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Defining moments in these athletes’ careers caused a surge in baby names

Major sporting events have been inspiring and motivating young athletes for decades, but which of these events have inspired baby names?

New research carried out by Betsperts has analysed the latest ONS data to reveal which popular athletes and sporting moments are inspiring the most baby names in the UK .

See the full list of names here:

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3 Ways to Get Your Daughter Into Sports – and Keep Them Interested

Young girls “fall out of love” with sport by the time they’re teenagers.

A damning study from Women in Sport revealed that even active young girls become less sporty as they enter their teen years due to a lack of confidence, the pressure of schoolwork, and not feeling safe outdoors.

In a world where girls and young women face barriers to certain jobs, equal pay, and more,...

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Sport and music education championed with new investment

New sport and music opportunities announced to better support children’s development

Children across the country to be supported to find and develop their passions through increased opportunities to study music, learn instruments, and take up sports and activities thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into sports and music education.

The announcement made by the government today...

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Is the UK potentially missing out on their next big sports star? Research suggests kids would rather stream than play sport

Slam Dunk: Sports Direct reignites kids’ passion for PE with mass participation school event
  • New research suggests that three times as many children would rather watch a streaming service (48%) than play sport (16%)
  • Sport only came in 4th as a favourite pastime (27%), with twice as many kids listing watching streaming services (58%) or playing computer games (56%) as their
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Parents back longer school day for more sport and drama, new poll

  • Longer school day vital to youth recovery from pandemic
  • The call from the Centre for Social Justice, backed by rugby ace Lawrence Dallaglio, comes after UK’s Covid-19 curbs see a 55 per cent increase in ‘severely absent’ pupils
  • YouGov poll shows 23 per cent of England’s poorest children denied extra-curricular activities
  • Disadvantaged pupils faced an 18-
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Crowdfunder partners with Sport England, Sport Wales and Sport NI to deliver crucial funding pots for sports clubs

  • Powered by funding from Sport England, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland, Crowdfunder will oversee £6.5m of funding for grassroots sports clubs, sports charities already seeking public support
  • Funds are launched as new stats reveal almost 100% of sports clubs across England suffered financial losses during the pandemic, with many turning to crowdfunding to stay
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Countdown to kick off: Sports Direct and Nike get kids back into sport with nation’s biggest kickabout 

  • New research suggests more than half (52%) of parents are struggling to get children back into physical exercise, despite restrictions lifting and sport restarting
  • The majority (61%) admit their children can easily go days without physical activity
  • To get kids back on their feet, Sports Direct and Nike launch Monster Kickabout - an action packed football
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