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Receiving Healthy Workplace Award reassures us that we’re on the right track

Receiving Healthy Workplace Award reassures us that we’re on the right track

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2019 13:44 GMT

London Sport’s Director of Finance, People & Governance, Susan Hutton, discusses her responsibility for London Sport’s employee workforce after the organisation won a London Healthy Workplace Award at City Hall.

London Sport wins London Healthy Workplace Award

London Sport wins London Healthy Workplace Award

News   •   Nov 20, 2019 15:08 GMT

​London Sport has been recognised for its continued efforts to achieve a healthier, happier and more productive workplace at the London Healthy Workplace Awards 2019

Get ready to celebrate grassroots physical activity and sport: nominations for the London Sport Awards 2020 are now open

Get ready to celebrate grassroots physical activity and sport: nominations for the London Sport Awards 2020 are now open

News   •   Nov 19, 2019 15:36 GMT

​Volunteers, physical activity projects and sport organisations from across London are being encouraged to put themselves forward for recognition at London’s biggest celebration of grassroots physical activity and sport, as nominations open for the London Sport Awards 2020.

High-quality consultation is vital to creating active environments

High-quality consultation is vital to creating active environments

News   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:28 GMT

The physical activity and sport sector must recognise the importance of listening to communities and local voices to understand their needs in order to improve both public health and activity levels.

The importance of a story whilst measuring the huge benefits of physical activity
Connect Series Round-Up: Working in partnership and the economic benefits of active developments

Connect Series Round-Up: Working in partnership and the economic benefits of active developments

News   •   Nov 07, 2019 14:46 GMT

Physical activity should be part of developers’ thinking from the very outset of design, ensuring they tap into the expertise of the sector, the Connect Series audience heard on Tuesday (5 November).

London Sport Consultancy commissioned to support Hillingdon Council identify current and future need for local cycling facilities

London Sport Consultancy commissioned to support Hillingdon Council identify current and future need for local cycling facilities

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 09:36 GMT

London Sport Consultancy has been commissioned by Hillingdon Council to undertake a comprehensive review of two of the borough’s major cycling facilities.

Schools must use the PE and Sport Premium to innovate and do things differently

Schools must use the PE and Sport Premium to innovate and do things differently

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2019 10:17 GMT

London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, explains his plea to schools to innovative with the PE and Sport Premium to create sustainable improvements that encourage a healthy, active habit for life.

Reaching Higher develops well-rounded people with Satellite Club funding

Reaching Higher develops well-rounded people with Satellite Club funding

News   •   Oct 29, 2019 09:57 GMT

Young people in a positive environment with inspiring coaches, and they're less likely to make costly decisions which are marring the lives of south Londoners. That’s the logic behind the Reaching Higher Football Academy in Croydon.

Speakers and agenda finalised for second Connect Series event

Speakers and agenda finalised for second Connect Series event

News   •   Oct 28, 2019 13:36 GMT

Housing, Health, Happiness? Laying the Foundations for London’s Physically Active Future will bring together experts from planning, property and sport to discuss how physical activity responds to the ever-changing needs of London.

 Role for physical activity to play in tackling violence against women and girls

Role for physical activity to play in tackling violence against women and girls

News   •   Oct 24, 2019 16:49 BST

London Sport’s monthly Community of Practice event saw speakers share current approaches and new thinking to how the sector in the capital can use physical activity as a vehicle to improve lives in London.

Satellite Club funding helps Richmond Rugby diversify its audience

Satellite Club funding helps Richmond Rugby diversify its audience

News   •   Oct 21, 2019 11:19 BST

The Gallagher Premiership returned at the weekend and, just a stone’s throw Twickenham Stadium, rugby is being used to help build the physical and social skills of local schoolgirls.

Active Lives data shows London's activity levels remain above national average

Active Lives data shows London's activity levels remain above national average

News   •   Oct 17, 2019 11:11 BST

New Sport England figures show that nearly two thirds of Londoners are now physically active, a minor increase of 0.8 per cent on 12 months previously. In London, just over 4.5m people are meeting the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) guidelines of at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week.

​Goals4Girls uses Satellite Club funding to help teens physically and mentally

​Goals4Girls uses Satellite Club funding to help teens physically and mentally

News   •   Oct 15, 2019 11:51 BST

Football programme Goals4Girls is designed for teenage girl and to help them to become “mentally and physically prepared” for the challenges that lie ahead.

Why we must avoid retro-fitting activity into built environment - again

Why we must avoid retro-fitting activity into built environment - again

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2019 12:49 BST

Relationship Manager Matt Roebuck has done extensive work with urban sports in recent years and, in this blog, explains why the sector must work with developers now to ensure activity is front and centre of future plans for London.

Active Citizens Worldwide report finds physical activity contributes over £800m in healthcare savings annually

Active Citizens Worldwide report finds physical activity contributes over £800m in healthcare savings annually

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2019 08:00 BST

Physical activity and sport are directly contributing to healthcare savings, happiness, and mental wellbeing in cities across the world, according to a new report from the Active Citizens Worldwide network.

Mental health benefits of physical activity and sport must not be under estimated

Mental health benefits of physical activity and sport must not be under estimated

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2019 16:10 BST

Communications Officer Andrew Lawton looks at why it's important for the sector to advocate the extensive benefits that activity has on mental health as well physical health.

Satellite Club Skates Dagenham offers an invaluable community service for girls

Satellite Club Skates Dagenham offers an invaluable community service for girls

News   •   Oct 08, 2019 13:28 BST

​Skates Dagenham was created in 2018 and uses roller-skating to get teenage girls active and engaged in their local community. It is part of the charity Community Resources and supported by funding from Sport England’s ​Satellite Club programme, which is distributed by London Sport.

How Satellite Clubs have developed our understanding of inactive young people's motivations

How Satellite Clubs have developed our understanding of inactive young people's motivations

Blog posts   •   Oct 07, 2019 15:23 BST

Since its inception in 2013-14, Sport England’s long-standing Satellite Clubs programme has played a key role in London Sport’s mission to get the capital more active.

Satellite Club funding available to tackle physical activity gender gap

Satellite Club funding available to tackle physical activity gender gap

News   •   Oct 01, 2019 09:17 BST

​London Sport has, once again, begun a search for individuals, groups and clubs with the agenda of supporting young girls and women in the capital to boost their participation in sport and physical activity with the release of new Sport England Satellites Clubs funding.