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"Red January is a team goal but it is also an individual one"

"Red January is a team goal but it is also an individual one"

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2020 13:14 GMT

Katie Light spent 12 months on the London Sport internship during her university studies at Brunel University in West London. Here she discusses why she, and her Ultimate Frisbee team, signed up to RED January to start 2020 with a bang.

A year to strengthen the adoption of physical activity as tool to combat poor wellbeing

A year to strengthen the adoption of physical activity as tool to combat poor wellbeing

Blog posts   •   Jan 10, 2020 10:14 GMT

London Sport's Head of Corporate Communications Chris Scott looks at the growing body of evidence supporting a physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and how the sector can use this evidence during a critical year.

London Sport's Review of the Year

London Sport's Review of the Year

Blog posts   •   Dec 23, 2019 11:23 GMT

​With preparations for the London Sport Awards 2020 in full swing, we take a moment to reflect on 2019 and how we have made further steps forward to achieving our aspiration of making London the most active city in the world. The past year has seen many highlights including:

Six reasons why you should nominate for the London Sport Awards 2020

Six reasons why you should nominate for the London Sport Awards 2020

Blog posts   •   Dec 18, 2019 15:51 GMT

With the nomination’s deadline (Wednesday 8 January) for the London Sport Awards supported by the City of London Corporation edging closer, it’s vital to submit your nominees before it’s too late.

Wandsworth becomes most active borough in London after sharp rise in activity levels

Wandsworth becomes most active borough in London after sharp rise in activity levels

Blog posts   •   Dec 16, 2019 10:41 GMT

Peter Freeman, Sports Development and Physical Activity Manager at Enable Leisure and Culture writes about some of the work taking place in Wandsworth. 79.2% of Wandsworth’s adult population achieve 150 minutes of physical activity per week which far exceeds London’s figure of 64.4%

Kingston celebrates 8.4% increase in residents reaching 150+ minutes of activity a week

Kingston celebrates 8.4% increase in residents reaching 150+ minutes of activity a week

Blog posts   •   Dec 11, 2019 09:42 GMT

​The next instalment of our series reflecting on the successful work in local authorities in increasing the activity levels of residents up towards and beyond 150 minutes of physical activity per week is from Kingston-Upon-Thames.

How Fit and Active Barnet promotes a more active and healthy borough

How Fit and Active Barnet promotes a more active and healthy borough

Blog posts   •   Dec 06, 2019 16:21 GMT

Courtney Warden, Sport and Physical Activity Service Manager at Barnet Council, writes about some of the work they have done in the last three years to get more people achieving the Chief Medical Officer recommended levels of activity per week.

Inclusive practices remain important cornerstone of the London Sport Awards

Inclusive practices remain important cornerstone of the London Sport Awards

Blog posts   •   Dec 03, 2019 14:11 GMT

On International Day of Disabled People, Specialist Advisor for Disability Alex Gibbons looks at how inclusive practices continue to be an important cornerstone of the London Sport Awards.

Four common factors I see regularly in the London boroughs with increased activity levels

Four common factors I see regularly in the London boroughs with increased activity levels

Blog posts   •   Nov 25, 2019 12:22 GMT

Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach opens a new series of blogs looking in-depth at the most recent Active Lives data. In the run-up to Christmas, Lorna's team will be looking at the boroughs across London which saw positive increases in the percentage of people being active.

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.

The importance of a story whilst measuring the huge benefits of physical activity
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.