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Sports: Young People

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initiatives and programmes are in place to encourage the development of rowing facilities and encourage the sport among young people before the London 2012 Olympics. (172196)

The Amateur Rowing Association is one of the 25 national governing bodies of sport which help to deliver the Step into Sport and Club Links workstrands of the National School Sport Strategy. The National School Sport Survey 2006-07 demonstrated that 7 per cent. of schools offered rowing and 3 per cent. of schools had a link with a rowing club.

Since 2003, Sport England has allocated over £3.2 million of Community Club Development Programme funding to the Amateur Rowing Association to help community sports clubs to develop or redevelop their sports facilities.