Categories: active lives
"It's not about participation numbers, it's about the outcome those numbers drive" - says Tim Hollingsworth OBE
An active nation is the key to getting more people playing sport - Tim Hollingsworth OBE.
Latest Sport England data shows London's activity levels yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels
New data from Sport England’s Active Lives survey shows activity levels in London have not yet recovered to their pre-pandemic levels.
Covid-19 continues to impact young Londoners as survey highlights importance of physical activity and sport
Covid-19 continues to negatively effect the activity levels of children and young people across the capital as new Sport England data demonstrates that getting active is more important than ever.
Active Lives: Community ensures figures on activity levels are brighter than we feared
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach looks at how the capital's communities are the hidden treasure within the sport and physical activity and why London Sport works so closely with them.
New Sport England Active Lives data shows ongoing impact of covid-19 on activity levels
Approximately 114,000 fewer Londoners meeting Government guidelines
Meet our London Sport Marathon Runners 2021
On the 3rd of October, more than 40,000 people will run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. This year, London Sport runners aim to drive down inequalities in physical activity and sport.
Active London 2021: 2 weeks to go
With just two weeks to go until Active London, Events Manager Rachel Rowe provides a taster on what the sector can look forward to as they join us for London Sport’s two-day, free-to-attend digital conference on 21 and 22 September.
New Active Lives data shows impact of covid-19 on Londoners’ activity levels
Sport England’s latest Active Lives Survey shows the impact of the first eight months of coronavirus on Londoners’ activity levels.
Build back stronger to create a physical activity habit for life
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the work being done to reduce the slide in children's activity levels and our plans for the next 12 months to reverse this concerning trend created by the pandemic.
Sharp decline in children's activity levels across London due to covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has caused a sharp decline in the amount of activity and exercise done by children and young people in London, according to new data released today (14 January) by Sport England.
2020 Review of the Year
The year 2020 will be one to remember. There have been challenge but also, positives. At London Sport, we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital's grassroots physical activity and sport sector unite to keep Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s memorable moments for 2020.
London Sport, Our Parks and Sport England join forces to support community activity through Couch to Fitness programme
A collaboration between London Sport and Our Parks supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England’s £20m Tackling Inequalities Fund has provided new evidence of the ability of Facebook advertising to engage local communities and support them to be more active.
New Active Lives data shows impact of covid-19 on London's activity levels
The most in-depth picture yet of the impact of lockdown on Londoners’ activity levels has been published by Sport England with the release of their Active Lives Survey.
Why now is the time to celebrate Black coaches and recognise they still need our support
Senior Insight Officer Josef Baines looks at what the research from Sport England tells us about the participation rates of Black people on and off the field as we begin our Black History Month celebrations.
Digging deeper and understanding more creates greater, effective impact
Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach discusses the importance of insight to ensure partners can make more informed decisions and outlines the support London Sport's Consultancy services can offer.
New project to address impact of covid-19 on physical activity levels for BAME and lower socio-economic groups
Efforts to address the impact of covid-19 on physical activity levels for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and lower socio-economic groups (LSEG) have been boosted with the announcement of a new project to be delivered by London Sport under commission from Sport England.
Londoners’ physical activity levels remains among the highest in the country
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.
Wandsworth becomes most active borough in London after sharp rise in activity levels
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
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.