London Sport response to government report on covid-19 impact on schools
London Sport has responded to the report which shows a mixed picture for the state of PE in primary and secondary schools after 18 months of disruption to the education sector.
2021: London Sport’s Year in Review
2021 has been a year of varying restrictions due to covid-19 but the commitment and dedication of the sport and physical activity remained undimmed we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital’s grassroots physical activity and sport sector united in keeping Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s most memorable moments of 2021.
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
Schools receive up to £10,000 to increase access to sports facilities this summer
Children in 23 boroughs will have increased access to physical activity and sport throughout this Olympic summer and the new school year thanks to nearly £800,000 of London Sport investment.
Q&A with London Sport Awards judge Viveen Taylor
London Sport speak to Director of DEI and London Sport Awards judge Viveen Taylor about including DEI across all nominations and why she’s particularly excited to see submissions for The Uniting London Award.
Active London conference returns as online event in September
Active London – the largest conference wholly dedicated to the physical activity and sport sector in London – will return on the 21 and 22 September 2021 as an online event.
Nominate your grassroots sport and physical activity heroes in the London Sport Awards 2021
The search is on for the heroes within London’s grassroots physical activity and sport sector. It’s time to say thank you to London’s heroes from the grassroots physical activity and sport sector as the London Sport Awards returns to recognise and celebrate the efforts of volunteers, physical activity providers and sports organisations.
5,000 Londoners got active for RED January raising nearly £25,000 in the process
A dedicated community of 5,000 Londoners who completed the nationwide physical and mental health campaign RED January at the start of the year have raised almost £25,000 for charity Sport in Mind.
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.
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore welcomes return of sport and physical activity
London Sport Chair Jillian Moore has welcomed the reopening of outdoor sports facilities and the resumption of organised outdoor sport after covid-19 lockdown.
City of London to investigate how it can re-imagine sport and physical activity
The City of London Corporation is to investigate how it can re-imagine sport and physical activity within the Square Mile with the help of London Sport’s consultancy services.
£200,000 of Tackling Inequalities funding helps partners support communities hardest hit by pandemic
London Sport has distributed almost £200,000 of Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Funding to 20 organisations across the capital; Specialist Advisor Physical Activity for Health Barry Kelly explains more.
Big year for urban sport as covid-19 provides opportunity for creativity
London Sport's Urban Sport Officer Abby West looks ahead to a big year for Urban Sport in London and Tokyo, and the growth in interest sparked by the restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Couch to Fitness reaches landmark 100,000 sign-ups
The surge in at-home physical activity during 2020 shows no sign of abating in the current national lockdown as the Couch to Fitness programme, created by Our Parks with London Sport, went past 100,000 users today.
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.
Nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed to support young people
London Sport will distribute nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding over the coming months as we continue efforts to support children and young people to be more active.
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.
London Sport staff get behind RED January 2021 as it comes at a critical time
London Sport staff reflect on their previous experiences of RED January, and why now more than ever, it is important to take part this year.
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.