25 March 2007

Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute

Loughborough University to open Sports Technology Institute@pocket-lint

Industrial collaborators include adidas, Callaway Golf, Canterbury of New Zealand, Head, New Balance, Nike, Reebok, Sports World International (Dunlop Slazenger) and Umbro. Recent high profile projects include partnering adidas in the development and validation of their revolutionary 2006 World Cup football; development of personalised football boots for premiership players, using state of the art rapid manufacturing technologies; and work with Nike and Umbro on next generation garments for England’s rugby and football teams.

16 March 2007

Director of Sports Science Appointed at Irish Institute of Sport

Director of Sports Science Appointed at Irish Institute of Sport@Irish Sports Council

Sean Kelly, Executive Chairman of the Irish Institute of Sport, announced today (February 1, 2007) that Professor Greg Whyte has been appointed Director of Sports Science at the Institute.

Professor Whyte, one of four key appointments to be made at the Irish Institute of Sport, will be responsible for coordinating delivery of sports science services to Ireland’s elite athletes. This includes nutrition, psychology, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, biomechanics and exercise physiology. He will be responsible for identifying the needs of individual athletes, in cooperation with their Performance Director, and ensure each athlete is supported by a team of experts working together to maximize the performance of that athlete.

10 March 2007

Singapore launches sports scholarships for undergraduates

SSC launches country's first sports scholarships for undergraduates@CNA

The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) says two local and two overseas scholarships will be awarded each year, in the areas of Sports Science, Sports Management/Marketing, and Sports Media and Broadcasting.

More information on the scholarships can be found on the SSC website www.ssc.gov.sg/scholarship

01 March 2007

Singapore funding for targeted sports

More Sports Associations see higher funding from Sports Council@CNA

SINGAPORE: $31.9m will be disbursed to National Sports Associations (NSAs) this year - that is about $800,000 more than last year's budget.

Sailing once again will take the lion's share, receiving more than $3m, while badminton will receive between $2m and $3m.

Bowling, football, shooting, swimming and table tennis will each receive between $1.5m and $2m.