The London 2012 Legacy Plans have now been made Public
Posted: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:07
Published by sports minister, Hugh Robertson, the plans also include the £300m transformation of the Olympic Park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; an annual £125m investment in elite sport ion the fun run up to the 2016 Games; and support for the Join In programme to build on the spirit of volunteering.
Other initiatives mentioned in the plans include:
- Bringing 20 major sporting events to the UK by 2019.
- The continuation of Sport England's £135m Places, People, Play initiative
- Introduction of a School Games programme
- Increasing emphasis on physical education lessons at school
- Further funding for the UKs international sports development programme, International Inspiration
- 1.5m funding to the English Federation of Disability Sport to increase participation numbers
Andy Reed, Chair of the Sports & Recreation Alliance, welcomed the plans.
'It;s really pleasing to see that the minister of sport has set out a clear and transparent plan to achieve our legacy goals,' Reed said.
'His commitment to providing regular updates shows that the government is not shying away from the legacy challenge ahead of us.
'The minister has acknowledged that there is still more to do in respect of school sport and that is very welcome.
'We also need to make sure that the government protects the nation's sports facilities and most importantly that includes our school playing fields. This means listening to the advice provided by experts when applications to sell playing fields are made.
'Reducing the pressure placed on local authorities and more strategic co-operation between government departments are going to be key factors in the success of this plan'.