This summer of sport has given us all plenty to celebrate, with a record haul of medals for Team GB at London 2012 and the recent announcement that over 100,000 people have signed up to volunteer at sports clubs and schools in a bid to keep the spirit of the Games alive. London 2012 was an unparalleled success in inspiring many more young people to take up sport and leisure activities.
Talk has now rightly turned to legacy, and the need to harness this inspiration to ensure that we can deliver the champions of the future.
Following the success of the games focus quickly turned to access to sporting facilities, with considerable attention given to the need to retain school playing fields. The Education Secretary has particularly been in line for some very negative press over the sale of playing fields and for endorsing a policy which places remaining fields…
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