Last week I received the excellent news from Sport Wales that the percentage of children taking part in sport in Delyn has continued to increase. 49% of children now take part in sport in Delyn, that’s above the average for Wales. The survey also revealed that 93% of children said they enjoy physical education.
This is great news for our school children and for the nation’s health. Children are now getting more opportunities to take part in sport both during and after school time. With more and more children living active lives we will see obesity and other preventable illnesses fall.
Next year will see the Rio Olympics and the UEFA Euro 2016 and present a perfect opportunity to carry forward people’s interest in sport. I hope children of Flintshire will see athletes and footballers next year and be inspired, as they were during the 2012 London Olympics.