Sports Management - Independent think tank launched for sports...
27 Nov 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

31 Jan 2012

Independent think tank launched for sports
BY Tom Walker

A new body, billed as the UK's only fully independent think tank dedicated to sport, has been formally launched today.

London-based Sports Think Tank will aim to stimulate debate and improve accountability in sporting policy and governance by engaging with decision makers and governing bodies.

It will be headed by two directors - former Loughborough MP Andy Reed and consultant Nick King, formerly of sports sponsorship agency Octagon.

It counts Lord Coe and Baroness Grey-Thompson among its patrons and also has an advisory group that includes David Minton from The Leisure Database and Linda Plowright, CEO of Sports Leaders UK

Commenting on the launch, Andy Reed said: "The sports sector needs to join up policy making with the best academic research, practice and innovation.

"Sports Think Tank will be a home for showcasing the best academic research to policy makers in sport and Whitehall. We want to create a safe space where challenge to ideas and innovative thinking will be rewarded.

"We will be developing long term policy solutions based on the best evidence from the UK and internationally and provide a regular programme of papers, reports, roundtables and events where this will happen."

Lord Seb Coe added: "A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK."

For more details, click here for

Connect with
Sports Management
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition

News headlines
Nick Clegg reveals “biggest ever single investment in cycling”
Nick Clegg reveals “biggest ever single investment in cycling”   27 Nov 2014

The government is to invest £214m into making cycling safer in the UK as part of plans to double the number of journeys made on bikes by 2020. .... more>>
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down   26 Nov 2014

Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to .... more>>
John Steele to join Loughborough Uni as executive director of sport
John Steele to join Loughborough Uni as executive director of sport   26 Nov 2014

John Steele will leave his role as CEO of Youth Sport Trust (YST) to become executive director of sport at Loughborough University at the end of the year. Speaking of his appointment, Steele – who has been at YST since February 2012 – .... more>>
Qatar reveals third stadium for 2022 World Cup
Qatar reveals third stadium for 2022 World Cup   26 Nov 2014

Designs have been revealed for the third out of five stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World .... more>>
Serco to sell leisure arm
Serco to sell leisure arm   25 Nov 2014

Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. .... more>>
Company profile

FaulknerBrowns Architects

FaulknerBrowns is renowned for outstanding performance in the delivery of innovative, award-winning and record-breaking buildings.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery

Featured Supplier

Physical Company enhances flooring solutions for 2015

Physical Company enhances flooring solutions for 2015

Physical Company has identified fitness flooring as a growth market for 2015. The forward-thinking fitness equipment supplier has added a range of flooring products to its new catalogue. More>>

in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials

Sports jobs

Jobs Search

Head of Service (Leisure Service Operations)
Salary: £50,282 - £55,430 pa
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Wiltshire Council
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £16,215 - £17,333 pa
Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Full-Time & Part-Time Personal Trainers
Salary: £20k OTE plus additional personal training income
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: Hogarth Group - The Park Club
Diary dates
Powered by

10 Nov - 11 Dec 2014


St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

26-27 Nov 2014

Sleep - The Hotel Design Event

Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom

27 Nov 2014

Active Training Awards

Crowne Plaza, Marlow, United Kingdom

Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 3
Sports Management
2014 issue 3

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness in sport: Prehab workouts
Sam Murphy on the value of prehabilitation in preventing injury among elite athletes and helping sports centres assist members More>>
  Promotional feature: Gerflor Promotion
Five hours is all it takes with Gerflor More>>

Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 2

Sports Management
2014 issue 2

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  SAPCA Game On: 2014 Commonwealth Games
A look at how SAPCA members are playing a crucial part in providing the facilities for the 2014 Commonwealth Games More>>
  New sports: Tchoukball
Designed as a non-contact sport to avoid injuries, Tchoukball offers an inclusive but fast and furious experience More>>

Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd