Save Tower Hamlets Youth Sport
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Youth Sport in Tower Hamlets is in peril!
The Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation’s work currently reaches over 30,000 young people in schools, brings over 15,000 young people into competitive sport, over 12,000 young people into extra-curricular sport and over 6,000 young people into club and community participation. Hundreds of these children have been supported into elite and representative levels, and compete all over the UK and Europe.
At peak times THYSF delivers over 400 hours of non-curriculum sports activity per week and without THYSF, young people in Tower Hamlets would not have the opportunity to take part in competitive badminton, basketball, cricket, fencing, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, tennis or weightlifting.
As a consequence of these developments Tower Hamlets has soared into being one of the best sporting boroughs in London as demonstrated by recent London Youth Games finishing positions (As of June 2017, Tower Hamlets is positioned 6th out of 33 London Boroughs).
Proposed changes to THYSF’s employment and function could see this activity totally disappear and over 10 years of progress reversed, despite the Council continuing to spend £3.8M per year on sport and physical activity, very little of which is spent on children.
Tower Hamlets Council are currently making decisions over the future of THYSF staff and programmes, so if you feel passionately that young people in Tower Hamlets should continue to have sporting opportunities comparable or better than those which other children in London get, please sign our petition to convince the Council to continue supporting the growth of THYSF.
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