£24m boost to help young people try sports

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An extra £24m is being given to expand Sport England’s successful Sportivate programme nin Lincolnshire.

The National Lottery funding means Sportivate can continue helping young people aged 14 to 25 get involved in sports from judo and tennis to wakeboarding and parkour (free-running)until 2017. The aim is to help young people who currently aren’t playing sport to find a sport they like.

The initiative is run in the county by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership. New figures show that 4,237 teenagers and young adults in the county have already benefitted from free or discounted six-to-eight week sports coaching courses through Sportivate. Of these, 3,536 have successfully completed their course. The organisers hope most continue with their chosen sport afterwards.

For more information, visit www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate