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Awards
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Grassroots stars given chance to shine at national Alliance awards

EmployAbility Leisure
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Leisure sector unites to launch EmployAbility Leisure guidance

This Mum Moves
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This Mum Moves to expand after successful pilot

COVID-19
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ukactive report reveals COVID-19 safety data set representing over 240 million visits to gyms, pools and leisure centres

Mental Health
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Physical activity could be the key to supporting children and the NHS

StreetGames
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How StreetGames has used multisport to improve children’s wellbeing

Youth Sport Trust
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Youth Sport Trust weighs in on the importance of play and sport

Open Goal campaign
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Coalition to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by launching the #OpenGoal campaign

Youth Sport Trust
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London 2012 inspired awards ceremony celebrates schools

Tanni Grey-Thompson
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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson appointed chair of Sport Wales

SECC Alliance
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Activity sector launches SECC Alliance to drive the sector to net-zero

VAT cuts
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ukactive renews calls for VAT cuts to offset increases in energy costs

Commonwealth Games
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Birmingham Commonwealth Games introduces new employability project for young people

This Girl Can
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Scarlett Moffatt teams up with This Girl Can Classes

Children's Commissioner
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Children’s Commissioner says half a million children stand united in demand for more play

One million girls at odds with sport
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One million girls at odds with sport after Primary School

Sophie Mason
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Made By Sport CEO Sophie Mason calls for British businesses to invest in Sport for Good

Disabled Children
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New Guidelines to Support Disabled Children to be More Active

Better citizens
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How sport can help young people become better citizens

Fit for the Future
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New date for Fit for the Future Convention announced by Sport & Recreation Alliance

Impact Report
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Youth Sport Trust releases 2021/22 Impact Report

Birmingham 2022
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Birmingham 2022 adds four new sponsors

Rimaya
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Alliance and Archery GB to assess impact of ground-breaking programme

Exercise
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Ground-breaking research establishes best times of day to exercise

Levelling up
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Physical activity sector essential to UK government’s levelling up ambitions

ukactive Membership Council
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ukactive announces new Membership Council to represent the sector and help drive shared ambition for growth

Cross-government strategy
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Report calls for a cross-government strategy to use physical activity and sport to help tackle the mental health and wellbeing emergency

SLQ Sports Leaders
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SLQ Sports Leaders: Recruitment of schools for DfE funded girls leadership and competitive sport opportunities

School Recovery Strategies
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Department for Education Research Report – School Recovery Strategies: Year 1 Findings

Sport Relief
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Sport Relief announced as official charity partner for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Mckinsey
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Health & Fitness: Consulting firm Mckinsey predicts trends into 2030

ACSMs Health and Fitness Journal
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ACSM Trends 2022 report is out – highlights wearable tech, outdoor fitness and strength training

Government support package
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Sport & Recreation Alliance & fitness industry leaders urge the government to include them in recovery packages

Physical activity
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New Government report reveals reduction of PE in schools

Fit & Fed
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Get out ‘On the Road’ and help StreetGames support young people through the school holidays

AI multi-sport app
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New AI app is capable of analysing performance in any sport

Sport and Recreation
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Youth Sport Trust & ukactive respond to House of Lords report on sport and recreation

Digital Futures
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Digital Futures report from ukactive and Sport England shows need for digital revolution in fitness and leisure

equality and diversity
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Does the fitness industry support equality and diversity? WIFA research seeks to raise the game

Uniting the Movement
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Sport England ramps up implementation of new strategy – will ‘disproportionately target’ efforts and investment

GWI partners with BBC
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GWI partners with BBC for its new film series demystifying wellness

Sports Coaching Market
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Sports Coaching Market by Type and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

Gyms
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338 new gyms have opened in the UK since March 2019, in spite of the pandemic

Diversity
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Swimming faces a diversity challenge, according to new report

Keeping young people Fit and Fed
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Keeping young people Fit and Fed during difficult times

UK Coaching Club
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UK Coaching Club available to CIMSPA members

National Fitness Day
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Record-breaking 22.7 million Brits were active on National Fitness Day, ukactive reveals

Find Your Future initiative
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Rio Ferdinand and The Gym Group launch Find Your Future initiative

Better opportunities in sport
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Former England Netball player bids to give young women better opportunities in sport

Collective Action Report
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Contribute to the Coalition’s Collective Action: Expression of Interest Process launched

Workplace activity
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ukactive and Sport England unite to understand workplace activity provision and needs of the workforce

women and girls
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ukactive and This Girl Can launch practical guide for gyms and leisure centres to support more women and girls to be active

leisure, fitness, and spa industries
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Barclays says UK set for £3.5 billion boost from leisure, fitness, and spa industries

ReTrain to Retain
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Applications now open for ReTrain to Retain

Global fitness industry
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Global fitness industry gets back to live events

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Football Foundation welcomes £205m of new funding to grassroots facilities

digital fitness on-demand platform
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Sport England launches digital fitness on-demand platform

Autumn Budget and Spending Review
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Sport, recreation and physical activity sector responds to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Free image library
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Here’s where you can find free to use images for your facility

programme
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£200m annual spending for HAF announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in Autumn Budget

high-end workspaces
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Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals

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Yorkshires’ digital industry is the fastest growing in the whole of the UK

PE lessons
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How children who dread PE lessons at school could be given a sporting chance

Tennis Courts
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Government bids to create a new generation of Raducanus with £30m funding to refurbish tennis courts

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ukactive to host James Moore CEO of Coordinate Sport on panel

ukactive
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UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members ‘with right support’

after-school club
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Ofsted chief’s after-school club plea: Teachers must make time for sports and trips to help children’s social skills that have been harmed by Covid lockdowns

Birmingham 2022
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Birmingham 2022 launches ticket ballot

National Fitness Day
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National Fitness Day 22nd September

CIMSPA
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CIMSPA strikes strategic partnership with Google to support the free Digital Marketing Hub for sport and physical activity

Evolve conference
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David Minton launches Evolve conference to kick off new conversation about climate change in the health and fitness sector

2024 Inclusion program
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Inclusion 2024 to support more than 150,000 young people

Fitness
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Fitness is the most popular physical activity globally, according to a study by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum

National Fitness Day Activity Finder
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National Fitness Day Activity Finder goes live with one month to go

Children’s wellbeing and happiness
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Charity responds to a new report showing a steep decline in children’s happiness levels

exergames
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Physical activity in children can be improved through ‘exergames’

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Paralympics is a chance to shine a light on disability in sport

HAF programme
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Summer Fun in Full Swing across the StreetGames network

Physical Education Technology
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Physical Education Technology Market 2021

Disability Sports Coach
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Charity launches ‘inclusive summer of sport’

Digital Futures
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ukactive launches Digital Futures in latest step to accelerate sector’s transformation

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CIMSPA launches and updates strategy to review quality education

National Fitness Day
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Countdown to National Fitness Day begins today

Active Travel
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Plans to improve cycling and walking infrastructure welcomed

Alison Oliver
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Youth Sport Trust responds to a new report on community sport getting children active again

IWG
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UK ready to host IWG with the support of world-class partners

social prescribing
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Time to unlock the activities and fitness sector’s complete role in social prescribing

Open Doors
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Nike and ukactive launch Open Doors campaign

Premier League Primary Stars
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Premier League Primary Stars launch new PE Planning Toolkit for Teachers as StreetGames gets ready to roll out its HAF Programme

sport for employability
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Coalition launches ‘sport for employability’ policy initiative and call for submissions

StreetGames
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StreetGames joins Coordinate Sport

Chris Boardman
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Culture Secretary appoints Chris Boardman MBE as the new Chair of Sport England

ukactive
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ukactive report sets out key role sector can play in getting our ageing nation active

Everyone Wins
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‘Everyone Wins’ campaign to highlight sport’s role in tackling violence, inequality and discrimination

PE and sport premium
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DfE finally confirms £320m PE and sport premium will continue in 2021-2022

School sports days
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School sports days are back! More than 1,000 events planned to take place this month

Digital Marketing Hub
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Sport England launches Digital Marketing Hub for sport organisations

Great coaching comeback
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‘Great coaching comeback to support coaches’

Disability Participation
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The FA launches campaign to boost disability participation

This is My Street
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Making streets for children and young people safer, with This is My Street