Sport Development

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What improvements in sport for young people are you working on with community groups and the local authority in the context of Olympics 2012 in the London Borough of Croydon?


Answer for Sport Development

Answer for Sport Development

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My London Summer of Sport initiative aims to engage all Londoners in trying out new sporting activities. It was hugely successful in 2006 when 300 events took place in all 32 London boroughs. For example in Croydon a local Karate Club arranged a Taster Evening which was well attended, resulted in increased club membership and has encouraged the organisers to arrange further local community outreach events. The London Summer of Sport will run again in 2007 and it is my intention that it will continue through to 2012 and beyond. Applications from Croydon Council, sports clubs and voluntary groups will be very welcome.