TWITTER TAKEOVER: HOW CAN SPORT CONTRIBUTE MORE TO COHESION AND INTEGRATION?

The Sport for Development Coalition will welcome Jo Broadwood, Chief Executive of Belong – The Cohesion and Integration Network, for its next Twitter takeover on Tuesday 1st December. The hour-long question-and-answer session will take place live on Twitter from 8pm, and anyone can join the conversation by following and using the hashtag #SportForDevelopmentCoalition. Belong launchedContinue reading “TWITTER TAKEOVER: HOW CAN SPORT CONTRIBUTE MORE TO COHESION AND INTEGRATION?”

CHAIR WELCOMES RETURN OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING COMMUNITY SPORT

The Chair of the Sport for Development Coalition has welcomed the imminent return of outdoor sport, and underscored the important role of grassroots clubs and groups that use sport and physical activity for a social purpose. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that recreational sport can resume when the current lockdown ends in England onContinue reading “CHAIR WELCOMES RETURN OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING COMMUNITY SPORT”

FINAL ONLINE CONSULTATION LAUNCHED AS SPORT ENGLAND PREPARES TO PUBLISH STRATEGY

Sport England has launched a final consultation as it prepares to publish a new 10-year strategy in January 2021. A new online platform has gone live this week and will remain open for the next month, with Coalition supporters being encouraged to sign up and have their say. The platform will host a series ofContinue reading “FINAL ONLINE CONSULTATION LAUNCHED AS SPORT ENGLAND PREPARES TO PUBLISH STRATEGY”

MADE BY SPORT LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ‘CLUBS IN CRISIS’

Made by Sport has launched the ‘Clubs In Crisis’ competition which is asking sports organisations across the UK to share stories about issues that the pandemic has created in their communities and the impact it has had on the club’s ability to continue supporting young people. Three community-based clubs will win £5,000 each to helpContinue reading “MADE BY SPORT LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ‘CLUBS IN CRISIS’”

SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE SECOND LOCKDOWN: EXTERNAL SUPPORT OR INTERNAL COLLABORATION?

In the first of a regular series of articles from thought-leaders and stakeholders across the Movement, Ollie Dudfield – the Executive Director of the Sport for Development Coalition – considers the balance required in these challenging times between the sector seeking external help, and it coming together to help itself through collaboration. The steep upwardContinue reading “SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE SECOND LOCKDOWN: EXTERNAL SUPPORT OR INTERNAL COLLABORATION?”

SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT SECTOR: READY STEADY ACTIVE (WEST YORKSHIRE)

Rashida Salloo runs Ready Steady Active, a small, community-based organisation in West Yorkshire which provides sports and physical activity opportunities for women and girls with the aim of improving participation and health amongst those of South Asian and Muslim background. Writing before the second lockdown was announced, she talks about the challenges that her organisation isContinue reading “SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT SECTOR: READY STEADY ACTIVE (WEST YORKSHIRE)”

SECOND LOCKDOWN: SFDC CHAIR CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND WARNS OF ‘COST TO SOCIETY DOWN THE LINE’

The Chair of the Sport for Development Coalition has warned of the “huge cost to society further down the line” if the Government does not step in and formally support the community sport sector following the announcement of a second national lockdown for England. The Coalition is a growing group of 160-plus organisations – includingContinue reading “SECOND LOCKDOWN: SFDC CHAIR CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND WARNS OF ‘COST TO SOCIETY DOWN THE LINE’”

LEARNING FROM BLACK HISTORY MONTH: COALITION COMMITS TO COLLECTIVE ACTION AND BOARD REFORM

The Sport for Development Coalition has marked the close of Black History Month 2020 by announcing a new long-term commitment to collective action around diversity, and to the reform of its Board governance. The month has seen a wide range of actors and supporters across sport and physical activity publish important research, for example SportedContinue reading “LEARNING FROM BLACK HISTORY MONTH: COALITION COMMITS TO COLLECTIVE ACTION AND BOARD REFORM”

INEQUALITY AND WIDER OUTCOMES COME TO THE FORE IN COALITION CONSULTATION ON SPORT ENGLAND STRATEGY

Strong opportunities exist to build on, and enhance the role that sport for development can play in addressing inequalities in sport and physical activity. This was one of the core themes to emerge from a consultation event conducted by the Sport for Development Coalition into Sport England’s forthcoming new strategy, which is due to beContinue reading “INEQUALITY AND WIDER OUTCOMES COME TO THE FORE IN COALITION CONSULTATION ON SPORT ENGLAND STRATEGY”

‘OPEN DOORS’ SCHEME FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN TO BE EXTENDED TO MARCH 2021

The ‘Open Doors’ programme, which gives vulnerable young people access to school sports facilities and healthy snacks and lunch during holiday time, is to be extended in London until March 2021. ukactive and Sported today revealed plans to extend the scheme thanks to a new £160,000 grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA) following successful pilotsContinue reading “‘OPEN DOORS’ SCHEME FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN TO BE EXTENDED TO MARCH 2021”