fit-tech start- ups set to revolutionise physical activity

Eleven companies have joined ukactive’s start-up accelerator programme ActiveLab for 2018 to help provide solutions to the physical inactivity epidemic. The selection process saw more than 120

companies from across the globe apply to ukactive to join ActiveLab, with the final 11 companies chosen by a panel of experts from fitness and business. The successful companies will now undergo a 12-week programme which includes expert training, strategic development, account management support and access to a vast network of fitness and technology partners. Among the start-ups selected for the

programme are Find a Player, a Facebook- style app that makes it easier for people to organise, find and play more than 140 sports with others; School of Calisthenics, an online educational platform for people to get active without the need for any equipment, using just their own bodyweight to train; and Walk With Path, a company that develops wearables that aid movement and reduce the risk of falls for vulnerable people. “Drawing on ukactive’s worldwide network

of experts and advisors, ActiveLab will provide added impetus and support to these [start-ups] as they aim to change the face of fitness,” says Steven Ward, CEO of ukactive.

Craven Cottage Riverside stand plans approved

Fulham Football Club’s plans to redevelop the Riverside Stand at Craven Cottage have been approved following a planning hearing at London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Consultations with supporters and local residents were held last October at two exhibitions at Craven Cottage prior to plans being submitted in December. The Club’s previous Riverside Stand design

received planning permission in 2013 and this enhanced scheme also incorporates the opening of the riverside walk from Putney to Hammersmith, an aspect of the approved design and a major benefit to the local area, in addition to improved facilities for users on both match and non-match days. The new stand will increase the overall


capacity of Craven Cottage and the main works are expected to commence in the summer of 2019, with a full timeline of scheduled works announced in due course. “Our goal for a brighter future for Fulham

Football Club, the neighbourhood, our borough and all of London is now at our doorstep. The news wouldn't be possible if not for supporters and local residents who believed in our vision, so I hope they will join us in celebrating what will be a new and important chapter in the history of Fulham and Craven Cottage. While there are too many people to thank, no one who helped to play a role in this process to date will ever be forgotten,” said Shahid Khan, chairman of Fulham Football Club chairman.

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