Latest additions and latest news:
Sport Council Equality Group (June 2013)
Development of a new website to support the Equality Standard for Sport
At recent meetings SCEG have been reviewing their communications strategy. After many years of a website dedicated to the Standard being managed by VAGA, the group decided that it was time to go back to the market.
We are now happy to report that we have established a new contract with Pierce Communications who are designing a new website that will be dedicated to the Equality Standard for Sport. In its early stages the content will be purely focused on the Standard and we will be looking into how we can build on this over time.
The recent survey that you all took part in gave us some excellent feedback about what you need to support your equalities work and your efforts toward achieving against the Standard. The website has been designed with these considerations in mind.
The development process has started and we hope to have the final website ready at the end of the summer. Unfortunately, when the VAGA contract expires at the end of June, there will be a period of time where the current website won't be updated. However, the current documents and resources will still be available for your use and as always you can contact your local sports council with any questions.
We would like to thank VAGA for their hard work and continued support to equality in sport.
Extract from the latest Equality in Sport Newsletter, Edition 99, June 2013
Sport England (13 June 2013)
Active People Survey 7 results released - More young people playing sport
The figures published by Sport England today reveal that 15.3 million people are playing sport once a week, every week. That is 1.4 million more than in 2005 when London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and indicates that most of the increase seen following the Games in 2012 has been retained.
When the figures were last published in December 2012 they showed 750,000 more people playing sport than the previous year. Six months on, despite the coldest March for 50 years, growth of 530,000 has been maintained........
There are also more women playing sport, with netball still continuing to attract high numbers of female players. Nicola Adams’ success in the ring also appears to have an inspirational effect, with record numbers of women donning gloves. These have helped to drive a year-on-year increase of 89,900, further narrowing the gender gap in sport.
Although there is still an unacceptable gap between the number of disabled people and non-disabled people playing sport, the figures for disabled people have been rising steadily since 2005. The latest figures show an increase of 46,600 over the past year with Paralympic sports like equestrianism and athletics growing in popularity.........
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UNESCO reports (30 May 2013)
UNESCO conference in Berlin adopts roadmap to clean up sport and make it accessible for all
Participants at the 5th world conference of sports ministers in Berlin (MINEPS V) today adopted an extensive list of recommendations to curb corruption in sport, share the socio-economic benefits of sport more equitably and ensure access to sport for all.
The Berlin Declaration emphasizes that sport is a fundamental right for all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, age, impairment, cultural and social background, economic resources or sexual orientation. It also underscores the threat to the integrity of sport from transnational organized crime, doping, the manipulation of sports competitions and corruption, which, like sport itself, has become a global phenomenon.....
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You can read the full MINEPS V 'Berlin Declaration' (17 pages)
New content for specific web pages:
Calendar of events - events in 2013
Resources and publications - this is where you will now find details of publications of interest to the sector and links to key sites where information can be sourced.
Latest reports, strategies , etc added:
Active People Survey 7 Q2 April 2012 to April 2013: Once a week participation in sport(1 x 30 minutes moderate intensity). Sport England, 13 June 2013 (5 pages)
Sport England’s main measure of sport is based on the percentage of adults (aged 16+) playing for at least 30 minutes of sport at moderate intensity at least once a week, measured by the Active People Survey (APS). The latest APS results cover the 12 month period from April 2012 to April 2013 (APS7 Q2).Download a copy
More analyses of the latest results can be accessed on the new Sport England website - visit the site
Game on: The Trailblazers’ report on access to grassroots sport. Report 11 of the Inclusion Now Series. Trailblazers, Muscular Dystrophy Association, dated April 2013, released June 2013 (24 pages)
The Trailblazers’ investigation into access to grassroots sport kicked off after the Olympic and Paralympic Games came to London in the summer of 2012. Many young disabled people have been motivated by the spirit of these recent events, which created the momentum to explore further access to local facilities, sports clubs and organisations aiming to encourage young disabled people to get active. Currently, one in 15 disabled adults plays sport regularly compared to one in six of the overall population. The Government recognises that disabled people are significantly less likely to participate in leisure and sporting facilities compared with non-disabled people.
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Equality In Sport News - monthly e-news publication
This edition contains features on:
- Website news
- Research into the financial value of grassroots sport
- The Women's Tennis Association
- The latest Active People results
- News from Scotland
- A variety of general information of interest and new resources of use
- Calendar of forthcoming events.
Sports Councils Equality Group
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