(Picture courtesy of Youth Sport Trust)

The Sport England has announced a new sport strategy on its website which will enable greater access to sport for thousands of young people across the country, helping continue the Olympic Games legacy programme.

Every secondary school in England is set to host a community sports club, as part of the new strategy to encourage young people to play sport for life, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced.

The five-year youth and community sport strategy published today will see new school-based sports clubs established with links to one or more sports’ national governing bodies. Expert coaches will run sessions to help create strong ties between schools and local sports clubs already in existence in their area.

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:

“Young people now enjoy far greater opportunities to take part in a whole range of sports when they are at school.  It is the diversity of the sports, beyond the traditional offering, that drives the increase in participation and we must ensure these opportunities continue once they leave school.”

See the full original story on the YST website here