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Source- Activity Alliance  10/10/2022

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7551-free-wheelchair-sports-festival-coming-to-london-this-november

Organised by WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, and supported by the Middlesex Masonic Sports Association, this upcoming event provides an opportunity for anyone with a physical impairment over the age of 5 to play wheelchair sport, make new friends, and mostly importantly have lots of fun.

During the all-day event participants wil

Source: Diabetes.org.uk 29/07/2022

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/the-diabetes-football-community

With the Lionesses winning the UEFA Women’s Euro competition this weekend Diabetes UK speak to Lucy Wieland, Group Liaison Officer by day and Women’s Project Leader with The Diabetes Football Community in her spare time.

The Diabetes Football Community (TDFC) was created in 2017 by Chris Bright, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, but still went on to gain a masters degree in

Source: Sport England,org 28/07/2022

http://https://www.sportengland.org/news/birmingham-ready-commonwealth-games-kick

A decade and a day on from the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, England will again play host to a festival of sport with athletes coming from all corners of the globe to show off their talents in world-leading facilities and in front of sell-out crowds.

Since December 2017 when Birmingham was announced as the host city, Sport England has been working to ensure those facilit

Source: UK Active.com

ukactive and Nike have announced the launch of the Open Doors programme for summer 2022, providing sport, activity and food to under-served children and young people in four major cities.

As the cost of living rises and health inequalities grow, children and young people will have the chance to join athletes and coaches at 12 sites and schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, providing them with opportunities to have fun, try new activities, and stay act

Source: Sport England.org  22/07/2022

Sports Collaboration Fund launched to help young Londoners

Sport England has partnered with the Mayor of London and the London Marathon Charitable Trust to launch a new £17m fund that will support young people in London to take part in sport and physical activity.

The Sports Collaboration Fund, which will go live in early 2023 and is also supported by London Sport and London Marathon Events, will provide organisations with small and large grants that will la

Source: UK Sport..gov 

http://https://www.uksport.gov.uk/news/2022/07/14/tackling-racism-and-racial-inequality-in-sport-update

A year ago, UK Sport and home nations sports councils published the findings and recommendations following a review of racism and racial inequality in sport. A second update on progress has now been published.

The review highlights that racism remains an everyday reality in sport in the UK, often causing a devastating impact on the lives and mental wellbeing of the targe

Source: Sport England.org 18/07/2022

http://https://www.sportengland.org/news/multi-million-investment-engage-girls-football

Sport England is investing £2 million of National Lottery funding into grassroots girls’ football as part of a new programme set to be launched by The Football Association later this summer. The Squad Girls’ Football programme will be aimed at getting more 12-14-year-olds into the game and links into Sport England's work to tackle inequalities around gender activity habits

Source: NCSEM.-EM.org 15/07/2022

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2022/07/15/ncsem-em-treats-50000th-patient/

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands, has treated its 50,000th patient since opening its doors in 2015. The NCSEM-EM aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the nation – from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.

The centre, based at Loughborough University, hosts NHS cli

Source: Childrens Commissioner.GOV 06/07/22

http://https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2022/07/06/the-womens-euros-as-a-chance-to-champion-girls-in-sport/

The Children's Commissioner for England has spoken of the potential of this summer's UEFA Women's EURO in showing young girls across the country that people care about women's football.

In The Big Ask, the largest-ever survey of children, conducted by the Children’s Commissioner for England last year, girls spoke passionately about their

Source: UK Active 06/07/2022

http://https://www.ukactive.com/news/fitness-and-leisure-operators-offered-free-digital-score-tool-in-ukactives-digital-futures-consultation-2022/

Fitness and leisure operators have been offered a free digital benchmarking tool and bespoke support, as ukactive launches this year’s Digital Futures consultation to drive sector progress.

The second consultation period began on the 6th July following the inaugural Digital Futures consultation in 2021, which gave the fitn

Source: Youth Sport Trust 07/07/2022

http://https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/sport-and-recreation-leaders-call-for-radical-reform-to-support-sector-s-growth-and-development

A coalition of leading organisations across sport, recreation and physical activity has come together for the first time to call for radical reform to support the growth and development of the sector.

A landmark report, ‘Unlocking the potential’ proposes a clear strategic vision for how to fully harness the s

Source: NAO.org 08/07/22

https://www.nao.org.uk/report/grassroots-participation-in-sport-and-physical-activity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grassroots-participation-in-sport-and-physical-activity

National Audit Office has published its value for money report into grassroots participation in sport and physical activity. The report examines whether the Department for Culture Media and Sport England have achieved value for money for spending on sport and physical activity.

Findings i

Source:Sport and Recreation 01/07/2022

http://https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/industry/alliance-and-british-equestrian-join-forces-o

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced that it has teamed up with British Equestrian on a comprehensive research project that aims to improve understanding about urban equestrian centres across the country.

There are currently a number of successful and sustainable urban equestrian centres operating throughout the UK, helping to open up the spor

Source: Premier League Primary Stars. 20/06/2022

http://https://plprimarystars.com/news/five-year-anniversary

The Premier League is celebrating five years of its schools’ programme, Premier League Primary Stars.

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

Premier League Primary Stars’ range

Source: This Girl Can helping to make leisure sector spaces safer and more inclusive for women | Sport England  30th June 2022

http://https://www.sportengland.org/news/this-girl-can-helping-make-leisure-sector-spaces-safer-and-more-inclusive-women

 

Sport England is investing almost £500,000 of National Lottery funding into a consortium of sector partners who'll work with This Girl Can to develop resources and training that will help leisure and fitness facilities ensure their spaces are safe an

Source: Sport and Recreation 22.06.22  

https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/equality%20and%20diversity/rallying-behind-pride-month-2022-with-outplay

To mark Pride Month 2022, theSport and Recreation Alliance visited one of a growing number of LGBTQ+ inclusive sports clubs in the country.

OutPlay Squash is an LGBTQ+ inclusive squash club based in London, who play four times a week at venues in the centre of the capital, and organise regular social events. They also participate in tournamen

Source: Sport England 30.09.21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/new-guidance-transgender-inclusion-domestic-sport-published

 

The UK’s sports councils have published new guidance for transgender inclusion in domestic sport.

The Sports Councils’ Equality Group (SCEG), made up of representatives from each of the UK’s sports councils (UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Wales, sportscotland and Sport Northern Ireland), commissioned a review of its existing guidance (2013/15) for the inclusion of transg

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01652-4/fulltext

Sport is bringing some much needed joy to the world. The Olympics and Paralympics, the Copa América, the European Football Championship, and Wimbledon are bringing excitement to millions after postponement or cancellation in 2020 (safety concerns notwithstanding). Although watching elite sport might be more stimulating than addressing modern day sedentarism, a third Lancet Series pub

Source: Activity Alliance 12.05.21

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/about-us/our-work/strategy

New findings published today by national charity Activity Alliance reveal the growing impact of the pandemic on disabled people. Just over 7 in 10 disabled people (72%) agree that the coronavirus pandemic has made sport and physical activity less fair for disabled people.

This is one of the headline findings of a new YouGov poll commissioned by Activity Alliance, the leading voice for disabled people