Olympic Legacy In Buckinghamshire

Sportivate

2:19pm 14th June 2011

£3880,680 is being spent on getting young people into their chosent sport in Bucks from today.

Sportivate is a direct result of an Olympic promise - when Britain was awarded the games in Singapore in 2005.

Some 3,645 teenagers and young adults in Buckinghamshire can choose a sport they want to learn more about - and get free expert tuition - lasting between 6-8 weeks.

Michaela Smith is from the Sportivate programme in Bucks told Mix 96 "Using the games to inspire a new generation of participants is absolutely one of the key things of the  legacy programmes. This is the first on that is being launched that is focusing particularly on participation legacy, rather than the athletes or facilities".

Fore more details contact Melanie Quilter at Bucks Sport at mquilter@buckssport.org

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