Category Archives: Latest from the Pitch

Huge Christmas legacy boost for hundreds of local sports clubs

350 local community sports groups are celebrating today after being offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play National Lottery-funded legacy … Continue reading

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Sportsmatch opens for business to benefit sport Sport England is again encouraging clubs acrossEngland to see how they can benefit from the Sportsmatch programme. Already this year, StreetGames has received £100,000 to match the investment it’s received from Coca-Cola GB … Continue reading

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Be part of the 2012 legacy by improving and protecting your local playing fields

Hundreds of sports playing fields across the country will be protected and improved thanks to a £10 million National Lottery fund launched yesterday by Sport England and the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP. Through Protecting Playing … Continue reading

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Latest from the pitch

A healthy debate for Sport Sport England today has urged the sport sector to join the debate on public health and speak up about sport’s role in improving the health of the nation. The Government is consulting on its proposals … Continue reading

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Major boost for grassroots football The FA has launched a nationwide programme to drive up the number of adults playing football. The FA MARS Just Play scheme aims to help the sport achieve the target agreed with Sport England to … Continue reading

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£10 million to tackle the gender gap in sport

On Thursday we revealed the sports projects that will benefit from a £10 million National Lottery fund to encourage Active Women and tackle the gender gap in sport. Sports and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson and badminton star Gail Emms joined … Continue reading

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Places People Play: London 2012 mass participation legacy plans unveiled

The Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders this morning came together to announce plans for the mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Unveiled by the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, and Sport England, … Continue reading

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