Grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities are facing collapse due to the effects Covid-19, and here at Dallaglio RugbyWorks, we're supporting a campaign led by UK Active and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to #SaveOurSports.
Without emergency government support, like that given to the arts sector recently, community sport and physical activity faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, impacting the nation’s physical and mental health and damaging Britain’s ability to Build Back Better.
That’s why we're joining forces with sportings organisations nationwide to back the Sports Recovery Fund petition, which calls on government to instigate emergency support to ensure sport clubs, fitness and leisure facilities - the lifeblood of communities across the nation – so they can remain open and survive the coming difficult months.
The data shows that sports facilities are both safe and essential in leading the nation’s recovery from COVID-19. We want to keep community facilities open so that we can provide the opportunities for every single person to become fitter and healthier to combat the pandemic and lead more fulfilling lives.
Join us and support the campaign by sharing why your local facility is so important to you via your social channels using #SaveOurSports as we will be doing over the next weeks!