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Sport England release new national figures

| Sport England

Sport England have published the first figures from their new Active Lives survey, giving new insight into how people get active across the nation. The survey, which runs 365 days a year, asks people over 16 across England about the sport and physical activities they take part in. Results will be published twice a year.…

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Major new investments to keep the nation active

| Rounders England

Sport England has announced a portfolio of investments and new funding opportunities designed to build on the 15 million sport and activity regulars to keep their habit and stay healthy. The money, which includes specific awards to governing bodies of sport and two separate open funding programmes, will be targeted at a group known as…

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Ruth Daniels appointed as Independent Chair of Rounders England Board

| Rounders England

Rounders England are thrilled to announce that Ruth Daniels will be taking on the role of Independent Chair of the Board. Her role will be focused on leading the oversight of the delivery of the organisation’s vision and strategy, which corresponds well with the new Sport England strategy. Ruth applied for the post last month…

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Record numbers of women regularly active

| Rounders England

Sport England has today published research showing the number of women playing sport and getting active is at an all time high. 7.21 million women now play sport and do regular physical activity, 250,000 more than when Sport England launched its This Girl Can campaign. It means the gender gap, which once stood at over…

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Small steps to success with Workplace Challenge

| Rounders England

A national eight-week activity challenge launches in the New Year (Wednesday 4th January), designed to encourage more people to introduce ten-minute ‘bite size’ chunks of activity in and around their working day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Bringing together 35 County Sports Partnerships from across England, the Active Lunch Challenge, which runs until 28th February,…

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Rounders England get kitted out in new partnership with iPROSPORTS

| Rounders England

Rounders England have recently secured a brand new partnership with specialist sports clothing provider, iPROSPORTS. The 2017 playing season will see the four England Rounders squads wearing a new design, which offers comfort and durability. iPROSPORTS will supply the elite players with their playing kit as well as other garments that complement the range.  Alongside…

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Team England secures funding for 2018 Commonwealth Games

| Rounders England

England’s best athletes will be heading to the 2018 Commonwealth Games well prepared to defend their record-breaking medal haul in Glasgow, thanks to National Lottery players. Sport England has awarded Commonwealth Games England (CGE) £4 million of National Lottery funding to support Team England’s preparation and give them the competitive edge on Australia’s Gold Coast…

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New Code for Sports Governance published

| Rounders England

Organisations seeking public funding for sport and physical activity must meet new gold standards of governance considered to be among the most advanced in the world, the industry will hear today. A new code_for_sports_governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National…

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North Devon Rounders tournament is a big hit for local charities

| Rounders England

A charity rounders tournament hosted by North Devon Rounders has raised over £500 for local charities. This is the third year the group has organised a charity rounders tournament at Barnstaple Rugby Club, with 125 players enjoying an afternoon of rounders in the sun to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and the…

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