Olympic legacy helps youngsters

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

More than 4,000 youngsters in Lincolnshire have benefitted from the Olympic legacy.

Little more than 12 months after London 2012, new figures published by Sport England show around 256,297 teenagers and young adults have so far benefitted from free or discounted six-to-eight week courses in a variety of different sports through Sportivate, with 4,502 benefitting in Lincolnshire alone.

Backed by National Lottery funding, Sportivate aims to give young people who currently aren’t playing sport in their own time the chance to find a sport they like. The young people are then helped to find a club or other venue where they can keep taking part.

In Lincolnshire, around 300 projects have received over £140,000 of funding.

Sportivate is being delivered by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, working with local clubs and providers.