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​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.

Government releases details of new School Sport and Activity Action Plan

Government releases details of new School Sport and Activity Action Plan

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 16:45 BST

​The government has announced its intention to help children lead healthier lives, with access to 60 minutes of physical activity every day, through a new School Sport and Activity Action Plan.

Dramatic finale of Cricket World Cup can inspire a generation of new players

Dramatic finale of Cricket World Cup can inspire a generation of new players

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 15:42 BST

A tournament on home soil was already billed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to grow the sport of cricket and with England's success, the profile of the sport could be taken to even greater heights.

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.

Connect Series Round-Up: Working alongside young people to reduce Serious Youth Violence

Connect Series Round-Up: Working alongside young people to reduce Serious Youth Violence

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 15:20 BST

London will achieve nothing in its attempts to reduce serious youth violence unless it works more closely alongside young people warned Director of the Violence Reduction Unit Lib Peck last night. The event was the first in a new series by London Sport looking at how to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the capital and the role which the physical activity and sport sector can play.

LTA and tech start-ups try to make it easier to find space to play tennis

LTA and tech start-ups try to make it easier to find space to play tennis

News   •   Jul 09, 2019 09:46 BST

​With The Championships at Wimbledon now well into their second week, and the weather set fair, tennis courts throughout London are sure to be busier than usual. As the world’s best flock to the lush green grass of SW19, finding an empty tennis court to work on that Roger Federer-inspired backhand might prove tricky.

Connect Series launches with sold-out event on Serious Youth Violence

Connect Series launches with sold-out event on Serious Youth Violence

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 14:02 BST

​A brand-new London Sport event series looking at the most pressing issues facing the key decision-makers in the capital will launch tomorrow to a sold-out audience. The first Connect Series event on Tuesday 9 July will focus on serious youth violence.

Transport for London reports record high levels of cycling in the capital

Transport for London reports record high levels of cycling in the capital

News   •   Jul 04, 2019 16:57 BST

​The Prudential RideLondon is just one month away and new figures from TfL show record levels of cycling in the capital with more than 4m km travelled each day by people on bikes.

Active London returning in 2019 to explore innovation in physical activity
How the Lionesses' World Cup success is inspiring grassroots football in London

How the Lionesses' World Cup success is inspiring grassroots football in London

News   •   Jul 02, 2019 11:49 BST

Just 2.7% of women nationally participated in football in the past year, according to Sport England’s Active Lives data, but viewing figures for the BBC for the World Cup have been extremely strong. Clearly, the 2019 Women’s World Cup has created a huge platform for the Lionesses and it’s an opportunity that grassroots football clubs in the capital are determined to seize.

Digital transformation expert, Jillian Moore, appointed Chair of London Sport

Digital transformation expert, Jillian Moore, appointed Chair of London Sport

News   •   Jul 02, 2019 00:01 BST

Mayor of London appoints Atos Global Head of Digital Transformation Practice, Jillian Moore, as Chair of London Sport Moore joined on Board by fellow new appointees Nationwide Building Society Director of Campaigns and Public Policy, Tanya Joseph, and senior digital transformation executive, Mark Jopling

London Sport's partnership with The Daily Mile continues to flourish

London Sport's partnership with The Daily Mile continues to flourish

News   •   Jun 26, 2019 16:26 BST

London Sport continues to prioritise Children and Young People and a key strand of this work lies in our ongoing partnership with The Daily Mile™ .

Sport England Satellite Club funding supports young motorists in Croydon

Sport England Satellite Club funding supports young motorists in Croydon

News   •   Jun 25, 2019 10:30 BST

Croydon Auto Bikes Scheme (CABS), supported by Sport England Satellite Club funding, uses motorbikes as a tool to engage positively with young people, helping them break the cycle of anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Satellite Club funding helps AFC Leyton Girls become confident citizens

Satellite Club funding helps AFC Leyton Girls become confident citizens

News   •   Jun 19, 2019 10:05 BST

London Sport and Connect Sport join together to look at how Sport England Satellite Club funding is helping teenage girls at AFC Leyton grow in confidence.

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.

Why London should become an Active Environment supported by Sport Tech

Why London should become an Active Environment supported by Sport Tech

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2019 13:25 BST

Relationship Manager Matt Roebuck discusses how an Active Environment, supported by brand new Sport Tech, can help London along the path to becoming the most physically active city.

What Turn Up Tone Up teaches us about the need for system change