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Clive attends Whizz-Kidz awards

Clive at Whizz Kidz awards 2013

Clive Efford MP celebrates disabled kids’ achievements at star-studded ceremony

Clive joined the disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz at a star-studded awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young disabled people from across the UK. Continue reading

Clive visit’s Norfolk School Games

Clive yesterday visited the  Norfolk School Games at the University of East Anglia Sportspark.

The visit coincided with  a meeting to discuss what should be included in a future school and community sport strategy. Continue reading

Clive opens new ‘Freedom Climber’ at Charlton Park Academy

Photo Courtesy of Charlton Park Academy

Charlton Park Academy’s new ‘Freedom Climber’ was officially opened by Clive on the 27th June 2013.

The ‘Freedom Climber’ is a rotating climbing wall that provides the physical challenges and the exercise benefits of continuous climbing in a safe, low level environment.

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Clive comment’s on ‘dissapointing’ Active People Survey sports participation figures

Commenting on the publication of the latest active people survey figures , Clive Efford MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport, said:

“These disappointing figures show the Government is failing to deliver the Olympic legacy.

There should have been a significant increase in participation following the Olympics, it is not acceptable to explain away these figures by saying we have had a bad winter.

There has been a less than 1% increase in participation amongst young people. Whilst any increase is welcome, these figures show that we are failing to inspire the next generation of young people to get involved in sport.

The Government has failed to plan ahead and is playing catch up to get more people participating in physical activity. They are showing a complete lack of planning and any coherent strategy to deliver a legacy.”

Figures available here: http://www.sportengland.org/research/active_people_survey/active_people_survey_7.aspx