Strength-building exercises help adolescents reduce health risks

4 April 2014, 09:59

Weight training The treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming.

But a recent research study concludes that adding strength-building exercises will help adolescents reduce the risks of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, show that strength capacity is strongly associated with lower cardiometabolic risk in adolescents, even after controlling for the influence of BMI, physical activity participation and cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Step it up for Sport Relief

13 March 2014, 14:50

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash and it’s back from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March. Schools throughout the Uk and Northern Ireland will be taking part in a whole range of fundraising efforts while getting active and having fun at the same time.

To get you in the mood here’s a catchy little number that has been specially written and produced by Out Of The Ark for TES. A word of warning though, it’s one of those songs that you’ll struggle to get out of your head once it’s in there.

Good luck with your own fundraising efforts.


£750m extra for primary school sport in England

6 February 2014, 13:32

school sportsdayPrimary schools in England are to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

The direct funding scheme for school sport, announced last year, is going to be extended for a further five years.

Each year primary schools will continue to receive £8,000, plus £5 per pupil.

As well as promoting good health, Mr Cameron says, school sport has an important role in building “confidence and a sense of achievement”.

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Tournament planning made easy

5 February 2014, 11:56

Take the headache out of planning and organising tournaments and competitions with Organizing Successful Tournaments.

It provides access to over 2,600 web-based Microsoft Word templates which form the framework for virtually any type of tournament – from a simple five-a-side competition to a multi-league, season long event.

These templates are programmed to automatically create draw sheets in minutes for competitions based on your input of divisions, seeds, locations, dates and times.

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Move over Jake

13 January 2014, 09:46

Jake HumphreysBT Sport has kicked off its nationwide search for the next Jake Humphrey or Caroline Pearce with the BT Sport Young FA Cup Presenter of the Year competition.

The competition will present the winner with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being part of BT Sport’s live FA Cup Final coverage on May 17th.

On FA Cup Final day from London’s Wembley stadium, the winner will film a segment for BT Sport’s broadcast of that match alongside lead football anchor Jake Humphrey.

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Archery step by step

2 December 2013, 11:57

Master the skills, techniques and strategies necessary to shoot accurately, consistently and safely.

Archery, Steps to Success is packed with progressive instruction and accompanying full-colour photographs.

This unique resource contains exercises for both recurve and compound bows and covers each phase of the shot, from stance, draw and aim to release and follow-through.

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FA launches new schools football initiative

11 October 2013, 09:53

Team SixteenThe Football Association, along with delivery partners The English Schools FA (ESFA) and The Independent Schools FA (ISFA), has launched TEAM SIXTEEN, a new intra-school football programme.

TEAM SIXTEEN aims to engage secondary school children who are not currently participating in sporting activity outside of regular physical education lessons and it also forms The FA’s Level 1 School Games offer.

The programme also provides leadership opportunities for pupils, encouraging students to be placed in organising roles.

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Are genes magic bullets for running success?

19 July 2013, 10:39

Kenyan AthletesRunners, coaches and exercise scientists often wonder whether running performances are determined primarily by genetic factors or by the environment.

If performances are indeed primarily shaped by genes, coaches and serious runners will begin using cheek swabs to learn what their DNA dictates about their running futures and gene doping could play a prominent role in elite competitions.

But according to Owen Anderson, author of the forthcoming Running Science, both genetics and environment play a vital role in determining running performance.

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Taking the right steps to tennis success

11 July 2013, 09:45

Tennis Steps to Success provides in-depth, progressive instruction with accompanying full-colour photographs for each stroke. From forehand to backhand, serve to volley, this popular guide has it covered.

Practice and improve those techniques with more than 80 drills that feature a unique scoring system to gauge and accelerate progress.

After mastering the skills, add tactical knowledge to make the right shots in match situations and achieve on-the-court success.

You’ll learn how to neutralize your opponent’s strengths, recognize weaknesses, force errors and capitalize on every opportunity.

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The Football 150 Conference

10 July 2013, 16:09

NationalFootballMuseumFootball150_Black Football 150 Conference
The National Football Museum,
Manchester. 2nd to 4th September, 2013

To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association, the National Football Museum is hosting the Football 150 Conference.

This conference seeks to explore the historical, sociological, artistic and all other aspects of men and women’s football in all its varieties.

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