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ukactive to inspire top sector talent with expanded Future Leaders programme

ukactive to inspire top sector talent with expanded Future Leaders programme

20 January 2017

ukactive has announced an enhanced format for Future Leaders 2017, the learning and development programme designed to equip the next generation of physical activity sector executives with the tools to drive a new era of growth.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural course, the week-long leadership programme will once again return to Barcelona’s world-leading IESE Business School in July 2017, with several instalments in the pipeline.

The course has been tailored to the specific needs of physical activity sector operators and suppliers, providing participants with the broad set of skills required to inspire colleagues and develop solutions to real-world commercial challenges.

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MPs call on Government to encourage active mile initiatives in schools

11 January 2017

MP discussed the most effective ways to allocate funding from the soft drinks industry levy for sport inside and outside of schools, today in a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Justin Tomlinson MP.

David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, called on Government to prioritise efforts to encourage schools to adopt Active Mile initiatives during 2017.

Mr Rutley argued that active mile concepts, which were referenced in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, are “simple, basic initiatives, that encourage and inspire children, taking just 15 minutes out of the day to run, walk, or jog”

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ukactive and Premier Sport research shines spotlight on wealth disparity around kids’ fitness levels

ukactive and Premier Sport research shines spotlight on wealth disparity around kids’ fitness levels

03 January 2017

Research carried out by ukactive and children’s activity provider Premier Sport made national headlines today. In findings reported by The Sun; poorer children’s fitness levels fall 18 times faster in the summer holidays than their more affluent counterparts.

The research was carried out using the My Personal Best Challenge developed by Premier Sport. In 14 schools across the northwest of England, 400 children were tracked over a 13-month period as part of the first study of its kind to measure fitness levels both before and after the summer holidays.

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ukactive bolsters Board with raft of new Directors

ukactive bolsters Board with raft of new Directors

22 December 2016

ukactive has announced the appointment of four Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to its Board as the not-for-profit health body reiterates its commitment to making major headway for the physical activity sector in 2017 and beyond.

Adrian Packer, Sarah Kendall, Peter Bonfield and Phil Rumbelow have all joined the ukactive board in recent months. The high-profile new Directors have been drawn from several different sectors and their varying backgrounds will broaden the experience of the wider Board and underpin the far-reaching ambitions of ukactive.

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1 in 5 children miss out on school PE

1 in 5 children miss out on school PE

19 December 2016

Leading not-for-profit health body ukactive is calling for an urgent overhaul of physical activity delivery in schools after new data showed 1 in 5 children missing out on school PE. 

The Health Survey for England 2015 revealed 21 per cent of 5-15-year olds did no form of exercise at school in the past week, prompting calls for a major intervention to tackle the country’s growing inactivity crisis. 

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