Children and Young People

Helping young people to live active lives is critical to creating a happier, healthier and more prosperous London

London Sport are committed to ensuring that young people have the best opportunity to form a positive physical activity habit for life. 

Helping young people to live active lives is critical to creating a happier, healthier and more prosperous London.

That’s why we work with schools, colleges, policymakers, local authorities, teachers and anyone else supporting young people; our role is to advise, inform and create positive change.

Our work with Children and Young People (aged 0-25) focuses on two keys areas:

We want to help improve the in-school physical activity experience for all, whether that is early years education, primary schools or secondary schools and colleges.

Outside schools, we want to use asset-based community development (ABCD) principles to expand the relevance and engagement of local provision in specified locations, creating and using replicable good practice.


Meet the team

Gary Palmer Headshot

Gary Palmer has 30 years of education and community sport experience in the physical activity and sport sector and is our Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People.

Gary is responsible for the development, implementation and achievement of London Sport’s plans and goals for Children and Young People (CYP) and developing successful internal and external relationships.

Bethaney Hall is our CYP Project Officer responsible for the implementation of delivery plans, key projects and programmes.

She works alongside external stakeholders as well as promoting CYP best practice within school and community settings.