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Nearly one in four British children overweight or obese

According to research, almost a quarter of British children under the age of five are overweight or obese.

The study found that the UK has the second-highest proportion of overweight children out of the 28 countries that were able to provide data.

With 23.1% of youngsters in the under-five age group classed as overweight or obese, the UK was second only to Ireland, which registered 27.5%.

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Rugby technique, game sense and fitness

Developed by one of the game’s top coaches and endorsed by the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Games & Drills contains over 115 games and drills designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.

This book is packed with the most effective games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical challenges.

In addition, the detailed descriptions with accompanying illustrations will help you make the most of training sessions and ensure you are ready for game day.

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Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Sports-parentChildren as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

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Teaching swimming by ability rather than age

Assessments and Activities for Teaching SwimmingSwimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits.

However a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill, meaning not only are they missing out on the health benefits, but they also are at risk when in the water.

Part of that risk comes from receiving either no instruction or no differentiated instruction.

Children receiving swimming lessons are commonly grouped by age but many lack the basic skills required for their age level.

Assessments and Activities for Teaching Swimming solves this problem by offering differentiated instruction for every participant in any class or programme, based on each participant’s aquatic developmental level.

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