A successful joint venture between a Gloucestershire school and its town council  has resulted in the construction of a new £1.2m sports hub and could prove to be a useful co-operative model for other small towns across the UK

As the Olympic and Paralympic Games loom, will they inspire and excite young people to engage in sport and physical activity? Or will a preoccupation with the concept of sport hinder progress?

David Carter of flooring specialist Gerflor, member of the Sports & Play Construction Association, offers advice for anyone specifying or buying flooring for sports halls

The choice of site and installation of a synthetic sports surface can be a minefield. Mike Abbott, from the Sports and Play Construction Association, offers a comprehensive guide

Paul Thorogood, chief executive of the Football Foundation, gives pre and post-funding advice by addressing some of the applicants’ most frequently asked questions

Paul Thorogood, CEO of the Football Foundation discusses the community and curriculum benefits that a new football pitch and facilities can offer schools up and down the country

There are hundreds of different surfaces available and there are many factors to consider, so how do you know which one to choose? The Sports and Play Construction Association advises