GROWING HEALTH ISSUES IN THE UK – WHY WE NEED SPORT.
In the UK, a report in 2009 showed that around 27 per cent of children are now overweight suggesting the main problem is a continual reduction in the amount of exercise children perform.
[Source: BBC Report by Dr Orlena Kerek, Feb 2009]
Every week at least 12 apparently fit and unhealthy young people in the UK die from undiagnosed heart conditions.
[Source: Daily Mail, Sept 2010]
The introduction of after school activities, such as sport, provide help for working families, a safe place kids can go after school and also help to promote healthy living.
[Source: Lambeth Life, Oct 2010]