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Football Club Community Trusts Tackling Global Health Issues Locally

While the nation is gripped with following the Women’s World Cup, it is important to remember that the work of football extends from global competitive events to global challenges including health and wellbeing.

Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Zoe Rutherford
Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Andy Pringle
Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Stephen Zwolinsky
Leeds Beckett Logo Dr Nicky Kime
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Get Healthy, Get Active: A successful physical activity intervention for inactive community-dwelling older adults?

Globally, less than 12% of older adults (≥65 years) are physically active daily and over 60% spend more than ten hours per day engaged in sedentary behaviour.

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WHO report: a new take on 'freedom of movement'

In these BREXIT days, the new WHO report provides a new, scientific, take on ‘freedom of movement’. WHO confirm that more young children need to be made ‘free’ to move every day.

The research team

Enabling physiotherapists to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury - an international collaboration

This semester I was successful in obtaining a research fellowship at Leeds Beckett University to lead a project aiming to enhance physical activity (PA) promotion by physiotherapists to people with spinal cord injury (SCI).


Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new 5-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, featuring many of the components of the highly regarded Multi Activity Course for serving personnel.

Chris Kay

Our involvement in the Injured Players Foundation ski trip

The School of Sport, through Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO), has built an outstanding reputation for delivering bespoke support to wounded injured and sick service personnel through the BattleBack Centre at Lilleshall.

Professor Anne Flintoff, Dr. Bonnie Pang, Dr. Beccy Watson

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Success - Rethinking the Health Experience and Active Lifestyles of Chinese Students.

Two senior academics in the School of Sport, Emeritus Professor Anne Flintoff and Dr. Beccy Watson, have won prestigious European Union, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship funding.

Leeds Beckett Logo Professor Anne Flintoff
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Calling on the Government for more to be done on Childhood Obesity

Based on the current estimates that 4.5 million UK children can be classified as either overweight or obese, the Government – after extensive lobbying – published a Childhood Obesity Plan in August 2016. It was met with severe disappointment all-round, including from the food industry.

Leeds Beckett Logo Dr James Nobles
Luke Barnes

FA aim to double girls football participation through girls only sessions

Women’s increased participation in football has been dramatic. Football is now the number one participation team sport for women in many countries, including England (UEFA, 2016). However, despite their interest, young girls can still be reluctant to take the first steps to get involved.

Leeds Beckett Logo Luke Norris