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Success of Joe Wicks shows why schools must integrate activity alongside PE

Success of Joe Wicks shows why schools must integrate activity alongside PE

Blog posts   •   Apr 08, 2020 13:05 BST

The Daily Mile™ National Coordinator Molly Adkin looks at the success of Joe Wicks' #PEWithJoe campaign and what it tells us about the need to integrate activity in addition to physical education in schools.

Covid-19: London's funders have been responsive and agile to help the sector

Covid-19: London's funders have been responsive and agile to help the sector

Blog posts   •   Apr 07, 2020 11:17 BST

London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao looks at how funders are adapting their methods during the covid-19 outbreak and delves into the support available for grassroots physical activity and sport organisations in the capital.

Sector must come together to ensure children's safety during covid-19 outbreak

Sector must come together to ensure children's safety during covid-19 outbreak

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2020 15:37 BST

Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the safeguarding challenges thrown up by the covid-19 outbreak and calls for the physical activity and sport sector to work together to ensure all children are safe.

Covid-19: Keeping Children and Young People active during outbreak
Covid-19: #StayInWorkOut - moving your activity classes online

Covid-19: #StayInWorkOut - moving your activity classes online

News   •   Mar 26, 2020 16:31 GMT

To coincide with the launch of Sport England's #StayInWorkOut campaign, London Sport spoke to digital marketing expert and yoga teacher, Marie Page, to get some practical tips on how activity classes can be adapted for delivery online

Covid-19: How London Sport staff are adapting to #StayInWorkOut

Covid-19: How London Sport staff are adapting to #StayInWorkOut

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2020 11:03 GMT

​Like everyone, London Sport are adapting to the current climate in numerous ways, but one thing that hasn’t stopped or diminished is our passion for physical activity. We spoke to five members of staff to see how they’re adapting to the new normal:

Covid-19: How FitTech, SportTech and HealthTech are supporting activity at home

Covid-19: How FitTech, SportTech and HealthTech are supporting activity at home

News   •   Mar 24, 2020 14:37 GMT

As covid-19 lockdown measures take effect, London Sport and a host of tech innovators have been looking at the role of digital and tech in keeping the country active. Here, Alex Zurita outlines the steps that have taken place so far, and the action that's still to come.

World Down Syndrome Day 2020 | Amid the covid-crisis, we must not forget to listen to disabled people

World Down Syndrome Day 2020 | Amid the covid-crisis, we must not forget to listen to disabled people

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2020 11:18 GMT

Ahead of World Down Syndrome Day 2020, Alex Gibbons, London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Disability reminds us of the importance of listening to, and working with, deaf and disabled people during times of crisis

Covid-19: Our commitment to physical activity and sport in London

Covid-19: Our commitment to physical activity and sport in London

News   •   Mar 19, 2020 14:24 GMT

The situation created by the covid-19 outbreak is truly unprecedented in our times, and the impacts it will have on grassroots physical activity and sport in London are impossible to know at this stage. What we do know, though, is that the ability for people across London to be physically active remains vital now, and perhaps even more so in the months to come.

Covid-19: Our responsibility as a funder

Covid-19: Our responsibility as a funder

News   •   Mar 16, 2020 10:25 GMT

In response to the covid-19 outbreak, London Sport has committed to a series of shared commitments for funders aimed at supporting civil society groups during this exceptionally challenging time

Capital's grassroots sport ambitions boosted by programme of major event activation

Capital's grassroots sport ambitions boosted by programme of major event activation

News   •   Mar 11, 2020 10:13 GMT

Ahead of a breathtaking year of world-class sport in London, the capital's grassroots ambitions have received a boost with confirmation of a wide-ranging programme of community activation.

Ten inspirational winners who make their mark on the capital lift London Sport Awards trophies at Guildhall

Ten inspirational winners who make their mark on the capital lift London Sport Awards trophies at Guildhall

Press releases   •   Mar 06, 2020 23:11 GMT

​Sport’s power to change the lives of Londoners was placed squarely in the spotlight at London’s Guildhall on Friday night as the historic venue played host to the fifth annual London Sport Awards.

London Sport to support community efforts to increase women's and girls' physical activity levels in Croydon

London Sport to support community efforts to increase women's and girls' physical activity levels in Croydon

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 09:06 GMT

​London Sport, ​Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) and ​Croydon Council have today announced plans to support women and girls across the borough to increase their levels of participation in physical activity.

Final five London Sport Awards category partners confirmed

Final five London Sport Awards category partners confirmed

News   •   Mar 03, 2020 12:17 GMT

​With just days to go until the London Sport Awards 2020, supported by the City of London Corporation, London Sport are delighted to reveal the five remaining Award category partners.

Spotlight on... The Children and Young People Award with PlayInnovation

Spotlight on... The Children and Young People Award with PlayInnovation

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2020 12:00 GMT

Three days to go. As the London Sport Awards 2020 supported by the City of London Corporation is edging ever closer, we want to put the spotlight on each Award category and the shortlisted nominees.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority named as fifth category sponsor for London Sport Awards

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority named as fifth category sponsor for London Sport Awards

News   •   Mar 02, 2020 14:28 GMT

​London Sport are thrilled to announce that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will be the London Sport Awards’ fifth Award category sponsor for 2020.

​Spotlight on… The Impact of Elite Sport Award

​Spotlight on… The Impact of Elite Sport Award

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2020 12:19 GMT

As we look ahead to the London Sport Awards, we’re delving into each of the Award categories and the shortlisted nominees to see who’s might lift one of the coveted trophies.

Spotlight on... Volunteer of the Year in association with Davies Sports

Spotlight on... Volunteer of the Year in association with Davies Sports

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2020 11:17 GMT

It’s just over a week until the London Sport Awards 2020 takes over the Guildhall for the capital’s biggest celebration of grassroots physical activity and sport. As part of our countdown to the event, we’re homing in on each Award category its shortlisted nominees to see who’s up for an Award on the night itself.

Spotlight on... The Business Contribution Award in association with the City of London Corporation

Spotlight on... The Business Contribution Award in association with the City of London Corporation

Blog posts   •   Feb 25, 2020 10:58 GMT

As we count down to the London Sport Awards, we’re looking in detail at each of the Award categories and the shortlisted nominees to see who’s got a shot at getting their hands on one of the coveted trophies.

Spotlight on... The Enhancing the Workforce Award in association with Spond

Spotlight on... The Enhancing the Workforce Award in association with Spond

Blog posts   •   Feb 24, 2020 12:02 GMT

With just two weeks to go until the London Sport Awards 2020 supported by the City of London Corporation, we’ll be focusing on each Award category so you can get to know those in running and how they’re making their mark on the capital.