-reveals-disabled-people-feel-forgotten

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/research/annual-survey

 

National charity Activity Alliance is calling for greater priority for disabled people as the country recovers from the pandemic. The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity have released their latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey. It highlights the w

Source: Durham University June 22

https://durhampsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jFaVxrJBiIwqHk

 

Physical activity can have a wide range of benefits, but participation in physical activity in school is lower for autistic students compared to non-autistic students. The project is looking to involve PE teachers and reflecting on their experiences of teaching autistic students in school. The research is being done by the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University; they

Source: Activity Alliance 30.05.22

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7230-latest-annual-disability-and-activity-survey-goes-live-on-8-june

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/research/annual-survey

 

Activity Alliance Annual Survey was launched in 2019 to provide a greater understanding about disabled people’s attitudes towards and involvement in sport and physical activity.

More than 1,800 disabled and non-disabled adults aged 16+ took part in the largest survey of its kind,

Source: UK Active 02.06.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/sector-leaders-call-for-urgent-action-from-government-as-energy-costs-put-leisure-facilities-and-pools-at-risk-of-closure-within-six-months/

 

A coalition of leading bodies in the physical activity sector has written to the Government calling for urgent support to save leisure facilities from going under as they face a rise in energy costs of up to 150% on last year.

ukactive, the Local Government Association, the Chief Cultural and Leisur

Source: UK Active 06.06.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-and-nike-launch-blueprint-for-unlocking-nations-school-sport-facilities-outside-of-school-hours/

 

ukactive and Nike have launched the Open Doors Blueprint, a new guide which has the potential to unlock the UK’s school sport facilities, giving every child and young person access to activities and food outside of school hours.

The blueprint is based on the Open Doors programme, which was designed with Nike and forms part of ukactiv

Source: Sport England 02.06.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-publishes-guide-recruiting-female-volunteers

 

The award-winning This Girl Can campaign has published guidance on how to boost female volunteer numbers in the sport and physical activity sector.

Marking Volunteers’ Week, the ‘Guide to recruit and retain female volunteers’ highlights key principles and learnings in how to avoid what Sport England has found is a common problem – attracting and retaining female volunteers.

A

Source: Sport England 04.06.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/jubilee-activity-fund-gives-out-more-ps4-million

 

Sport England’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund has committed more than £4 million of National Lottery funding to more than 650 organisations since its launch in January.

The fund, which is still open, was created to mark and help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year by supporting projects that bring a community together and provide opportunities for people who may be

Source: British Blind Sport 25.05.22

https://britishblindsport.org.uk/new-guide-for-rehabilitation-workers/

https://britishblindsport.org.uk/educationandresearch/education

 

British Blind Sport has announced the launch of a new guide for vision rehabilitation workers who support blind and partially sighted adults through physical activity. The resource was created in collaboration with British Blind Sport, Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network, Visionary, Metro Blind Sport, The Wilberforce

Source: sportstartshere.com May 22

Free resources and football equipment provided with Monster Kickabout

 

Monster Kickabout is a nationwide Primary School football initiative from Sports Direct and Nike, created to encourage more children and young people to take up football, with free resources and football equipment provided to help teachers host a week of football fun.

Their goal is to help put the ALL back into football. They want ALL kids of ALL genders and ALL abilities to find their reas

Source: Youth Sport Trust 26.05.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/power-of-pe-good-school-experiences-have-generational-impact

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/research/pe-school-sport-the-annual-report-2022

 

New research from the Youth Sport Trust, conducted by YouGov, comes as the charity looks to National School Sport Week 20-26 June, when it will be championing a place for every child in sport and encouraging schools to focus on physical activity and sport env

Source: MDPI 24.05.22

https://www.mdpi.com/2079-8954/10/3/69

Potts et al. (2022) Embedded Researchers as Part of a Whole Systems Approach to Physical Activity.pdf

 

Whole systems approaches are increasingly being advocated as a way of responding to complex public health priorities such as obesity and physical inactivity. Due to the complex and
adaptive nature of such systems, researchers are increasingly being embedded within host organisations (i.e., those which facilitate the whole systems appr

Source: Diabetes UK 20.05.22

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/5-steps-to-diabetes-prevention

 

For this year's Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (23-29 May) Diabetes UK shares five steps to  prevention, which are designed to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Currently 2.4 million people in England are at elevated risk of developing the disease.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week raises awareness of the seriousness of the condition, the risk of developing it, and ways to help reduce th

Source: Activity Alliance 18.05.22

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7191-new-inclusion-2024-education-hub-to-improve-future-pe-experiences

 

Teachers across England will have access to resources for inclusive PE through the Inclusion 2024 inclusive education hub. It is created in partnership by Activity Alliance, Youth Sport Trust and Department for Education. The aim of the hub is to support more teachers responsible for PE and school sport to engage more disabled students. The impact w

Source: Sport England 17.05.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/partner-toolkit-girl-can-x-strava-partnership-published

 

Sport England has published a toolkit to help partners get involved and support women in their local area to get moving again, ahead of the launch of This Girl Can and Strava’s ‘Make Your Comeback’ campaign.

The partnership with Strava launches to consumers later this month and will see the Make Your Comeback and This Girl Can Club introduced on the fitness tracking platform

Source: ISEH May 22

http://iseh.co.uk/news/latest-news/new-research-on-exercise-brain-activity-in-the-pre-frontal-cortex-of-those-with-depressive-symptoms

 

Dr Flaminia Ronca and Professor Mark Hamer at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), recently published research investigating whether a single bout of intense exercise could improve brain activity in the pre-frontal cortex in participants who exhibit depressive symptoms.

One hundred and six adults completed a series of executiv