Thursday, 18 June 2009

CWO: Women in Sport

Last night saw the CWO Forum on Women in Sport, with Hugh Robertson, MP, the Shadow Minister for the Olympics.

The event discussed a wide variety of topics, including getting more young girls at school into sport (including how mothers need to be targetted to ensure this happens); hearing about the great work the FA are doing at getting girls playing football, and discussion of incentivising sports playing.

I raised a question about the provision of sports teams etc in East London, and particularly around Victoria Park. If you are down in Clapham, Wimbledon, or other SW London areas, there are a large number of women's leagues in various sports. This is much less so in East London. Hopefully the Olympics, and some of the budget on building up community sports will address this.

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