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active travel

Survey finds UK public want more Active Travel investment

Bikeability

Get cycling in schools with Bikeability and Frog Bikes

Sport for Good

Streetgames partners with Laureus Sport for Good Training & Development Series

wellness economy

The US becomes the world’s largest wellness economy

National Movement Strategy

Nuffield Health calls for UK-wide National Movement Strategy

PE and Sport Premium

Government PE and Sport Premium digital monitoring tool released

mental health

ukactive responds to PM speech on mental health and economic inactivity

physical activity inequalities

Active Lives Report finds increasing physical activity inequalities in the UK

Our Future Health

NHS initiatives look to prevention and fitness collaborations for support

BSI safeguarding guidelines

New BSI safeguarding guidelines for out-of-school settings introduced

Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust celebrates national achievement in sport

Play Their Way campaign

StreetGames Play Their Way campaign recognises the role of coaches

Ask for Angela safety campaign

New safety campaign pilot for fitness and leisure centres in London

PE and sport in schools

afPE publishes non-statutory guidance for PE and sport in schools

Sport development and AI

The Coalition partners with The Commonwealth for debate on sport development and AI

2024 Spring Budget

The fitness and activities sector respond to the 2024 Spring Budget

Fitness memberships

Private fitness operators report record growth in memberships

New school guidance

New government guidance released for the use of mobile phones, gender guidance and school uniforms in the UK

Disability Action Plan

Sport England praises new government Disability Action Plan

Youth Sport Trust & RFU

Youth Sport Trust & RFU collaborate to enhance rugby in schools

MoveNow festivals

Youth Sport Trust launches the MoveNow festivals for children and young people

Getting On Track

Tackling Youth Offending with the Getting On Track Report

Healthier nation

UK physical activity sector stress collaborating with the sector for a healthier nation

Fit for Office

ukactive and Myzone support physical activity challenge “Fit for Office” for UK MPs

manifesto of 100 policy ideas for sport

Youth Sport Trust offer 100 policy ideas for sport and physical activity in time for the 2024 General Election

No wealth without health

ukactive CEO Huw Edwards declares: “No wealth without health”

Sport for Development Coalition

Sport for Development Coalition leaders commit themselves to SDG goals

Sports facilities

Sport Wales announces £3m to be spent on improving sports facilities and leisure centres

E Ramadan guidelines

afPE highlights new PE Ramadan guidelines and recommendations for a renewed school curriculum

StreetGames

StreetGames reports a decrease in happiness among low-income families

Mo Farah

Mo Farah becomes National School Sports Champion for YST

school facilities

AfPe offers essential resources to open school facilities and offer better PE programmes

Coordinate Sport Welcomes Andrew Hicks as New UK Managing Director to Drive Future Growth

NHS & ukactive

New NHS & ukactive partnership brings rehabilitation services to the community

travel options

Young people struggling to access good public and active travel options

fitness trends

ACSM releases worldwide survey of fitness trends

Sport Wales

Increase the success of your sports club in 2024, courtesy of Sport Wales

Primary school physical activity

Last call to be part of primary school physical activity questionnaire

Physical activity sector

ukactive CEO calls for the government to work with the physical activity sector proactively

obesity

Tony Blair Institute calls out the government’s failure to reach obesity targets

Digital Futures Report

The Digital Futures Report shows that operators are investing in digital strategy

Inactivity

Activities leaders call for the government to work with the sector to tackle inactivity amongst children and young people

Active Travel

PAC releases Active Travel Report showing targets are in danger

EDI self-assessment tool

ukactive launches a new EDI self-assessment tool for the sector

Global wellness

Global wellness sector set to reach record numbers in 2024

Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Key announcements for the activities sector from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Health and fitness sectors at risk

Health and fitness sectors at risk of closures in the coming months

Place Partnerships

More investment for Place Partnerships announced by Sport England

Leadership Skills Foundation

The Leadership Skills Foundation 2022-23 Impact Report is here

Political leaders

Sport & Recreation Alliance offers open letter to political leaders in support of physical activity

Party Conferences

Party Conferences 2023: What do they mean for the activities sector?

School Sport & Activity Sector

Experts outline the future at partnership summit for the School Sport & Activity Sector

afPE National CPD Development Day

afPE National CPD Development Day on the 12th of December – Register now!

Swim England flashcards

Swim England introduces free Learn to Swim flashcards in different languages

Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC)

New Information hub launched to reduce the environmental impact of the physical activity sector

National Fitness Day survey

Mental health is the main driver for physical activity says National Fitness Day survey

ukactive Awards winners

ukactive Awards winners revealed as sector celebrates in Leeds

cycle training delivery

Bikeability introduces new cycle training delivery guide

exercise and fitness

Continued research shows the positive impact of exercise and fitness on lifestyles

The Centre for Social Justice report

Coalition supporters backing call to government from Centre for Social Justice

Tackling inactivity in the UK

AfPE reveals its recommendations for tackling inactivity in the UK

Girls enjoying PE

Low confidence and periods stop girls from liking PE, suggests Youth Sport Trust study

Ofsted

Ofsted publishes report looking at how PE is taught in schools

Mental health

Mental health is the main motivator for getting active in the UK

sport and activity

UK lags behind European neighbours in activity levels, evidence reveals

Activity Tracker App

National Fitness Day sees first-ever activity tracker app available to users

Bikeability badges

Almost half a million children earn Bikeability badges in 2022-23

UK Swimming Industry Report

Leisure DB Report sees swimming pool prices break the £5 mark for the first time

Open Doors Programme

Third annual Open Doors Programme aims to address gender gap

Commonwealth Games Legacy Project

Commonwealth Games Legacy Project teaches water safety skills

Youth Justice Sport Fund Evaluation Report

Youth Justice activity programmes successfully empower young people

Physically active employees

Physically active employees could reduce company costs by 35%

National Fitness Day’s theme announced by ukactive

ukactive Awards

Finalists revealed for ukactive Awards as STA become headline sponsor

Women's football

Youth Sport Trust welcome a review of Women’s football

Premier League Kicks

The Premier League Kicks Cup gathered 150 girls at the University of Warwick

School Sport and Activity Action Plan

afPE confirms refreshed guidance for the School Sport & Activity Action Plan and the PE Premium

Vision 2030

Vision 2030: ukactive reports on progress to get more people active

Open Doors programme

ukactive and Nike launch third annual Open Doors programme to unlock school facilities and address gender activity gap

Yoga can help with cancer recovery

Yoga can help with cancer recovery according to new study

Tackling heart disease

Prevention through exercise key to tackling heart disease

Disabled people

Rising cost of living impacted disabled people’s access to sport

Working with Women and Girls

Last chance to influence CIMSPA’s Working with Women and Girls professional standard

Active travel goals

Active travel goals in jeopardy according to NAO

UK Fitness Industry Report

Evolve conference reveals rise in Uk fitness industries market value

Gen Z Fitness

Gen Z, a huge untapped market according to Les Mills

Parkrun

Parkrun events to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS

Charity partnership

Charity partnership helps young people get ‘Set for Success’

Could PE be a core subject

Could PE be a core subject? Join the survey today!

Swimming Pool Support Fund

Swimming Pool Support Fund now open for applications

Big Sister project

Project Big Sister engages 3000 girls in physical activity at local leisure centres

Jack Shakespeare

The Drive Phase guest Jack Shakespeare joins 4Global

AFPE professional development support

New AFPE professional development support for Teachers

Play Their Way

Play Their Way ‘Child-first’ coaching campaign launched at London BMX Club

Be Active Wales Fund

The Be Active Wales Fund is now open: Apply now!

Boost for children with SEND

Boost for children with SEND accessing inclusive PE and sport

sports facilities

ukactive Research Institute to keep ‘youth voice’ at the centre of opening school facilities

Safer active spaces

New guidelines released to create safer active spaces

ukactive Awards 2023

Entries for ukactive Awards 2023 now open!

Sport for Development Coalition

Sport for Development Coalition urges policymakers to invest in sport

Drowning Prevention Week

Make summer safer with Drowning Prevention Week

British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics joins the Sport for Development Coalition and champions safeguarding

House of Lords Consultation

House of Lords Consultation: Education for 11 to 16-year-olds

Rambert Grades

London Youth Games announces collaboration with Rambert Grades to celebrate dance at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Adult activity levels

Sport England reveals adult activity levels return to pre-pandemic levels

Youth Sport Trust

Children’s charity teams up with Sports Direct to get children moving

Active Lives survey

ukactive responds positively to the Active Lives survey

Physical Literacy Assessment Tool

Physical Literacy Assessment Tool Survey – Survey closes May 26th

AfPE releases FAQs

AfPE releases FAQs for meeting minimum 2 hours of PE

Mental health

How physical activity can be used to support young people’s mental health

2023 Workforce State of Mind Survey

Employers need to take responsibility for workplace fitness says survey

StreetGames

StreetGames awarded £57 Million to open up school facilities

Ramadan

Youth Sport Trust releases guide to support young people with PE & Sport during Ramadan

Careers Guide for Sport and the Physical Activity Sector

CIMSPA launches careers guide for the Sport and Physical activity sector

MP Edward Timpson

MP Edward Timpson supports AfPE’s bid to make PE a core subject

Financial support

Financial support confirmed for swimming pools as benefits confirmed by RCGP

Government funding

YST welcomes government announcement for new funding

Sport Wales

Sport Wales announce nearly 3.1M of new capital funding

VR fitness scheme

Gamified VR fitness scheme launches to improve employee health

NGB Development fund

UK Sport makes first awards from NGB Development fund

Broadcasting investment

UK sports bodies continue broadcasting investment in grassroots sport

Rugby in schools review

Rugby in schools review – call for evidence

The Big Walk and Wheel

Get involved: The Big Walk and Wheel for schools 2023!

Dance and movement

Sport and Recreation Alliance release report on the social value of movement and dance

PE Premium

Mental health and wellbeing at risk without confirmation of £320m PE Pupil Premium

Energy cost relief

Coalition of sporting bodies plea with the government to support the fitness and activities sectors

SPORTSSESSION.COM

New Sports Coaching programme looks to revolutionise corporate wellbeing

Small Grants Programme

Small Grants Programme returns with awards of up to £15,000

Uniting the Movement

Two Years of Sport England’s Uniting the Movement

Government's Youth Justice fund

Deputy prime minister has a vital role to play in physical activity

The Insights Family

Have your say on future industry trends with The Insights Family

Cycling on the curriculum

Bikeability says put cycling on the curriculum to transform the school run

2023 Workforce State of Mind Survey

The 2023 Workforce State of Mind Survey is now open for the fitness and active leisure industry

Sport and recreation

Leading bodies urge government to support grassroots sports and the activities sector

Garmin’s Connect Fitness Report 2022

New report from Garmin highlights exercise trends in 2022

Debate on sport in school and communities

Debate on sport in school and communities in Parliament

Cost-of-living crisis

Grassroots community clubs under threat from growing cost-of-living crisis

Volunteering survey of sport organisations

Volunteering survey of sport organisations gathers nearly 3,000 responses

Sport England denies UK Parliament's accusation

Sport England denies UK Parliament’s accusation that it has lost track of £1.05bn in grant funding

Active Lives Children & Young People Survey

Sport England publish official statistics from the Active Lives Children & Young People Survey

Parliamentary Physical Activity Challenge

ukactive and Myzone announce winners of inaugural parliamentary physical activity challenge

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

ukactive warns of inactivity health risks amidst the release of the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

South Yorkshire Tech 100 Report

Coordinate Sport’s success highlighted in latest South Yorkshire Tech Report

Legacy

Birmingham 2022 Deputy Chair: Legacy ‘movement’ must become more diverse and inclusive

Youth Sport Trust's #HalfTimeChallenge

Sky rallies behind charity challenge with the release of England World Cup Christmas song

Reduction in PE time

Youth Sport Trust research finds a reduction in PE time for GCSE students

Bleep Tests

Schools told to be cautious with fitness ‘Bleep Tests’ of pupils in PE class

Autumn budget

Coalition of sport and activities organisations respond to the Autumn budget

NextGen 2023

Sport Industry’s NextGen 2023 look to tackle social change and sustainability

Benefits of exercise to future generations

New research finds that women can pass on benefits of exercise to future generations

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