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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02897: Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 13 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports young people from deprived communities to positively engage in sporting activities.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 20 February 2019

We know that young people from deprived communities are less likely to participate in sport. So programmes like Active Schools and Community Sport Hubs are key in providing opportunities for young people to engage in sporting activities.

Scottish Government has a vision of a Scotland where more people are more active, more often. We aim to reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030. The Active Scotland Outcomes Framework sets out our ambitions for a more active Scotland, and is underpinned by a commitment to equality.