Posted on Friday 8th Nov 2019
For a nation that this summer won the cricket world cup, bronze in the netball world cup and six medals at the world rowing championships, we still have some of the most inactive and overweight children in the world.
Perhaps the development of so many Lottery-backed junior sports coaching programmes and pathways cuts both ways, causing unwitting polarisation. Children with natural ability are quickly swept up into into them, intimidating the less enthusiastic who often end up taking their games on-screen.
So dire is the situation, the Government will soon launch a Sport and Activity Action plan to address the fact that just 8 per cent of girls and 16 per cent of boys do the one-hour minimum of daily activity recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.
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