Children who are physically active are less likely to be obese or develop long-term illness, such as diabetes, as adults. At a time when over a third of Year 6 children are obese or overweight it is more important now than ever to engage children early.
Attending a sport club outside of school time is linked with higher academic and behavioural outcomes in primary school.
There is strong evidence that playing sport is linked to higher self-esteem and confidence, through feeling pride in learning new skills and overcoming challenges.
People who play sport and are a member of a sport club are more likely to be happy with their lives. There is growing evidence that sport is associated with lowered risks of depression and greater life satisfaction. A major public health study found it can protect children who have had difficult childhoods from developing mental health problems later in life. In a time when children are spending an increasing amount of their free time online, sport provides an important alternative activity that can tackle feelings of isolation and build a sense of belonging.
more Warwick Rotarians this week heard from Stacey Bains of Transforming Communities Together Warwick, (TCTW) about their support to those in need during the recent Covid lockdown, and how this will be carried forward into November.
more The impact of cricket-based youth activities.
more A round up of items of Community Service for the month.
more Mobile shelter for rough sleepers in Greater Birmingham
more Chance to Shine Street brings cricket to thousands of young people in urban areas. It uses the game to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities.
more Chance to Shine works in state schools to provide children with a positive experience of cricke.