An ambitious new strategy to get more people active has been released by Sport England. The announcement comes during the launch of the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust’s newest project, Get Active Wandle Valley.

The strategy, ‘Towards An Active Nation’ aims to engage people in sport in physical activity regardless of ability or level, whilst encouraging the sports sector to treat those who may or may not take part as valued customers.

Project coordinator Dan Cudmore welcomed the ideology of the new strategy:

“This new strategy signifies a moment of change for sport in this country and the hard work comes now. Sport England have outlined a new, more positive direction but everyone needs to contribute in order for this to be successful. Get Active Wandle Valley will definitely play a part in that.”


Sport England's New Strategy

Get Active Wandle Valley will share these aims and will offer activities for as many people as possible. Innovative projects have been outlined for late Summer 2016 including ‘Fit Families’ for young people and parents or grandparents to enjoy getting active together and ‘Forever Fit’ which incorporates social opportunities and easy going activities for those over 50 years old.

“Our programme of activities will truly offer something for everyone, which is completely aligned to the strategy for an Active Nation” – Dan Cudmore, Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

The bold strategy from Sport England is welcomed by the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust and Get Active Wandle Valley will activate over 2,500 local people over the next 3 years.

Get Active Wandle Valley is a partnership initiative targeting deprived communities in the Wandle Valley in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Croydon.
This project is one of over 40 projects to secure a share in £8.2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. Encouraging people to give sport and physical activity a go, the fund empowers local communities to reach out to people who for one reason or another don’t exercise.
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