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Pendle MP praises 'Just play' scheme
2:07pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson visited the FA Mars Just Play Centre at Nelson and Colne College on Monday.
The programme was established following Sport England research indicating that the number of adults playing regular sport in England was in decline.
The report put the falling numbers down to factors such as the lack of facilities, increased apathy and a lack of time.
Mr Stephenson said: “I was delighted to attend the Just Play’ session in the sports hall at Nelson and Colne College.
“This is a great initiative and the additional funding this programme brings in allows greater sporting opportunities for young people in the area.
“Despite the bad weather on the night when I attended there were more than 20 people taking part in various sports and the atmosphere on the night was very competitive.”
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