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…

POSTPONED DUE TO PITCH CONDITIONS

This time of year managers, coaches and players from across the country await the dreaded inevitable. Whether it be via an email, text message or a social media update, the crushing words “postponed due to pitch conditions”, not only dampens the spirit of many, it reduces the amount of time people play. Even if a…

Call for Papers, football and health improvement

Dear all, We would like to raise your attention to the forthcoming call for papers. Call for Papers, Special Issue on ‘Football and Health Improvement’ Guest Editors: Daniel Parnell and Andy Pringle Following on from our co-edited Special Issue ‘Football and Inclusivity’, which is currently in-press, colleagues at the Centre of Active Lifestyles (Institute of Sport Physical…

Special Issue: Football and Inclusivity (Soccer and Society)

SOCCER & SOCIETY: Special Issue: Football and Inclusivity Guest Editors: Daniel Parnell and David Richardson CONTENTS Introduction Daniel Parnell and David Richardson (To link to this article click here or open/free access here). Click here for 50 FREE Downloads of the Introduction. Corporate social responsibility and social partnerships in professional football  Geoff Walters and Mark Panton (To link to this article click here). Little United and…