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Women in Sport has launched new research into the menopause and sport and activity alongside a new curation of images and films in partnership with Getty Images. The charity is calling for action both within and beyond the sport sector to ensure midlife women have the chance to enjoy sport and activity and the lifelong benefits they bring.
England Football, The Football Association’s new home for participation and the grassroots game, has launched Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country. The campaign is funded by Sport England as part of the tackling inequalities funding programme.
Children and young people are less likely to return to organised community activity post-lockdown than adults, according to new research by the Sport and Recreation Alliance. The findings show that junior memberships fell by 67% during lockdown, with a projected return at almost 30% less than pre-pandemic levels.
In some countries of the World Health Organization European Region, 1 in 3 children aged 6 to 9 years is living with overweight or obesity. Mediterranean countries have the highest rates of obesity, but the situation there is starting to improve. These are some of the findings of a new WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) report on the fourth round of data collection (2015–2017). The report gives the latest data available on 6- to 9-year-olds in 36 countries in the Region.
New research reveals the majority of Brits are in favour of measures to make it easier for families to walk to school. Living Streets carried out the research ahead of national Walk to School Week (17 – 21 May 2021).
More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, as the NHS rapidly expands services to help deal with the huge disruption caused by coronavirus and lockdown. From this year, teams of experts are offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues.
The Youth Sport Trust has announced its annual campaign, National School Sport Week, is back running under the theme of ‘Together Again’. It wants to encourage as many schools, families, and communities to pledge to holding a ‘Together Again’ school sport day between 19 and 25 June as possible.
More than half of parents say play has boosted family bonds, but they raise the alarm about the loss of kids’ freedom, shows research from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.