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Huge Christmas legacy boost for hundreds of local sports clubs

350 local community sports groups are celebrating today after being offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play National Lottery-funded legacy … Continue reading

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Sir Steve Redgrave sees Sport Makers in action

Five-time Olympic Gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave has seen first hand how a new batch of sporting heroes are helping get more people active. Making a special visit to Middlesex University and Brunel University, Sir Steve met some of the … Continue reading

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Be the first to run 100m in the Olympic stadium with Gold Challenge

Members of the public will get the chance of a lifetime to be the first to run in the Olympic Stadium through Gold Challenge, part of Sport England’s mass participation legacy programme, Places People Play.  On 1 April 2012, Gold … Continue reading

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Ebony Horse Club Community Riding Centre officially opened

Sport England funded Ebony Horse Club Community Riding Centre, which brings sporting opportunities to young people, was officially opened this week by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Based in Brixton, the Riding Centre is the first purpose built riding centre … Continue reading

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Sport England funded projects named as National Lottery Award finalists

Three Sport England funded projects are in with a chance of winning one of the National Lottery Awards. The ceremony is an annual event which aims to find the nations favourite Lottery funded projects and celebrate the difference they make to local communities. … Continue reading

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Young people urged to get out and give sport a go

Sport England has launched a £32 million Lottery programme to get 300,000 young people playing sport. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and young adults are set to benefit from a new sports programme that aims to fulfil the legacy promise made … Continue reading

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Places People Play: London 2012 mass participation legacy plans unveiled

The Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders this morning came together to announce plans for the mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Unveiled by the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, and Sport England, … Continue reading

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