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Fr Provincial (far right) with the four Head Masters and the Chair of Governors
The British Jesuit Provincial has blessed and dedicated the new Sports Facility on St Aloysius College’s Garnethill campus in Glasgow, following its officially opening by Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend and Scottish Hockey Internationalist Susan McGilveray. The three-storey building will transform the health and fitness of the College’s pupils, diversify the number of sports it can provide, improve extra-curricular activities and offer year-round weather cover. It will also reduce...
Cardinal Ravasi with the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach
As the Paralympics get underway in Rio, the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican is preparing for a major conference on sport and faith. World-famous athletes, religious leaders and civil authorities are due to gather for the event entitled  Sport and Faith at the Service of Humanity, which is aimed at exploring how the Faith and Sports communities can better serve humanity.The conference between 5 and 7 October 2016 is the fruit of a preparatory commission that first met exactly...
Sport provides opportunities for children to engage with their community
A centre founded by a former pupil of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire to help children succeed in life through sport is launching a major expansion programme for 2016 that will benefit thousands of disadvantaged young people across London.Mike de Giorgio co-founded Greenhouse Sports in 2002 after studying at Stonyhurst in the 1970s. He went on to get a BSC in Politics at Bristol University, and then worked for 19 years as an accountant. Thirteen years ago, he set up the private sporting...
Photo of rugby union players
Rugby union fans counting down the hours until the Rugby World Cup gets underway on 18 September probably need no convincing of the value of sporting pursuits. However, you might be more inclined to join the poet James Kirkup in asking: ‘Is all this courage really necessary?’ If so, Daniel Kearney has some advice, with a little help from a 16th century martyr and a 21st century philosopher. Watching grown men ‘roll each other,/ In the mud’, the poet James Kirkup...