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Sport England: clubs urged to take up CASC scheme

From Sport England on the benefits of becoming a CASC club:  Sports Minister, Gerry Sutcliffe MP, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Timms MP, have said that over 40,000 amateur sports clubs are missing out on a collective £100 million a year […]

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Rowing to receive £9.1 million from Sport England

Sport England has announced that Rowing is to receive funding of £9.1 million, its share of the ‘£480 million investment in 46 sports to deliver grassroots sporting opportunities and a lasting Olympic legacy of one million people playing more sport.’ The […]

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Chair of UK Sport takes her place in House of Lords

Alistair McKean, Bronze medallist 2008 Paralympics, with Baroness Campbell earlier this year.  From the UK Sport website ‘Baroness Campbell has served sport with high distinction over several decades in a number of high profile and influential roles. She lectured at Loughborough University […]

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Sport England: stats show more people playing sport

The number of adults in England who regularly play sport has risen by more than half a million over the past two years, according to new research. The results of the Active People Survey 2 show that the number of […]

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Sir Steve Redgrave endorses ‘Row Safe’ guidance

Sir Steve Redgrave, five times Olympic gold medallist and Honorary President of the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA), backs the new Row Safe guidance. “I’m pleased to endorse this Row Safe Guide. In my view safety is not something that should […]

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ARA Medals of Honour 2008

The 2008 ARA Medals of Honour were awarded at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27th September. Di Ellis, Chairman, said  ‘it is my pleasure to announce the names of those awarded this year’s ARA Medals of Honour, given in recognition of two […]

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Sport England announces major investment in elite training facilities

Following the Government’s announcement of a new investment fund for elite training centres, Sport England gives details of how it will spend millions of pounds to give athletes in England the best chance of success at the London 2012 Olympic […]

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Safety warning – lifejacket recall

Seago has issued the following important safety notice: Some Seago 150 and 175 lifejackets, including Junior lifejackets, may have a defect which could result in serious injury. Seago Yachting is extending the recall they issued in May of Seago 150 & […]

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Sport England – Nurturing talent

From Sport England:  20 British rowers competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games began their sporting journeys at clubs and projects funded by Sport England. Project Oarsome, the Amateur Rowing Association’s innovative programme aimed at attracting, retaining and nurturing 11-16 year […]

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House of Lords v House of Commons boat race

  As befits such an auspicious occasion, a traditional wooden shallop, propelled by oarsmen in the ceremonial red coats of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, rowed up the Thames on Thursday 17th July to open the Parliamentary Boat Race. […]

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