London Sport has today welcomed the publication of the Mayor of London’s Sport Strategy, Sport for All of Us, which was officially launched yesterday (Thursday 13 December) following its adoption by the London Assembly.
The strategy, which was first launched for consultation in the summer, is built on an ambition to highlight the importance of sport in breaking down barriers and building stronger communities across the capital.
As part of the strategy, the Mayor has committed an £8.8m fund which will support projects that use sport to boost social integration, increase participation, and deliver physical and mental wellbeing benefits to Londoners of all backgrounds and communities.
London Sport will work closely with the Mayor of London, Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, and the Mayor’s sport team to help deliver the new Sport Strategy and continue supporting efforts to deliver London Sport’s vision of making London the most physically active city in the world.
Tove Okunniwa, Chief Executive of London Sport, said:
Yesterday’s publication of the Mayor of London’s new Sport Strategy signals a bright future for physical activity in London.
The positive impact of physical activity and sport on Londoners’ lives has long been understood, and the Mayor’s commitment to accessing sport’s full potential to achieve social integration outcomes is an exciting new frontier for the capital.
London Sport looks forward to supporting the Mayor and his team as we work together to make London the undisputed sporting capital of the world.
London Sport had previously recognised the draft strategy as presenting a bold ambition for the future of physical activity and sport in London.