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Sports: Young People

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 52398, tabled on 8 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage young adults to engage in team sports in their local communities.

Answered on

16 November 2016

Government is committed to getting more young people from all backgrounds engaging in sport and physical activity, including team sports. Last year government published a new strategy, 'Sporting Future', which sets out a number of important actions that will ensure that all young people can benefit from engagement in sport and physical activity

Sport England will be investing in team sports through its new programmes designed to support the people who regularly play sport, and programmes designed to tackle inactivity.

Community sports teams will also be able to benefit from Sport England’s new Community Asset Fund, which will make £7.5 million of National Lottery funding available to support community clubs to modernise or expand their facilities.