Shadow Minister for Sport visits University

Clive Efford MP, the Shadow Minister for Sport, visited the University yesterday to discuss his policy proposals to enhance school and community sport.

Mr Efford, the MP for Eltham, was visiting the University to consult on what is required in a 10-year plan for school and community sport.

His visit to Bath was one of several to different regions of the country collecting views from academics, teachers and sports professionals on how to improve the sports provision in schools and communities.

The University was delighted to host this event as it is actively supporting policy change through it's new Institute for Policy Research.

Mr Efford toured the Sports Training Village before giving his presentation which was attended by around 40 delegates including representatives from the Department for Health, TeamBath, Bristol City Council, the English Institute of Sport, Active Devon and the University of Bristol.

L-R Dr James Bilzon (Head of Department for Health), Stephen Baddeley (Director of Sport), Jan Bartu (Pentathlon GB National Performance Director), Clive Efford MP and Steve Nelson (Chief Executive of West of England Sport Trust)

The presentation, introduced by Head of the Department for Health Dr James Bilzon, asked the delegates to respond to a number of broad questions around school and community sport, the responses will be considered for a document to be published later in the year.

Mr Efford said: "I was delighted to visit the University of Bath to see the fantastic sports facilities on offer. The university is an excellent example of how a higher education institution can open up to the local community and share its world-class facilities.

"I am extremely grateful to the University and Team Bath for taking the time to show me around and their assistance in organising this meeting."

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