CORONAVIRUS

Get your endorphins flowing with an online workout
Mail Online UK

A reader in active living and public health at Loughborough University, Dr Stacy Clemes recommends visiting the Sport England website (sportengland.org). Quoted, she says: “Sport England has put together lots of information to help people while they’re self-isolating, to incorporate regular movement. There is information for all age groups and videos for less able people, too.’
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How to keep your kids active now schools have closed
The Daily Telegraph
If you are tight for space, Disney dance-along videos created by This Girl Can are a fun and compact way to exercise. This Girl Can also have links to games and activities for indoor play that means kids will be up and moving throughout the day.

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Home exercise lessons and online workouts surge amid coronavirus self-isolation and social distancing
iNews
Sport England has curated list of online videos and links – from low-intensity exercises from the NHS for the over 65s to Disney videos for kids – which is available on its website.
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Sport England provide resources for everyone to stay active in self-isolation
Give Me Sport

As well as supporting sporting organisations who might be struggling at this time, Sport England has launched a #StayInWorkOut campaign.

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#StayInWorkOut and PE with Joe Wicks: videos to keep fit at home
The Week UK
Speaking to the BBC, Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth said: “Even if social isolation means being inside – if you feel well, it is easier than ever to get active.”

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Virtual sport sessions for children during school closures
WiredGov
More than 400 trusted and experienced leaders in school sport and physical activity are being redeployed to provide online activities and digital content for children during school closures. Tim Hollingsworth quoted: “Helping our children stay active is going to be more important than ever – for everyone’s physical and mental health,”
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Sport England to open grant system to tackle effects of Coronavirus
Leisure Week
Sport England is planning to open its Small Grants programme to help ease the financial pressures put on sports clubs and organisations by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The grassroots body has already initiated a three-month period of “significant flexibility” as part of plans to offer targeted support to organisations.
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Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth happy with how sport is handling crisis
The Sentinel (Stoke-on-Trent)
Chief executive of Sport England Tim Hollingsworth has praised how governing bodies have handled the coronavirus outbreak. Sport has shut down this month as the country tries to get control of the global pandemic.

IOC contingency plans encouraged
Glasgow Evening Times
The Games organiser continues to insist that “cancellation is not on the agenda”, in spite of the growing difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Hollingsworth, chief executive of Sport England, has praised the way UK governing bodies have responded to the crisis. He said: “I speak to the leaders of the governing bodies, every single one of them is making the absolutely correct difficult decision.”

Also in: Birmingham Mail, Evening Chronicle (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

SPORT ENGLAND

Childs play runs in the family
Women’s Running (UK)
Last year Sport England reported that a large number of mums feel guilty taking time out to exercise. Conversely however, research has found that the children of parents who regularly exercise are more likely to take part in regular exercise themselves.

Leigh Judo Club plans to develop centre of excellence for martial arts
Bolton News
They club devised a plan for its future and applied to the Sport England Community Asset Fund, which they received a further £35,000 from.

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GENERAL

Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus, confirms veteran IOC member
The Daily Telegraph
Team GB’s elite athletes are currently only funded until April 2021, meaning that UK Sport would also have to seek additional income in order to keep supporting those sportspeople until new dates for the Olympics and Paralympics.

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