We have sporty plans for your future

PUBLISHED: 13:13 04 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

Council Chiefs will tonight (Thursday 31st May) hear that sport is not just about getting fit and healthy it also tackles anti-social behaviour, regeneration and creates safer communities. In a report to the Community Services Committee at East Cambridges

Council Chiefs will tonight (Thursday 31st May) hear that sport is not just about getting fit and healthy it also tackles anti-social behaviour, regeneration and creates safer communities.

In a report to the Community Services Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, officers will explain how they have delivered a range of sporting activities to residents over the last year and their plans for the future.

In 2006/7, the Sports & Leisure Team held 23 activity road shows over the summer with nearly 500 children participating; issued ten Sports Club grants; appointed coaches to deliver hockey and cricket community activities; and delivered an inclusive sports festival.

Phillip Turner, Sports & Leisure Team Leader at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "Sport can motivate and inspire people, whilst at the same time being beneficial for their physical and mental well-being. At a local level, it's about getting people involved, increasing levels of participation and providing opportunities for everyone to take part in sport and physical activity no matter their skill level.

"In the last year we have helped thousands in the district to take part in physical activity but more importantly we have seen how it has successfully brought communities together. We plan to do more over the next year to ensure everyone in the district gets the opportunity to participate and reap the benefits of getting into sport."

The Council is also part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough County Sports Partnership (Living Sport), and is currently developing the East Cambridgeshire Community Sports Network to ensure all aspects of community sport are encouraged and supported.

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