TAKE THE JOURNEY: BEYOND SPORT REVEALS GLOBAL AWARDS SHORTLIST

Beyond Sport has announced its 2020 Global Awards Shortlist and will be showcasing the shortlisted projects and organisations over the next three months. Sport for development practitioners, the public and policy-makers are being invited to ‘Take the Journey’ as 16 organisations are showcased, covering 36 countries across six continents, with the winner announced in December.Continue reading “TAKE THE JOURNEY: BEYOND SPORT REVEALS GLOBAL AWARDS SHORTLIST”

SOCIAL OUTCOMES ON THE AGENDA FOR FOR GREAT BRITISH WEEK OF SPORT

The social outcomes of sport and physical activity will be high on the agenda during the first ‘Great British Week of Sport’ next week. A series of events from September 19-27 will showcase a variety of sports and activities which help people of all ages to be more active and enjoy the mental, social and physical benefits. ukactive,Continue reading “SOCIAL OUTCOMES ON THE AGENDA FOR FOR GREAT BRITISH WEEK OF SPORT”

FUNDRAISING IN SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: NETWORKS UNITE TO REVIEW STATE OF THE SECTOR

The Sport for Development Coalition has teamed up with a series of other networks to help launch an inaugural sector-wide fundraising survey – seeking insight from staff and volunteers at sport for development organisations of all shapes and sizes across the world. Laureus Sport for Good, the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev) andContinue reading “FUNDRAISING IN SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: NETWORKS UNITE TO REVIEW STATE OF THE SECTOR”

‘LIVED EXPERIENCE’ AT HEART OF NEW PLAN TO TACKLE RACIAL INEQUALITY

Increasing the knowledge and understanding of ‘lived experience’ of racism and racial inequalities will be at the heart of a major new plan launched this week by the five sports councils of the UK. UK Sport, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, and Sport Northern Ireland are responsible for investing in and growing sport across theContinue reading “‘LIVED EXPERIENCE’ AT HEART OF NEW PLAN TO TACKLE RACIAL INEQUALITY”

CAREERS IN SPORT: TUNE IN FOR COACHCORE WEBINAR

The Sport for Development Coalition is supporting a webinar with sector leaders discussing future career pathways for young coaches. The webinar ‘Careers in Sport: What does the future hold?’ will take place on Tuesday 15th September (3pm). It is being hosted by Coach Core, the charity that provides apprenticeships for 16 to 24-year-olds who areContinue reading “CAREERS IN SPORT: TUNE IN FOR COACHCORE WEBINAR”

SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT SECTOR IS ‘MASSIVELY UNDERVALUED’, CLAIMS CHAIR

The new Chair of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has called for more recognition for the Sport for Development sector. Writing in the charity’s new Impact Report for 2019/20, Ed Bracher says the “whole Sport for Development sector is massively undervalued in terms of the impact it has on society”. The concept of using sportContinue reading “SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT SECTOR IS ‘MASSIVELY UNDERVALUED’, CLAIMS CHAIR”

SPORT HAS ‘VITAL ROLE’ TO PLAY IN SOCIETY – SPORT ENGLAND CEO

Sport and physical activity has a “vital role” to play in helping to tackle some of society’s biggest problems, according to Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth. The Chief Executive was speaking after a new report, commissioned by Sport England, revealed how every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for theContinue reading “SPORT HAS ‘VITAL ROLE’ TO PLAY IN SOCIETY – SPORT ENGLAND CEO”

ALLIANCE CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON CHALLENGES AHEAD

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced details of its 2020 Annual Conference for later this month. The highly-popular Conference will this year take place entirely online over the week of September 21-25. However the agenda remains light touch with a morning and afternoon session being held each day throughout the week. Furthermore, in lightContinue reading “ALLIANCE CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON CHALLENGES AHEAD”

SPORT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FREE ONLINE COURSE GOES GLOBAL

More than 2400 learners from 152 countries have joined the first free online course on sport and sustainable development. Sport for Sustainable Development: Designing effective policies and programmes was launched on July 20 by the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev), the Australian Government and Commonwealth Secretariat. It aims to maximise the contributions thatContinue reading “SPORT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FREE ONLINE COURSE GOES GLOBAL”

COALITION SUPPORTERS GET BEHIND WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGNS

Sport for Development Coalition supporters are getting ready to play their part in two important week-long campaigns this month. Firstly UK Coaching will lead Coaching Week 2020 between September 14-20, followed quickly by the ‘Great British Week of Sport’ from September 19-27. The theme for this year’s coaching week is ‘Support your Coach’ and, followingContinue reading “COALITION SUPPORTERS GET BEHIND WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGNS”