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Our latest announcements and opinion from colleagues and contributors on all things sport and physical activity.

'Child-first' coaching campaign launched

23 May 2023

Play Their Way has been developed with insight gathered from current grassroots coaches, as well as via focus groups and workshops with children and young people.

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Active Lives

New consultation to help Active Lives data work best for users

05 May 2023

The consultation aims to understand users' views about how we should allocate future samples at a local level.

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Expert opinion

The 'wonder drug' to improve your mental health

16 May 2023

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week our national partnerships lead for health and inactivity reflects on the barriers faced by those affected by these kinds of conditions, and how we're working to better support everybody to enjoy the benefits activity.

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Seen elsewhere

Calling all men: this is what we can do to help women feel safe exercising in the dark

Our chair Chris Boardman tells the Guardian newspaper why we have to break the cycle of misogyny that makes women feel at risk as This Girl Can’s guide sets out steps you can take to help.

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"It's been a wonderful year, but we must champion change in 2023."

Our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth writes in The Telegraph about the sporting year of 2022, but why we continue to strive for change in the sport and physical activity sector.

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More girls playing football is hard-won progress – but there is still a long way to go

Baroness Sue Campbell writes in The Guardian about why children must have a voice and a choice about sport - "it’s the key to helping more children enjoy sport and physical activity".

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