Helping sport get digital

Helping the sport sector to develop its digital expertise

Technology, data and digital are some of the hottest topics in physical activity and sport

Despite this, large parts of grassroots sport are yet to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the digital revolution. London Sport is committed to helping the sport sector to develop its digital expertise and ensure that sport isn’t left behind as the leisure sector becomes increasingly digitally led.

The Technology for Participation Award – nominate now

For the third year in a row, the London Sport Awards is back with categories open for nominations until 9 January 2018. This year, for the first time, we have an award dedicated to technology for participation, to recognise the role of technology in supporting people to be more physically active across the capital.

Click for more information on how to nominate 

Promoting Open Data

Our work with open data start-up, imin, began in 2015 and helped to make early in-roads in bringing together grassroots sport and open data, commitments that have subsequently been adopted in government sport strategy, and through Sport England and the Open Data Institute’s OpenActive movement.

Now, through continued advocacy, partnerships and developments like Open Sessions, we are continuing to make open data a central part of strategies for grassroots sport, bringing live opportunities for people to find physical activity to platforms like Get Active London.

Supporting digital leadership

Through our major events, partnerships and advocacy work, London Sport plays a key role in advising the sector on its approach to digital and technology and the effective brokering of partnerships between the technology industry and sport.

Funding opportunities

London Sport and the Mayor of London have previously collaborated on providing funding specifically targeted at boosting technology and sport through the Sport Technology Innovation Fund.

Visit our Funding Search Tool to search for future funding opportunities

Thought leadership

We speak at many events, conferences and industry round tables on the future of physical activity for children and young people in London throughout the year, as well as producing thought leadership articles to provide advice and challenges to the sector. For information on our thought leadership work visit our blog.

 

Get in touch


To find out more about our work on technology, digital and data, contact Alex Zurita – Specialist Advisor, Technology for Participation – alex.zurita@londonsport.org.