physical activity for health

Young group of female coaches discussing

7 March 2018 by Lorna Leach

This Girl Can: Bringing Activity to You

When the first This Girl Can advert hit the TVs I was contacted by friends who couldn’t wait to tell me just how much it had resonated with them and I was thrilled. You might assume that because I work in the sport and physical activity sector that my background is sporty, and that my

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7 March 2018 by Andy Davies

CIMSPA Conference 2018 – building a workforce for the future

Dean Nevill and I recently delivered a workshop at the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) annual conference entitled “Building a workforce for the future”.   The conference was a great opportunity for us to share our research and thinking with front-line decision makers from across the sports, fitness and

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22 February 2018 by Gary Palmer

Primary PE and Sport Premium – creating a ripple effect leading to innovative change across London

I have been lucky enough to speak at a number of school conferences over the last couple of months and it has been refreshing to hear the desire for schools to invest time and money in helping to get their young people more physically active, and to see the ripple effect of sharing good practice.

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8 January 2018 by Barry Kelly

Blog: National Obesity Awareness Week 2018

“Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram” mocks Mark Renton in last year’s T2: Trainspotting.   In an updated version of the Choose Life monologue from the original 1996 Trainspotting film. To this statement, Renton could probably have added the iPhone, Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime, Hive, and Deliveroo, not to mention the PS4 (As a

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14 December 2017 by Ashley Mainwaring

Ashley Mainwaring – managing my life and placement year at London Sport

Can I commute three hours to and from work in London everyday and travel  another 45 minutes to hockey 3 days a week and not completely burn out trying to fit in some type of social life?! This thought didn’t really occur to me when I started working for London Sport at their House of

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