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SPORT Women and sport inquiry begins

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has hosted the first evidence session at the House of Commons as part of its inquiry into women and sport. Ch a i r ed by John

Whittingdale, the first ses- sion heard evidence from Tim Woodhouse, head of policy and external affairs at Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation; Rimla Akhtar from the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation and Claire Wheeler, strategic lead for equity at charity Streetgames. Jane Ashworth, CEO of StreetGames, called

Tim Woodhouse speaking at the first session of the inquiry

for the inquiry to “not forget” those who she said will stand to benefit most from getting more active – disadvantaged young women. “Disadvantaged young people can expect to live almost eight years less than their more

affluent peers and sport is a key way to address this inequality,” she said. “Yet young people from disadvantaged

areas participate in sport far less than their more affluent peers and this gap is even greater for young women from these areas.” Details:

Support for new CIMSPA business plan

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced that five employers in the sport and activity sector have committed to investing in the UK development body following its new business plan. CIMSPA, which provides leadership

and drives standards for professionals working in sport and physical activity, has secured the support of Everyone Active, Leisure Connection, DC Leisure, the Amateur Swimming Association and Greenwich Leisure Limited. Te new investors in the institute have

Te plan was adopted record numbers of CIMSPA members

purchased more than 150 memberships for their respective teams between them. Te new business plan was welcomed and

adopted by a record number of CIMSPA mem- bers at its AGM on 7 November 2013 with the plan including a new governance structure fol- lowing a three-month business review led by

CIMSPA trustee David Stalker. At CIMSPA’s AGM, 185 out of 203 mem-

bers voted in favour of the new business plan, while Julian Leybourne (ICON Training), Carl Bennett (NHS Stoke on Trent) and Ian Nicks (independent pool consultant) were elected as new trustees. Details:

SRA chief executive Tim Lamb announces retirement

Tim Lamb, chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA), has announced his intention to retire from the post in February 2014. Lamb steps down aſter eight years in the role

and his decision follows a programme of mod- ernisation which included an agreement for a


new strategic direction and the negotiation of a three-year funding deal with Sport England. He said: “Te Alliance’s funding is secure and

with the Olympic and Paralympic cycle begin- ning again, it feels like a good time to sign off.” Details:

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