Sports funding

Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, and Sport England have announced plans for the mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There will be £135m for Places People Play to invest in facilities, sports leaders and sporting opportunities. A nationwide campaign, Sportivate, will capture the excitement of sport, providing opportunities for teenagers and young adults to receive six weeks of coaching in the sport of their choice and guiding them into regular participation within their community.

The Guardian has published an analysis of the Department for Education’s decision to end the £162m PE and Sports strategy. It suggests that it will harm children’s health and bring new job losses, and breaks pledges made to the Olympics Committee about combating children’s increasingly sedentary lifestyles.


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