The Government is giving our area around £260,000 a year for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide significant additional funding for primary school sport, to help improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.
Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, said, "This is great news as the money will go directly to our primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The best news forschools is that they get the freedom to choose exactly how to use this funding to improve sport and PE. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions. Whatever they decide, I am delighted that this investment will help a generation of children who will feel the benefit for many years to come."