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Source: Sport and Recreation    11/01/2023


The Sport and Recreation Alliance have announced the launch of the new Inclusivity Hub, a dedicated web page for members to help cultivate a positive culture, enact change and make the sector a more equal, diverse and inclusive place.

The Inclusivity Hub contains a variety of useful materials – research, resources, toolkits, workshops and learning events

Source: Sport England  09/01/2023


Physical literacy is the foundation of movement, which is why Sport England are helping organisations working with children and young people to understand what it means and why it matters. 

The research shows that physically literate children are twice as likely to be active, have higher levels of mental wellbeing and feel their experiences are more positive. 

There are currently man

Source: Activity Alliance.org   13th December 2022


Get Yourself Active are making the videos available to encourage journalists, organisations, and disabled people to better understand the reality of getting active. They want these videos to be used as teaching resources in the social care and work sector, to break down barriers and support disabled people to be active in the ways they wan

Source: Sport.Wales  19/12/2022


Making sure we get active and do some exercise over the holidays gives our bodies a boost and it lifts our mood too.

Sport Wales have put together nine ways to get active for FREE in Wales over the festive period. 




Source: Activity Alliance      17/11/2022


British Blind Sport (BBS) and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have announced the release of two new See Sport Differently toolkits to support sight loss organisations and sports clubs in helping blind and partially sighted people to be active.

See Sport Differently aims to challenge perceptions and demonstrate that blind and partia

Source: fsem.ac.uk   November 2022

New research published in the journal Sports Engineering and highlighted in articles from the BBC and many other news outlets shows that the safety and performance of women football players is suffering because their kit is still largely designed for the men’s game.

The research team was led by Dr Katrine Okholm Kryger, and included England Women’s team captain Leah Williamson alongside Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) Fellows Dr Craig Rosenbloom a

Source: NCSEM-EM.org     16/11/2022


A new physical activity toolkit for patients and staff in secure services has been launched by Loughborough University academics.

The ‘Move More’ resources, developed by Dr Florence Kinnafick, Research Associate Dr Justine Anthony, and a team of researchers in the School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, ai

Source- Activity Alliance  10/10/2022


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


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


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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