Cameron May Withdraw Plans for UK Schools Sports Funding Cut

December 17, 2010

Ahead of a visit to the Olympic Park next week, Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make a key decision on the plans to cut US$260m funding to UK school sports.

It is believed that Cameron is set to make a U-turn on the plans put forward by Michael Gove which have been strongly contested by many of Britain’s top athletes. Although the decision may well be withdrawn it is thought to be unlikely as to whether the funding will reach the previous $260m total.

Talks on the subject with the British Olympic Association are understood to be still ongoing. The plans have caused criticism in sporting circles since their announcement in October following the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

Baroness Sue Campbell, chair of the Youth Sport Trust, a children’s sports charity, has described the proposals as “devastating news for the future health and well-being of our young people”.