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Young football player on astro turf pitch

17 November 2017 by Matt Roebuck

The lessons of derby day for community sport

This weekend, more than 60,000 people will congregate in North London to cheer for or against a football team formed by bible students as they visit a local works team. The histories of London’s biggest sport clubs are stories of strong local communities. Some teams; like Tottenham Hotspur or Fulham, found a shared experience in

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10 October 2017 by Barry Kelly

Blog – The role of physical activity in tackling mental health issues at the office

Barry Kelly, Specialist Advisor – Physical Activity for Health reflects on how Londoners are affected by mental health issues at the workplace, and how these can be prevented through physical activity and sport. Today, 10 October, marks World Mental Health Day 2017. This year the focus is on mental health in the workplace, which is very apt

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9 October 2017 by Alex Zurita

Blog – An overview of the Sport Tech Hub

Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation, looks towards the future after the first week of London’s first Sport Tech Hub and incubator programme. Last week marked the start of something unique for the physical activity & sport and the tech sectors: the opening and launch of the first ever Sport Tech Hub and incubator

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25 August 2017 by Alex Gibbons

Blog – An Active Inclusive Capital

Yesterday I was telling a new colleague a statistic about deaf and disabled people’s levels of activity. It’s a stat I’ve said hundreds of times before and one that’s got the same reaction every time – raised eyebrows, a lean back in the chair, and the incredulous exclamation: “What, really?!” The stat that provoked this

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23 August 2017 by Barry Kelly

Blog – Addressing British Journal of General Practice Research

The next in a series of blog posts from London Sport’s Specialist Advisor – Physical Activity for Health, Barry Kelly The research published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) this week, which highlighted that “The majority of GP’s in England (80%) are unfamiliar with the national Physical Activity guidelines,” should come as little

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