Sports clubs are the beating hearts of communities and have been hit hard by social distancing regulations. Although the regulations have been necessary to keep us all safe, it is right that the government recognise the knock-on effect they have had on the industry, spectators and local businesses who rely on events bringing in customers.
I have brought this to the attention of the Sports Minister frequently over the last few months so it’s great to hear that the government have announced a £300 million Sport Winter Survival Package to help spectator sports in England.
Support will be provided to rugby union, horse racing, women’s football and the lower tiers of the National League. Rugby League, motorsport, tennis, netball, basketball, ice hockey, badminton and greyhound racing are also in line to benefit.
Preliminary allocations have been made on a needs based assessment process and reflect the submissions made from the individual sports, and the funding process will be overseen by an independent decision-making board and supported by Sport England.
More information about this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/.../government-announces-300-million...