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Relay - young people links 16 June 2014

19 June 2014

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Experts From FIFA, Sports Legacy Institute lend support to PASS initiative – 12 Jun 2014 In the last decade incidents of concussions among youth athletes, many of whom are soccer players, increased by more than 60 percent. Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) is an initiative to integrate a culture of prevention and recommend enhanced practices to reduce the risk of brain injury, specifically concussions, among athletes at the pre-collegiate level. (National Council on Youth Sports Safety) StreetGames and Spirit 2012 brings Commonwealth Games to 10,000 young people across UK – 28 May 2014 National sports charity StreetGames will create 200 Pop Up Clubs during the British summer that will enable disadvantaged young people to take part in their very own Commonwealth Games. (StreetGames) Sports participation and health-related quality of life in children: longitudinal associations – 2014 This Australian study investigated the longitudinal association between sports participation and health-related quality of life in children (as reported by their parents). (University of Wollongong) Aussie kids graded D- in first ever physical activity report card – 21 May 2014 Australian school children rank among the worst in the world for overall physical activity levels, narrowly avoiding a fail in the inaugural Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (PDF). Irish (PDF) and US (PDF) reports are also available. The Canadian report (PDF) includes Canada’s results as well as international comparison. (National Heart Foundation of Australia) Athlete Pathways SIRCuit – March 2014 This Canadian publication features articles on addressing the needs of adolescent athletes and keeping them engaged, athlete motivation and the role of sports parents. (SIRC) Sport and recreation participation and lifestyle behaviours in Waterford City adolescents – 2013 (PDF) This research serves to depict the place of sport and recreation activity within the lives of Waterford city adolescents and examine the lifestyle pursuits of these teenagers and their influence on sport and recreation participation. (Irish Sports Council) Sport Waitakere “Have a Go Surfing Days†set to return to Auckland’s West Coast – 29 May 2014 Primary and intermediate school children in the Waitakere region will get to experience the thrill of surfing and learn valuable surf safety tips from professional instructors as part of Surfing New Zealand’s “Surfing 4 Schools†project. (Surfing NZ) School Alliances Make Sport the Winner – 4 Jun 2014 An innovative school sports competition in southwest Christchurch has proven an all-round winner, with participation growing by 100% over last year. One local high school has shown leadership, growing both sport and community spirit with this unique cluster competition which has an emphasis on ‘having a go’ and having fun. (Sport Canterbury) Childhood sports knee injuries carry heavy burden – 12 May 2014 Knee trauma from a childhood sports injury can have serious consequences in young adults. When assessed three to 10 years after the sports injury, young adults appear to be at higher risk of abnormalities visible on MRI, consistent with future arthropathy and have poorer knee-related quality of life and more knee symptoms. (Family Practice News)

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