Sport & Recreation Alliance Blogs

In this blog Robert Gill, Policy Support Officer, focuses on equality in sport, as the Alliance calls for case studies from the sector to inform the current sports strategy consultation.
Professor Andy Smith from University of the Year, Edge Hill, blogs on how mental health and sport is entering the mainstream.     Consider these rather sobering but vitally important observations from the UK:...
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DCMS are promoting the theme of phyisical activity this week as part of the sports strategy consultation. David Callan, Communications Officer, blogs about a recent team exercise that brought home the benefits of...
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Following the Government's launch of the consultation for a new sports strategy, James Allen, Alliance Head of Policy, outlines our plan of action, how our members can participate and what to consider when responding.
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Ahead of next month's European Week of Sport, Leigh Thompson, Policy Adviser, looks in more detail at what the week entails and how national governing bodies can get involved. Those of you that use social media...
With chess missing out on the shortlist for inclusion at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, John Foley, Non-Executive Director of the English Chess Federation, takes a look at why chess isn't recognised as a sport in the UK...
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This week saw the three year anniversary of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. David Callan, Communications Officer, has taken a look at the oft-talked about legacy of the Games and how successful it's...
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The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics was three years ago today. Our CEO, Emma Boggis, casts her mind back to that day and wonders what Olympic legacies it helped to kick-start for people on a personal scale...
A new participation campaign created by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) is encouraging more disabled people to find out and play out over summer.
In the first of a new regular series of guest blogs, Nicola Newman; Non-Executive Director at British Shooting and Director of Communications and Education at UK Anti-Doping; writes about her motivation for taking up a...

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