New Sport England Active Lives data shows ongoing impact of covid-19 on activity levels
Approximately 114,000 fewer Londoners meeting Government guidelines
Meet our London Sport Marathon Runners 2021
On the 3rd of October, more than 40,000 people will run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. This year, London Sport runners aim to drive down inequalities in physical activity and sport.
Active London 2021: 2 weeks to go
With just two weeks to go until Active London, Events Manager Rachel Rowe provides a taster on what the sector can look forward to as they join us for London Sport’s two-day, free-to-attend digital conference on 21 and 22 September.
Shortlist for London Sport Awards 2021 announced
The final shortlists for the London Sport Awards 2021, supported by the City of London Corporation, have been announced today, with an array of community volunteers, grassroots teams, health and fitness clubs, elite sports organisations, and businesses, nominated across ten Awards categories.
Transferable skills from Project Balance sees youngsters skateboard and snowboard
London Sport caught up with British freestyle snowboard star Katie Ormerod to learn more about how GB Snowsport's Project Balance was supporting young people to try skateboarding.
London Sport CEO Tove Okunniwa awarded MBE for Services to Sport
London Sport is thrilled to announce that our Chief Executive Officer Tove Okunniwa has been awarded an MBE for Services to Sport.
Nominate your grassroots sport and physical activity heroes in the London Sport Awards 2021
The search is on for the heroes within London’s grassroots physical activity and sport sector. It’s time to say thank you to London’s heroes from the grassroots physical activity and sport sector as the London Sport Awards returns to recognise and celebrate the efforts of volunteers, physical activity providers and sports organisations.
Funding for schools to open sport facilities out-of-hours to support healthy lifestyles
Schools in London are being encouraged to apply for a new London Sport fund which will support them to open or re-open their school facilities outside of school hours for local young people.
5,000 Londoners got active for RED January raising nearly £25,000 in the process
A dedicated community of 5,000 Londoners who completed the nationwide physical and mental health campaign RED January at the start of the year have raised almost £25,000 for charity Sport in Mind.
London Sport and Port of London Authority investigate future of water sports on South East’s ‘blue’ spaces
Water sport clubs in London, Essex and Kent have a chance to shape the future of physical activity on the tidal Thames and other “blue” spaces across the region in a joint Port of London Authority (PLA) and London Sport Consultancy research project.
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore welcomes return of sport and physical activity
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore has welcomed the reopening of outdoor sports facilities and the resumption of organised outdoor sport after covid-19 lockdown.
London Sport launch new strategy LDN Moving
London Sport have published their new strategy LDN Moving reaffirming their commitment to make the capital the world’s most active city. LDN Moving, the second organisation-wide strategy, the first being released at their inception back in 2014, is a call-to-arms to improve the lives of Londoners through physical activity and sport.
Build back stronger to create a physical activity habit for life
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the work being done to reduce the slide in children's activity levels and our plans for the next 12 months to reverse this concerning trend created by the pandemic.
Physical activity remains critical: Our response to new national restrictions
Helping people to get and remain active remains one of the most powerful things we can do to support our communities’ physical and mental health and their overall wellbeing. We will be there for Londoners when they need us.
It comes at a difficult moment, but Great British Week of Sport is a reminder of what we work to return to
During this Great British Week of Sport we have an opportunity to remind ourselves that being active, and supporting other to be active, will be a critical part of what gets us through the coming months.
Investment to tackle inequalities will provide lessons for the whole sector
Specialist Advisor for Physical Activity for Health, Barry Kelly, discusses what London Sport hopes to learn from the £200,000 Tackling Inequalities investment and how key lessons from the project will benefit the wider sector.
What do you need? Helping the sector survive the covid-19 lockdown
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach explains how London Sport is adapting to the ongoing disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak and why we're working with the sector to ensure physical activity and sport is available now and goes from strength-to-strength in the future.
The return of community sport will be welcome – when the time is right
Chris Scott examines the arguments for re-starting sport from the bottom up, as proposed by Dr Brian McCloskey this week, and how the grassroots physical activity and sport sector can help Londoners post-lockdown.
Covid-19: London's funders have been responsive and agile to help the sector
London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao looks at how funders are adapting their methods during the covid-19 outbreak and delves into the support available for grassroots physical activity and sport organisations in the capital.