Sports: Children

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117380, what estimate he has made of the number of children who will take up organised sport as a result of that funding.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Approximately 21,500 schools are engaged in the School Games programme, which is around 90% of schools in England. As of 30 September 2017 10,127 satellite clubs have been established and 579,246 participants engaged.

The Families Fund and the Potentials Fund are new investment streams, and information on their impact will be measured by Sport England during the course of the projects

Sport England have also developed the Active Lives: Children and Young People survey (ALC), which will provide a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. The survey was launched in schools in September 2017 and results will be available from January 2019.

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