Awkward marriage or golden opportunity? by David Stalker, CEO, ukactive

Yesterday, Cola-Cola Great Britain announced a national physical activity programme called Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives. At its heart, the programme is made up of a programme of free, fun activities in parks across the UK, delivered in partnership with local authorities. When our development director said we had the opportunity to work with Coke on a [...]

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Flame Conference 2013: The speakers part 2

A Sandwich Course Derek Williams If you had said to me back in the mid 1980s, that a new sandwich outlet was going to be started that would come to dominate the London sandwich industry, I would have thought that you were mad. At about that time, two chartered surveyors – Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair [...]

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Flame Conference 2013: The speakers part 1

The ukactive Flame Awards and Conference 2013 take place next week at Telford International Centre, on the 2nd-3rd July. Each conference we aim to bring together speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and specialties to inform and enlighten on many aspects of the health, fitness and physical activity sector and this year is no [...]

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David Stalker: The importance of a Chartered Institute

This week you may have seen the announcement from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) that I will be conducting a business review of the organisation, in order to prepare its new governance structure as required by its new Charter, due to be ratified by its members in late [...]

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David Stalker blog post: Andrew Marr and exercise

This week much of the health media coverage has focussed on Andrew Marr’s statement at the weekend that his stroke was caused following a session of high intensity interval training on a rowing machine. Does Andrew Marr’s stroke tell us it’s time to slow down? (The Telegraph) Andrew Marr’s stroke caused by intense exercise (The [...]

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ukactive responds to imminent new £100m school sport policy


ukactive, the not-for-profit body which exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often has broadly welcomed the imminent announcement of a new school sports policy brokered by Lord Coe and the prime minister. It is expected that tomorrow the government will make a major announcement on sport [...]

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