Call for papers – Healthy Stadia, the current state of play from policy to practice

Leeds Beckett University researchers are calling for submissions to help contribute towards a forthcoming issue of Sport in Society: Culture, Commerce, Media, Politics. This special issue addresses the complex reality of the relationship between sport clubs, their stadia and health. Businesses have been challenged by government and the public to operate more ethically and sustainably.…

Community-Based Recreational Football: A Novel Approach to Promote Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Most recently we (Dan Parnell, Andy Pringle, Jim McKenna and Stephen Zwolinsky) read some research on the role of community football in promoting physical activity and quality of life in prostate cancer survivors. Our comment on this research is below. For the link to open access article please click here. Comments on Bruun, D.M. et al. Community-Based Recreational…

Research: World Cup 2014: festival of football or alcohol?

Following the World Cup 2014 a number of journalists and academics highlighted and discussed the controversy of corporate influence the balance between sponsorship requirements and corporate social responsibility. Below is a rapid communication we, Stephen Zwolinsky, Jim McKenna, Andy Pringle and Dan Parnell had published in the British Medical Journal. Re: World Cup 2014: festival of football…

SCANDAL-RIDDEN FIFA DESERVES CREDIT FOR GOOD WORK ON FOOTBALL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Over the past 15 years football medicine research has developed significantly. The FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre has played a significant role in developing and collating information and addressing a variety of medical issues such as injury prevention, protecting players’ health and promoting health within communities and society as a whole. The transparency of…

MEGA-SIZED SPORTING EVENTS TOO OFTEN FAIL TO DELIVER HEALTH LEGACY

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games is raising awareness of the achievements of injured armed forces personnel and the games have once again spurred conversations about the legacy of big sporting events – in this case how the event might benefit injured personnel in years to come. One leading consultancy firm has already pledged that the games will change the way…