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The Long-Term Benefits of a Leadership Approach

The Long-Term Benefits of a Leadership Approach

10 October 2016

The ukactive Future Leaders course really opened up my eyes to new ways of learning and a great network of individuals from across the UK and Europe. 

The course was based within an excellent learning environment at IESE campus in Barcelona, which is tailored specifically for executive development in a cutting-edge environment. The carefully selected course material and lectures ensured balance between theoretical learning alongside practical industry-based discussion.

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ukactive to lead research into exercise referrals

ukactive to lead research into exercise referrals

07 October 2016

A bold new project is being undertaken by the ukactive Research Institute to establish the extent to which exercise referrals can change behaviour and increase physical activity. ukactive is now calling on operators of exercise referral schemes to aid the three-year research initiative.

The project, a first for the industry, is a partnership between ukactive and exercise referral software and public health specialist, ReferAll.  The goal is to create a pool of solid evidence from exercise referral schemes across the UK that can be used to engage with bodies such as Sport England and Public Health England in facilitating a nationwide rollout.

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ukactive unveils finalists for expanded Active Training Awards 2016

ukactive unveils finalists for expanded Active Training Awards 2016

06 October 2016

Enlarged event to spotlight innovation, transforming workplace culture and key opportunities for the sector

ukactive today announced the finalists for the Active Training Awards 2016, which will this year be expanded to a full-scale conference with lively debates and keynotes on some of the sector's hottest topics.

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After Rio – the real race starts now

05 October 2016

It’s been two weeks since I returned from a riveting fortnight in Rio commentating on the Paralympic Games.  While the stunning feats of our athletes already feel like an age ago, I’ve no doubt that my memories from Brazil will last a lifetime. 

Put simply, this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games have been the most successful in British History.  Our medal haul in both games was outstanding – 147 Paralympic medals and 67 Olympic medals far exceeded expectations and took things even further than our 2012 achievements on home soil. From the success of Adam Peaty, to the heroics of Mo Farah and Dame Sarah Storey – stars were born and legendary status cemented in a truly inspirational games.

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Time to break up the boys’ club in sport and activity

Time to break up the boys’ club in sport and activity

04 October 2016

Time to break up the boys’ club in sport and activity 

by ukactive Chair Tanni Grey-Thompson

Women’s Sport Week kicked off this week and it’s a timely opportunity to talk about the roles of women in sport.

There is a substantial gender disparity when we look at the number of women working in sport. For almost half of publicly funded national governing bodies, less than a quarter of their Board are women. Women make up only 18 per cent of qualified coaches and 9 per cent of senior coaches. This lack of representation seems to trickle through to the most basic levels; 1.9 million fewer women than men participate in sport on a regular basis.

This sporting disparity is something that Women’s Sport Week seeks to combat. Now in its second year, Women’s Sports Week is co-ordinated by leading charity Women in Sport, working with major broadcasters such as Sky Sports and BBC Sport, as well as the Department of Media, Culture, and Sport. The week (3-9 October) will celebrate and showcase women’s sport at every level, from the grassroots to the elite, and will highlight the incredible contribution that women make to sport.

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