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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™ .

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.

How volunteers are the backbone of the sport and physical activity sector

How volunteers are the backbone of the sport and physical activity sector

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 14:48 BST

The week of June 1-7 is annually National Volunteering Week, a chance to celebrate and say thank you to the millions of volunteers for the contributions they make across the UK. We take a look at how many Londoners are volunteering and how some of the London Sport staff have used their volunteer days.

Volunteering – good for sport, good for the individual

Volunteering – good for sport, good for the individual

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 12:07 BST

​In Britain, we all know that sport relies on volunteers for it to run week in week out. We wouldn’t have the proud sporting infrastructure we have without the millions of hours people have willingly given over the years. However, the value of volunteering is not only to sport organisation, but importantly to the individual themselves.

Help get teenagers in London more active through Satellite Clubs

Help get teenagers in London more active through Satellite Clubs

News   •   Jun 03, 2019 11:52 BST

​London Sport has begun its biggest ever search for individuals, groups and clubs to get teenagers more active as Sport England Satellite Club funding becomes available for the first time in 2019. Satellite Clubs are funded by Sport England to provide young people between 14 and 19-years-old with fun, positive experiences which reflect their likes and needs.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - bringing cricket to the heart of London

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - bringing cricket to the heart of London

News   •   Jun 03, 2019 11:22 BST

The ICC Cricket World Cup got underway last week at London's KIA Oval. How can the tournament reach right through London to leave a lasting impact for cricket on the capital?

Empowered families key to starting activity at home

Empowered families key to starting activity at home

News   •   May 29, 2019 15:20 BST

​Empowering individuals is vitally important when navigating the complexities of sport and physical activity delivery to family groups an audience was told last week at London Sport.

How tech innovation is encouraging more Londoners to get walking

How tech innovation is encouraging more Londoners to get walking

News   •   May 23, 2019 15:00 BST

Over the past two years, London Sport’s technology programme, Sport Tech Hub, has championed many innovative start-ups that use technology to encourage London’s citizens to have active lives. Here’s three examples of Sport Tech Hub start-ups that have concentrated on walking and why they’re successful according to our Specialist Advisor for Technology for Participation Alex Zurita.

How many Londoners are walking?

How many Londoners are walking?

News   •   May 22, 2019 10:43 BST

It is a bold ambition of the Mayor of London that Londoners will participate in at least 20 minutes of active travel every day. As part of National Walking Month, we take a look at recent Active Lives data to see just how many Londoners are regularly walking, and how walking can play a role in the mayor’s vision.

Efforts growing to broaden diversity of sports volunteers in London

Efforts growing to broaden diversity of sports volunteers in London

News   •   May 21, 2019 17:25 BST

London Sport linked up with London Sport Award winners Disability Sports Coach (DSC) yesterday (20 May) evening as part of wider shared efforts to broaden the diversity of sports volunteers in the capital.