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Innovating across a nation - Active Partnerships at Active London

Innovating across a nation - Active Partnerships at Active London

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 15:59 BST

In a week which began with the announcement of new guidance from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers on how much physical activity people should be doing to improve their health, a coalition of Active Partnerships came together around London Sport’s Active London conference to demonstrate the ways that new ‘on-demand’ interventions could contribute to individuals’ physical activity needs.

Deputy Mayor Debbie Weekes-Bernard confident of active future for London

Deputy Mayor Debbie Weekes-Bernard confident of active future for London

News   •   Sep 12, 2019 15:59 BST

​London’s Deputy Mayor Debbie Weekes-Bernard predicted a bright future for physical activity and sport in the capital during her address at Active London on Tuesday (10 September).

London Sport ‘extraordinarily well positioned’ to enhance Londoners' lives

London Sport ‘extraordinarily well positioned’ to enhance Londoners' lives

News   •   Sep 11, 2019 16:08 BST

London Sport is ‘extraordinarily well positioned’ to improve the lives of Londoners, according to Chair Jillian Moore, following the release of their 2018/19 Impact Report.

New Disability Network Toolkit set for September launch

New Disability Network Toolkit set for September launch

News   •   Aug 23, 2019 11:47 BST

​London Sport gave an exclusive first-look of their new Disability Network Toolkit to a small selection of industry partners at a sold-out Communities of Practice event on Thursday (22 August).

Active London to be supported by Mayor of London

Active London to be supported by Mayor of London

News   •   Aug 22, 2019 16:07 BST

​London Sport are proud to announce that their flagship physical activity and sport conference, Active London, is to be supported by the Mayor of London in 2019.

Broad spectrum of innovation experts to speak at Active London 2019

Broad spectrum of innovation experts to speak at Active London 2019

News   •   Aug 21, 2019 14:15 BST

​Experts from the Greater London Authority, Blockworks, YouTube, Two Circles, the Active Wellbeing Society, British Cycling and Sport England will all be speaking at London Sport’s Active London event, it was announced today (Wednesday 21 August).

From city-building to storytelling - exploring innovation at Active London

From city-building to storytelling - exploring innovation at Active London

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:52 BST

As Active London 2019 draws nearer, find out more about the workshop sessions taking delegates through innovation in practice

London Sport consultancy helps primary school fund new all-weather multi-sports facility

London Sport consultancy helps primary school fund new all-weather multi-sports facility

News   •   Aug 07, 2019 11:39 BST

​A primary school in Thornton Heath successfully secured over £135,000 of capital and revenue funding from Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Fund thanks to support from London Sport.

Agenda released for Active London 2019

Agenda released for Active London 2019

News   •   Jul 30, 2019 14:04 BST

​An outline agenda for the fast-approaching Active London has been released today (Tuesday 30 July) as delegates continue to snap-up spaces for London Sport’s major partner engagement event.

Report evaluates the impact of pilots investigating social prescribing in reducing inactivity

Report evaluates the impact of pilots investigating social prescribing in reducing inactivity

News   •   Jul 23, 2019 15:23 BST

​The journey towards a sporting workforce that meets the needs of less active Londoners reached an important milestone today (Tuesday 23 July), with the release of a report authored by academics from the University of Kent evaluating the impact of pilot projects investigating the role of social prescribing in challenging physical inactivity.

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.

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™ .