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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.

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.

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.

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.

London Sport takes on National Fitness Day

London Sport takes on National Fitness Day

Blog posts   •   Sep 24, 2019 16:28 BST

On National Fitness Day (Wednesday 25 September), we speak to three London Sport staff members to see how they're getting involved and what fitness means to them.

Car Free City

Car Free City

Blog posts   •   Sep 19, 2019 15:25 BST

This Sunday (22 September) will see London’s streets given over to walking, cycling and playing as the capital hosts its largest ever Car Free Day.

Eight reasons you can’t miss Active London 2019

Eight reasons you can’t miss Active London 2019

Blog posts   •   Sep 02, 2019 18:31 BST

Communications Officer Andrew Lawton has been involved in the planning for next week’s Active London event. With the deadline to purchase tickets coming at the end of this week, he takes you through eight reasons you need to be there.

What does Innovation mean to Active London speakers

What does Innovation mean to Active London speakers

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2019 14:08 BST

With just two weeks left to purchase your Active London ticket, we caught up with the local innovation panel to get their thoughts on what innovation means to them and how it is plays out in their daily lives.

What does a London Sport Relationship Manager do?

What does a London Sport Relationship Manager do?

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2019 11:36 BST

London Sport Relationship Manager Matt Roebuck explains what his role entails on a day-to-day basis and why the work of the Relationship Manager team is so important in our work to make London the most active city in the world.

House of Sport marks two years as home of capital's grassroots sport and physical activity scene

House of Sport marks two years as home of capital's grassroots sport and physical activity scene

Blog posts   •   Aug 01, 2019 15:04 BST

August 2019 marks the two-year anniversary of House of Sport, an innovative project from London Sport to create a dynamic community of physical activity and sport organisations. London Sport CEO Tove Okunniwa looks back at the past two years.

London Sport proud to support Activity Alliance's Who Says? campaign

London Sport proud to support Activity Alliance's Who Says? campaign

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2019 09:55 BST

Specialist Advisor for Disability Alex Gibbons gives London Sport's backing to Activity Alliance's Who Says? campaign which aims to gives positive evidence, resources and guidance to replace the misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible.

How can sport adapt to London, and how can the city adapt to better enable physical activity

How can sport adapt to London, and how can the city adapt to better enable physical activity

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2019 11:27 BST

​With its launch this week, Coca-Cola and Street Games’ new ‘Ball Games Allowed’ campaign has once again thrown open the questions of both how physical activity and sport can adapt to London, as well as how the city itself can adapt to better enable physical activity.

No plastic fans – how the Mayor’s new environmental measures could provide unexpected benefits for physical activity

No plastic fans – how the Mayor’s new environmental measures could provide unexpected benefits for physical activity

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2019 10:59 BST

The Major of London and Thames Water announce the new wave of public drinking fountains. This is welcomed news for the future of physical activity in the capital.

​National Park City: Let’s make London greener, healthier and wilder
Numerous innovative approaches can make London cycling even more appealing

Numerous innovative approaches can make London cycling even more appealing

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 17:01 BST

London Sport Relationship Manager Matt Roebuck discusses his recent move away from public transport to start cycling and how we can make the activity more appealing to the general population.

What Active London theme, Innovation, means to London Sport staff

What Active London theme, Innovation, means to London Sport staff

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2019 12:46 BST

With just one week left to get early bird tickets for Active London (deadline Wednesday 23 July), we’ve spoken to three London Sport staff members to see what innovation - the theme for this year's partner engagement event - means to them and their work.

Research continues to inform our workforce priorities

Research continues to inform our workforce priorities

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 13:28 BST

London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Workforce, David Reader, discusses how research continues to guide the organisations's approach and led to our recent pilot project upskilling the social prescribing workforce.

Time to get more of London’s teenagers active

Time to get more of London’s teenagers active

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2019 13:15 BST

London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how Sport England's Satellite Club funding, distributed by London Sport, can impact on the next generation in the capital.

AI, Tech for Good and the other key takeaways from London Tech Week 2019

AI, Tech for Good and the other key takeaways from London Tech Week 2019

Blog posts   •   Jun 17, 2019 12:30 BST

London Tech Week returned to the capital for the sixth time last week and London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Technology for Participation, Alex Zurita, was in amongst the 300+ events taking place.