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

Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England published

28 September 2023

The statement will help us understand how our relationship with sport and physical activity changes over our lifetime and is shaped by our experiences and our opportunities to be active.

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Birmingham 2022 anniversary

Further investment to build on impact of Commonwealth Games

26 July 2023

The new memorandum of understanding see the Commonwealth Active Communities continued as well as support more volunteering opportunities and provide grant funding for community-led projects.

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Our chair Chris Boardman and the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, mark the further investment to improve access to sport and physical activity across the West Midlands surrounded by children and involved adults.

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The importance of safeguarding

27 September 2023

Our head of children and young people introduces the role of sport welfare officers, a key figure that'll work along those already striving to make sure clubs are inclusive spaces where people are active in a safe environment.

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Seen elsewhere

The legacy benefits of hosting major sporting events

Following the surprise announcement that the Australian state of Victoria would no longer host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth voices his opinion for Inside the Games.

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Commonwealth Games track and field arena

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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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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