Alexandra Kyrke-Smith
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Alexandra is a London-based healthcare market researcher and history graduate with a borderline obsessive interest in sport. She is co-founder of Sporting Speak, a blog with a focus on sports policy and development. She has several years' tennis coaching experience, a strong competitive streak, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Wimbledon winners of the Open Era.

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Physical Inactivity: A Paradigm Shift

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (13:25)

As a nation, we are unhealthy. We could take our pick from hundreds of statistics to illustrate this: that one in three adults in the UK have high blood pressure, that only 1 in 10 children eats the recommended '5 a day', that a quarter of adults in the UK...

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The Gender Gap in School Sport: The UK Needs Transparency, Not a Title IX

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2014 | (12:33)

A government report entitled 'Women and Sport' was published last month highlighting the discrepancy in participation rates in sport between men and women, across all age groups. The report explores a plethora of possible explanations for this, many of them deep-rooted and all of them interlinked. A major...

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FIFA Must Learn Lessons On Head Injuries From the NFL Lawsuit

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (00:00)

Last year, headlines were made when some 4,500 former NFL players, many of whom had suffered with mental health or cognitive problems, sued the league over head injuries sustained whilst playing. The NFL lawsuit was met with scepticism in some quarters. Surely the risk of injury is something that, as...

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Attitudes Must Change to Ensure That Female Sports Coaches Are No Longer the Exception

(8) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (17:11)

Andy Murray's appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as his coach last week made waves in the sporting world. A male player? A female coach? It seemed to come as a surprise to many that a player of Murray's calibre believes that a woman can bring expertise to his game. As a...

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