London 2012: Funds for school-site sport clubs
Funding for a community sports club at every secondary school in England has been announced by the government.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was part of a £1bn strategy to encourage young people to take up sport - as pledged in the 2012 Games bid.
Mr Hunt said despite huge investment of public funds since winning the right to host the Games, participation by young people in sport has been falling.
He said a "radical change" in policy was needed to address the problem.
Under the five-year, youth and community sport strategy, Sport England will help set up some 4,000 clubs where expert coaches will run sessions to create ties between schools and existing local sports clubs.
Already, 2,000 football clubs have pledged to be linked to secondary schools by 2017, in rugby union 1,300 clubs, cricket, 1,250 clubs and rugby league and tennis 1,000 clubs each, according to the government.
Read more ... (BBC News - 10 January)