Sport England have released new guidanceon schools opening sports facilities for use out of hours.
Seeing school sports facilities locked up and out of bounds both after hours and during the holidays has always seemed to waste a valuable resource – particularly in areas where there is a lack of community sports facilities. Historically this has been an area fraught with issues relating to liability, upkeep and access. We hope that Sport England’s new guidelines will help more schools, both in the public and private sectors, to navigate this path ensuring these facilities can bring greater benefit to more people, while remaining sustainable.
comments Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust