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The role of further and higher education in delivering the government’s plan for sport

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“ Further and Higher Education can widen access to their often excellent sports facilities so that more people from our most disadvantaged communities can enjoy the health and social benefits that participation in sport brings,”[Wolfenden revisited] “and have the chance to become the sports stars of the future. In turn, we want to encourage the development of community use facilities on Further Education College and Higher Education Institution campuses.

We need to make the most of our most precious asset - human capital. The wealth of expertise held in our Universities by the sports scientists, in sports medicine and the increasing use of advanced technologies in sport - all these are world class and should be promoted.
This report describes the actions which Government intends to take, principles for the development of sport in Further and Higher Education which Government wishes to encourage, and identifies where further work is needed.

Government acknowledges the autonomy of institutions in the post-compulsory sectors of education. Within this context we hope that this report sets out some actions and recommendations which will enable Further and Higher Education institutions to approach their involvement in sport with a renewed sense of the importance of their work to the wider goals of improving public health and developing sporting talent and in the knowledge of the value of what they do and have the potential to do in partnership with Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, schools and National Governing Bodies of sport.”


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Reference : DCMS/DfES (2002). The role of further and higher education in delivering the government’s plan for sport. London:  DCMS/DfES.

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