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A number of UK leisure companies and operators have launched initiatives to help ease the pressures on local communities and the National Health Service (NHS), ... More
A national five-a-side football festival aims to use this summer's UEFA Euro 2020 tournament as a catalyst to get people from all backgrounds more physically ... More
The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) have signed a partnership agreement for the delivery of lifeguarding courses for the next ... More
Four in five (81 per cent) disabled people want to be more physically active – but are unable to, as the demand for their needs ... More
A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children. The ... More
Former UK Sport chair, Baroness Sue Campbell, has received a damehood in this year's New Year's honours list. The long-time sports administrator – who was ... More
EMD UK
EMD UK
Ukactive has urged the incoming Conservative government to invest heavily in physical activity – in order to improve the nation’s health. In an open letter, ... More
England Netball has published its new Disability Strategy, in which it outlines plans to increase participation numbers among deaf and disabled women and girls. The ... More
People over the age of 60 should increase their exercise levels in order to prevent heart disease and stroke. Findings from a study of more ... More
Disability sports charity Activity Alliance has called on political parties to commit to giving disabled people "equal opportunities to live full and active lives". Publishing ... More
A new player pathway resource has been launched to remove the barriers standing in the way for people with a limb impairment who want to ... More
The number of UK adults classed as physically active has increased by 1 million in the past four years. Latest figures from Sport England's Active ... More
STA
STA
English Premier League champion Manchester City FC has opened a sensory room for young fans at its Etihad Stadium. Situated in the North-East corner of ... More
Morgan's Wonderland, the completely wheelchair accessible theme park in San Antonio, Texas, has announced plans to build a new "ultra-accessible" sports complex in the city, ... More
First, the good news. Women now account for 40 per cent of board members across Sport England and UK Sport-funded sports bodies. Then the bad. ... More
A nation divided by Brexit could be united by diverting focus to a "more pressing crisis" – improving the nation's health. That's the message from ... More
Disability organisation Purple has claimed that health club operators and gyms are losing "millions of pounds of revenue" every year by "turning their backs on ... More
A study has claimed that "millions of disabled people" are not being catered for at UK gyms and health clubs. Issues highlighted in the latest ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
A charity offering a range of inclusive sport and physical activities for people with complex disabilities has secured a £1.3m grant from Sport England. The ... More
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), have been named as keynote ... More
Disabled people should be offered more opportunities to play sport alongside non-disabled people. That is the finding of a report based on a two-year research ... More
The ukactive board has named Huw Edwards as the not-for-profit body's permanent chief executive. Edwards, who has overseen ukactive operations as acting CEO since April, ... More
A new national campaign looks to dispel negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport. Charity Activity Alliance (formerly the English Federation of Disability Sport) has ... More
A number of sportspeople have been recognised for their work in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. David Gill, former Manchester United chief executive and ... More
Leisure operators Everyone Active and GLL each picked up three gongs at the ukactive Awards last night, held as part of the Active Uprising event ... More
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