Sports Management - Independent think tank launched for sports...
01 Oct 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
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 www.sportsthinktank.com


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

Print edition
 

News headlines
Arjen Robben plans self-dedicated museum
Arjen Robben plans self-dedicated museum   30 Sep 2014

Soccer star Arjen Robben is about to follow the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé by opening a museum dedicated to accolades and .... more>>
Portsmouth FC clears all debts following Supporters Trust takeover
Portsmouth FC clears all debts following Supporters Trust takeover   29 Sep 2014

Portsmouth FC has announced that it has now cleared all debts following the club's exit from administration in April 2013. The resurgence has .... more>>
Women’s Sport Trust partners with Matrix to spotlight female role models
Women’s Sport Trust partners with Matrix to spotlight female role models   26 Sep 2014

A new collaboration the Women’s Sport Trust charity and international exercise equipment manufacturer Matrix Fitness is bidding to .... more>>
Almost three quarters of 16 to 24-year-old internet users 'interested in wearable tech'
Almost three quarters of 16 to 24-year-old internet users 'interested in wearable tech'   26 Sep 2014

Almost three quarters of 16 to 24-year-olds have used or hold an interest in wearable technology, .... more>>
Hungarian cub Diósgyöri VTK announces new stadium plans
Hungarian cub Diósgyöri VTK announces new stadium plans   25 Sep 2014

Hungarian top flight club Diósgyöri VTK (DVTK) has announced plans to build a new 15,000-seat stadium on the site of its current .... more>>
Company profile


NUSSLI Group

Whether temporary, modular or permanent structures - with the realisation of complex projects over the past decades, NUSSLI has seen to it that events, trade fairs and exhibitions have all left a memorable impression.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club

New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club

Life Fitness has installed new fitness equipment at Isenhurst Country Club, which has sites in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough, East Sussex. More>>




in this issue

• Exclusive: PayasUgym targets Bitcoin payments
• Tesco to kickstart wellness push
• Rugby World Cup set to boost UK hotels



Sports jobs

Jobs Search



Full Time Duty Manager
Salary: £17k - £19.5k
Location: Tamworth, United Kingdom
Company: Snowdome
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Poole, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Senior Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




30 Sep - 01 Oct 2014

SPAMEETING Europe

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik, Croatia


30 Sep - 02 Oct 2014

Leisure Industry Week (LIW)

NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom


01-02 Oct 2014

eCommerce Expo

Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom



Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 3
Sports Management
2014 issue 3

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Focus on grassroots football: Turf wars
The number of people playing football is falling. Tom Walker speaks to Football Foundation CEO Paul Thorogood More>>
  Promotional Feature: Wattbike Promotion
When UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, were looking to find the next generation of Olympic champions they turned to Wattbike More>>


Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 2

Sports Management
2014 issue 2

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Major Events: Commonwealth Games
A round-up of the venues that will host 17 sports over 11 days –and provide the city of Glasgow with a lasting legacy of sport More>>
  Talking point: Access denied?
Are football clubs and other major sports venues doing enough to cater for disabled fans? We ask the experts 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