On the way back from speaking at a Rotary Lunch at Wigston I found myself almost ‘back home’ where I started the first few years of my life on the Netherhall Estate in Leicester. I had been talking about my life journey and it seemed appropriate to have a quick look at life 45 years…

Google to Take on Apple in Health and Fitness Tracking with ‘Google Fit’

The battle for ‘Quantified Self’ and wearable sports technology continues at a pace.. with the big beasts involved this will become mainstream much quicker than we can imagine. So measuring activity should be so much easier. Just weeks after Apple announced its Health app for iOS 8 and corresponding HealthKit platform for allowing developers and…

Article on leadership in sport for Leisure Review

Being a leader – or at least being an effective leader – is never easy. But it is true what Martyn says in the original piece in this series: that being a leader in troubling times presents a particular set of challenges. At the Sport and Recreation Alliance I am currently going through the process…

Funding sport is much more than Active People Survey

The Active People Survey 8 results show that the number of people over 16 playing sport once a week has risen to over 15.6 million. The Active People Survey is the largest ever survey of sport and activity in Europe and was launched in 2005 to continuously measure the number of people taking part in…

The Uber app row!

The battle by London taxi drivers over a simple App may have a Luddite battle written all over it – how about smashing up some machinery along the way. It is easy to mock but these disruptive technologies & the pace of change are challenging all of our safe preconceptions about current services. The same…

Lord Moynihan Sports Bill? Out of the Blue

Looks like Lord Moynihan has dusted off some elements of Raising the Bar and a wish list into a Private Bill launched in the Lords. At least it will stimulate some political debate around what is possible! Lord Moynihan Sports Bill? Out of the Blue