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Basketball: Clubs

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Wasserman Lord Wasserman Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 18 January (HL Deb, cols 77GC–80GC), what plans they have to support local basketball clubs to ensure that such clubs can continue to benefit their communities; and whether they intend to work alongside the basketball governing bodies to this end.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

We are working alongside the sports councils and the national governing body for basketball to help improve the prospects for the game at all levels.

Over the past five years since 2014, Sport England has invested £2,910,834 in basketball-focused projects and facilities in England to get more people playing.

Separate from this, Sport England is investing over £6m in Basketball England between 2017 and 2021. This sum includes £814,000 to enhance the Satellite Clubs offer to help transition young people from education into community clubs earlier and quicker and create a lasting sporting habit for them.

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