Cash-strapped mums set to enjoy Olympic sport programme
BUSY mums will be given access to free netball and badminton under an “empowering” project seeking to boost sport participation after the Olympics.
Up to 1,500 women with children under 16 are to take part in the “legacy” Sports England programme in Barking and Dagenham.
The three-year drive will also give women from disadvantaged neighbourhoods access to boxing, jogging and trampolining in children and leisure centres and parks.
They will also have the chance to become sport coaches.
Sports cabinet member Bert Collins praised the �81,500 initiative, called Women Active 4 Life, set to start after the 2012 Olympics.
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Cllr Collins said: “Not only will the project offer exciting and new activities for women, it will empower them to access training to develop their own skill set to sustain the programme.
“Women Active 4 Life will also break down a number of barriers that local women face such as childcare and cost.”
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