ASA calls on schools and politicians to support school swimming

The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has urged primary schools and politicians to get behind school swimming as new figures reveal 45 per cent of primary school children are unable to swim 25m (82ft) despite it being a national curriculum requirement. The ASA’s recent report – the third annual School Swimming Census – found that nearly 1,300 (6.6 [...]

Get Healthy, Get Active Funding – Opens 4th December

The Get Healthy, Get Active fund aims to: get more inactive people playing sport once a week for at least 30 minutes; achieve a better understanding of sports contribution to improving public health and the prevention, treatment and management of long term conditions; enable sport and physical activity to be regularly commissioned to meet a [...]

Video – MPs debate physical inactivity and public health in Westminster Hall

MPs debated topics including physical inactivity and public health in Westminster Hall on 18 November 2014. To watch this click here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-30097974

Social game of cricket suffers huge loss of appeal

Statistics circulated to county cricket boards by the ECB show that participation in the recreational game has fallen by 64,000 over the past year, with more than 5 per cent of games being conceded because at least one team cannot field a side. The comprehensive results of the annual National Playing Survey, seen by The Times, [...]