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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.

Women and girls to benefit from £66,000 of Satellite Club funding distributed by London Sport

Women and girls to benefit from £66,000 of Satellite Club funding distributed by London Sport

News   •   Jan 14, 2020 10:45 GMT

​Hundreds of young women from across London are set to benefit from nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed by London Sport.

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.

​Nominations for London Sport Awards 2020 close with almost 300 entrants recorded

​Nominations for London Sport Awards 2020 close with almost 300 entrants recorded

News   •   Jan 09, 2020 15:01 GMT

Hundreds of grassroots physical activity and sport projects are in the running for a prestigious London Sport Award after close to 300 submissions were received from across the capital.

Final Countdown for London Sport Awards Nominations

Final Countdown for London Sport Awards Nominations

News   •   Jan 07, 2020 10:31 GMT

With the nominations deadline for the London Sport Awards 2020 supported by the City of London Corporation fast approaching, we take a last look at how to ensure your work is recognised at the capital's biggest celebration of grassroots sport.

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.

London Sport Awards marks fifth anniversary by announcing City of London partnership

London Sport Awards marks fifth anniversary by announcing City of London partnership

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:23 GMT

The London Sport Awards supported by the City of London Corporation to celebrate best of grassroots sport at Guildhall on 6 March 2020 Partnership includes launch of new Award category highlighting business contribution to grassroots physical activity and sport

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.

Number of inactive children and young people falls in second Active Lives survey

Number of inactive children and young people falls in second Active Lives survey

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 11:38 GMT

​The number of inactive children in London has fallen significantly in the last academic year according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey released today.

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.

Research shows Facebook offers cost-effective alternative to leaflets for activity sign-ups

Research shows Facebook offers cost-effective alternative to leaflets for activity sign-ups

News   •   Nov 28, 2019 09:42 GMT

​Digital marketing is nearly 15 times cheaper than traditional posters and leaflets at producing similar levels of activity sign-up according to research in a new London Sport White Paper.

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.

London Sport wins London Healthy Workplace Award

London Sport wins London Healthy Workplace Award

News   •   Nov 20, 2019 15:08 GMT

​London Sport has been recognised for its continued efforts to achieve a healthier, happier and more productive workplace at the London Healthy Workplace Awards 2019

Get ready to celebrate grassroots physical activity and sport: nominations for the London Sport Awards 2020 are now open

Get ready to celebrate grassroots physical activity and sport: nominations for the London Sport Awards 2020 are now open

News   •   Nov 19, 2019 15:36 GMT

​Volunteers, physical activity projects and sport organisations from across London are being encouraged to put themselves forward for recognition at London’s biggest celebration of grassroots physical activity and sport, as nominations open for the London Sport Awards 2020.

High-quality consultation is vital to creating active environments

High-quality consultation is vital to creating active environments

News   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:28 GMT

The physical activity and sport sector must recognise the importance of listening to communities and local voices to understand their needs in order to improve both public health and activity levels.

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