New Industry Magazine – SportsNation – Launched for the Sport, Physical Activity and Play Sector

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The sport and physical activity industry will have a new magazine and resource from January 2022, when SportsNation is launched. The strapline for the magazine is “building active communities” and each issue will include news, interviews, case studies and examples of best practice from across the physical activity, sport and play markets.

SportsNation will take its place as the industry’s leading magazine and will focus on the delivery and management of physical activity facilities. The content will focus on the people, places, policies and products that help to build active communities throughout the UK.

Its readership will include senior decision makers involved in all aspects of the sector – from national governing and funding bodies, sports clubs, educational institutions and local authorities, to architects, designers, consultants, contractors and suppliers. In addition to the extensive readership, SportsNation will have a high profile and level of distribution at industry exhibitions, seminars and conferences throughout the year.

The bi-monthly magazine will be available both in physical and digital form and digital subscription is free. For a free subscription to SportsNation, please visit:

SportsNation is the official magazine of SAPCA – the Sports and Play Association Construction Association. The publisher is John Challinor, who has worked in the publishing industry – specialising in sports, fitness and physical activity – for more than 25 years. SportsNation’s editorial coverage will be directed by Tom Walker, SAPCA’s communications manager, who will be working closely with an editorial steering group.

SAPCA chief executive, Chris Trickey, said: “The launch of SportsNation in January 2022 will kick off an important year for SAPCA, during which the association will reach a significant landmark, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The magazine is part of the continuation of a revised and extended communications strategy for us.

“It is a very exciting opportunity for the association and I very much look forward to SportsNation becoming an essential read for anyone working or involved in the sport, physical activity and play sectors.”

For any advertising enquiries, please contact John Challinor at: or on 01202 742968.