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​Re-activating young Londoners by increasing access to school facilities

​Re-activating young Londoners by increasing access to school facilities

Blog posts   •   May 14, 2020 14:14 BST

Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at how broadening access to school's sport facilities could be a vital piece to the puzzle of re-activating our children following the period of lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.

The show will go on: Covid-19 presents us with exciting new event opportunities

The show will go on: Covid-19 presents us with exciting new event opportunities

Blog posts   •   May 06, 2020 11:56 BST

At the beginning of March, 400 guests came together for the London Sport Awards. Two months later, the physical activity and sport sector, and the country, is in a very different place. Events Manager Rachel Rowe looks at the move from physical to digital events and the potential opportunities it presents.

What do you need? Helping the sector survive the covid-19 lockdown

What do you need? Helping the sector survive the covid-19 lockdown

Blog posts   •   May 04, 2020 13:32 BST

Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach explains how London Sport is adapting to the ongoing disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak and why we're working with the sector to ensure physical activity and sport is available now and goes from strength-to-strength in the future.

The return of community sport will be welcome – when the time is right

The return of community sport will be welcome – when the time is right

Blog posts   •   Apr 30, 2020 16:15 BST

Chris Scott examines the arguments for re-starting sport from the bottom up, as proposed by Dr Brian McCloskey this week, and how the grassroots physical activity and sport sector can help Londoners post-lockdown.

New tech developments launched to support community sport sector through covid-19

New tech developments launched to support community sport sector through covid-19

News   •   Apr 24, 2020 11:45 BST

​With current conditions across the world creating new challenges for instructors, coaches and sport clubs to continue the important work of helping people to live healthy, active lives, London Sport and a range of industry partners have worked to provide new digital support packages for the sector.

Sport Tech Hub alumnus, Racefully, joins forces with England Athletics to support runners in lockdown

Sport Tech Hub alumnus, Racefully, joins forces with England Athletics to support runners in lockdown

News   •   Apr 24, 2020 10:43 BST

​London’s Sport Tech community has continued to showcase its ability to provide a positive response to the covid-19 outbreak, with ​Sport Tech Hub alumnus Racefully joining forces with England Athletics to support 250,000 active runners.

Londoners’ physical activity levels remains among the highest in the country

Londoners’ physical activity levels remains among the highest in the country

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 13:08 BST

​New data released today (Thursday 23 April) by Sport England on physical activity rates across the country shows that, prior to the covid-19 outbreak, Londoners’ physical activity levels remained among the highest in the country.

House of Sport fostering sense of community and collaboration despite lockdown

House of Sport fostering sense of community and collaboration despite lockdown

Blog posts   •   Apr 22, 2020 16:13 BST

House of Sport Comms Officer Ruth Martin explains how the team are working to deliver value for money and personal support to residents despite the restrictions of lockdown due to covid-19.

Covid-19 lockdown has brought physical activity to the forefront of people's minds

Covid-19 lockdown has brought physical activity to the forefront of people's minds

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2020 10:36 BST

Despite the covid-19 uncertainty, there is hope to be found – perhaps nowhere more than in the ways that lockdown has brought fitness, physical activity and exercise to the forefront of people’s minds, and the global consensus on the critical role it has to play now and in the days to come.

London Sport and the Mayor of London’s Sport Team to launch 'Talking Covid-19 and Sport' series

London Sport and the Mayor of London’s Sport Team to launch 'Talking Covid-19 and Sport' series

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2020 15:53 BST

In response to the covid-19 crisis, London Sport and the Mayor of London’s Sport Team will next week launch a new series of online seminars aimed at providing practical solutions to the challenges faced by the community physical activity and sport sector.

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.

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