Youth Sport Trust National School Sport Week

The Youth Sport Trust is busy gearing up for its annual celebration of the benefits of being active — National School Sport Week (NSSW).

This year’s event will take place from the 20-24 June at schools up and down the country.

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The Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference 2016

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference 2016 will take place at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent on the 5th and 6th July, 2016.

This has been an exciting twelve months with physical education, school sport and physical activity high on everyone’s agenda.

The afPE national conference is critical for all physical education and school sport professionals working in the sector.

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Call to ban tackling in school rugby

Health experts are calling on the Government to ban tackling in school rugby.

In an open letter to MPs, chief medical officers and children’s commissioners, some 70 doctors and health experts argue that schools should move towards non-contact rugby.

The signatories say studies show the risk of injuries to teenagers is “high and injuries are often serious”.

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School joins ‘clean sport’ anti-doping scheme

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Millfield school in Somerset has signed up for an anti-sports-doping accreditation scheme, the first time a school in the UK has sought this official “clean sport” status.

UK Anti-Doping ensures sports bodies comply with international anti-doping regulations.

A spokeswoman for the anti-doping agency said there was not a problem with doping in school sport, but it was important to get the message across to young athletes.

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Young people ‘priced out of sport’ after leaving school

Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a new study.

The report, Moving the Goalposts: Poverty and Access to Sport for Young People, says  Schools could help by opening facilities to community groups out of hours. Continue reading “Young people ‘priced out of sport’ after leaving school”