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Britain fails to exploit sport’s power to fix ‘broken Britain’
Britain is failing to harness the power of sport to divert young people from a life of anti-social behaviour and crime, according to a landmark new report from a major think-tank published yesterday (May 24, 2011).
Despite spending nearly £500 million over four years on encouraging more people to play sport, ministers are failing to reach thousands of disaffected and underprivileged youths.
Participation targets in the general population have been badly missed and at classroom level results have been weakest among schools with high proportions of poor pupils or situated in run-down areas.