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Sported named Official Charity of #BTSIA - 14 Apr 2014

The Sport Industry Group is delighted to announce that Sported, the UK charity working to deliver a lasting legacy from London 2012 by transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport, will be the Official Charity Partner of the BT Sport Industry Awards, which will once again bring together the entire indust… read more

Hart launches Gillette coaching programme - 10 Apr 2014

Gillette brand ambassador Joe Hart has launched the Gillette Great Start programme, in partnership with sports coach UK, which celebrates the role of coaching and supports coaches by offering grants awarded through the scheme.  read more

Global Sports Symposium heads to Arsenal - 07 Apr 2014

The Global Sports Symposium, presented by the same team behind the US-based Ivy Sports Symposium, will head out internationally this summer, landing in London to bring together decision-makers of the industry for a day of networking, discourse and learning.  read more

Havas S&E launches sustainability offering - 02 Apr 2014

Havas Sports & Entertainment has launched a new service offer: Havas ISE (Indicator of Sustainability Engagement), a tool and consulting service to help brands embed sustainability into all of their experiential programs and events. read more

Investec backs Kick it Out campaign - 25 Mar 2014

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, has secured a two-year partnership with investment banking and asset management group Investec, who will work with the campaign on the delivery of a number of projects. read more

ITV & T.M.Lewin join Soccer Aid lineup - 19 Mar 2014

Soccer Aid returns to Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium for a fifth time in June with another star-studded showdown between England and the Rest of The World, with the game to be broadcast live on ITV, while T.M.Lewin has been announced as the Official Outfitter for the match, in aid of UNICEF. read more

Sport Wales confirms young people funds - 18 Mar 2014

£1.78 million of funding has been made available to meet the Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s Schools and Physical Activity Task and Finish Group’s recommendation that young people in Wales become physically literate. read more

Beyond Sport United confirms June date at Yankees - 14 Mar 2014

The world of sports will address the globe’s most pressing issues through cutting-edge digital strategy and campaigns when the greatest global gathering of sports teams and leagues around social change in history meets at Yankee Stadium on 11th June.  read more

Sports Stars Place NSPCC Cheltenham Bets - 11 Mar 2014

Some of the UK’s top football managers have been placing their bets on day one of Cheltenham to raise money for NSPCC. read more

WSFF pushes for further women’s sport investment - 07 Mar 2014

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) is launching a new campaign, ‘Say Yes to Success’ aiming to secure increases in both commercial investment for, and media coverage of, women’s sport. read more

Subway takes Fast Track with extended brief - 05 Mar 2014

Subway UK & Ireland has extended its brief with international sports marketing agency Fast Track, who will work alongside partner agency Good Relations to develop the Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K events throughout the UK in 2014. read more

Glasgow 2014 to feature Pride House - 24 Feb 2014

Scotland’s first minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, has confirmed that a Pride House will be open for the duration of this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which will welcome LGBT athletes fans and visitors throughout the event. read more

Luol Deng To Launch Uk Basketball Academy - 21 Feb 2014

Team GB and Cleveland Cavaliers’, Luol Deng, will launch his first-ever basketball academy in his adopted hometown of Brixton, South London this summer. read more

Warrior strikes grassroots deal - 18 Feb 2014

Warrior Football has pledged its support of grassroots football by partnering with Goal’s 5-a-side centres, building on the brand’s existing sponsorship of The Warrior Keele Cup.  read more

Santander buttons up Triathlon support - 18 Feb 2014

Santander has confirmed it will lend its support to The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon for a third consecutive year, ahead of the race on 12th July. read more

ER 2015 reveals Volunteer programme - 13 Feb 2014

The England 2015 Organising Committee has launched 'The Pack' – the volunteer programme for Rugby World Cup 2015. read more

Tweddle backs Safer Internet Day - 04 Feb 2014

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has pledged her support for this year’s Safer Internet Day, taking place on Tuesday 11th February, after a number of high-profile examples of online abuse – including the Dancing on Ice star – hit the headlines in the past few weeks. read more

Men United signs Summerbee & Deloitte - 03 Feb 2014

Football legend and prostate cancer survivor Mike Summerbee has joined business advisory firm Deloitte in signing for Men United to spearhead the launch of the campaign, ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’, across the footballing heartlands of the North West. read more

England star spurs on new sports facility - 27 Jan 2014

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend officially unveiled a newly resurfaced third generation artificial grass pitch at a local school in North London this weekend, funded by the Football Foundation, alongside England Women international, Rachel Yankey, West Ham United legend, Sir Trevor Brooking and BBC pundit, Garth Crooks, who is also a Tr… read more

StreetGames secures funding to expand sports offer - 24 Jan 2014

National sports charity, StreetGames, has announced it has been awarded £6 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England to extend the success of its ‘Doorstep Sport Clubs’ programme – which engages 14-25 year olds from disadvantaged areas to encourage them to develop a sporting habit for life - across 2014. read more

Brother UK Launches Schools Programme - 15 Jan 2014

Brother UK, the information communication and technology brand, has today announced the roll-out of its Schools Enterprise Programme from February 2014. The programme will see Brother UK invest over £10,000 into local schools as part of its role as official technology partner of Fulham Football club.  read more

ECB tenders schools programme sponsorship - 13 Jan 2014

The ECB has revealed it is offering Britain's leading companies an opportunity to shape the future of cricket in England and Wales by becoming title sponsor of the ECB's premier schools programme - Kwik Cricket. read more

Henman heads to India with HSBC - 06 Jan 2014

The Wimbledon Foundation has teamed up with HSBC to bring former Great Britain No.1 Tim Henman to India to spearhead a new initiative aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in the country. read more

FA & Premier League launch Afghan partnership - 20 Dec 2013

The Prime Minister has announced a new partnership between The FA, the Premier League and their Afghan counterparts, designed to help the growth and development of Afghan football and the benefits it brings to communities across Afghanistan. read more

250,000 passes boost Western Union campaign - 13 Dec 2013

The Western Union Company, a Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, has revealed over 250,000 successful passes have been completed since the launch of its three-season PASS initiative in September 2012, which turns every completed pass in the European competition into funding for better education around the world. read more

Drogba joins Windhoek Lager Africa campaign - 12 Dec 2013

Premium beer brand Windhoek Lager has announced the launch of a new Pan-African advertising campaign featuring football legend Didier Drogba. The campaign celebrates the story of a beer from Africa that has grown to be celebrated world-wide, and draws comparison to a man who has followed a similar journey. read more

Beyond Sport partners Josoor Institute - 11 Dec 2013

Beyond Sport, the global sport for social change organisation, has been unveiled as a Programme and Course Partner of the Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence designed to give world-class education and training facilities to the people of Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa. read more

Soccer AM star signs Street League deal - 10 Dec 2013

Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden is to become an ambassador for Street League, the national charity that uses football to engage with unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds, and help them develop key life and employability skills during an eight-week Academy programme. read more

Sport unites in tribute to Mandela - 06 Dec 2013

Sporting figures across the world have united in praise of Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday aged 95. The world-renowned anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa had been in critical condition for the last few months and his death has been met by tributes from those inspired by one of history’s most iconic leaders. read more

Workshops set to build on RLWC momentum - 05 Dec 2013

A series of workshops designed to help community clubs capitalise on the Rugby League World Cup 2013 are set to be rolled out across the country, with 66 clubs already participating in the ‘Welcoming Clubs Workshops’. read more

Land Rover drives social change deal - 04 Dec 2013

Land Rover has been announced as an Official Partner of HITZ, a social change programme delivered by Premiership Rugby and its associated clubs. read more

Liverpool FC in HIV awareness campaign - 03 Dec 2013

Liverpool FC are running a week long campaign to raise awareness for World AIDS Day 2013 and Living with HIV, Standard Chartered’s global HIV and AIDS education programme. read more

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