Grass Roots Sport

MQT on 2005-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2005
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What discussions have taken place about the potential impact that the Olympics will have on funding for grass roots sport in the capital? What representations have you made to government on this issue?


Answer for Grass Roots Sport

Answer for Grass Roots Sport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA officers have met with DCMS, DfES, Sport England, the Association of London Government, the boroughs, LOCOG and the London Federation of Sport to discuss maximising Olympics benefits for grass roots sport in London. A high-level working group, chaired by the GLA, has been set up to drive forward this agenda. Members include representatives of the above organisations, plus the sports industry and the higher and further education sectors.