Female Participation in Sport

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 9th July 2015.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Labour, Halifax 9:30 am, 9th July 2015

England is hosting this year’s rugby world cup and I am delighted to be welcoming the cup itself, the Webb Ellis, to Halifax rugby club on 5 August. As a former fly-half for Lancaster University and the Halifax Vandals, it was disappointing that the latter team folded as we simply did not have the numbers to continue. Will the Minister tell me what lessons can be drawn from the Olympics to maximise the rugby world cup as a means of encouraging women in particular to continue all types of sport into their adult lives?