A New Vision for Sport in Nottinghamshire

Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire had the great honour of attending the unveiling of Nottingham Forest and E.ON initiative – A New Vision for Sport.

Set to span three years, the community health project seeks to facilitate more opportunities for exercise and sport among the people of Nottinghamshire, leading to healthier life chances and outcomes. Announced by Tom Cartledge, Chair of Nottingham Forest, the initiative will involve supporting people of all ages to have at least an hour’s exercise per week.

The announcement was supported by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who came to the City Ground to give his support in person. Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis said: “This initiative to ensure every child and adult in the region has access to at least an hour of exercise each week is so important, and we will put all our energy and efforts into making sure this is possible.

“Whatever is needed in order to make this project a success, whatever investment is required, I am personally committed to do so for this region. I am particularly proud that we can contribute to a project which can change the futures of our children and everyone in this region. I would like to thank the Prime Minister for his support and all those who will contribute towards making this project a success.”

Nottingham has an extraordinary sporting presence with Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Trent Bridge, the National Watersports Centre, Motorpoint Arena, Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre all clustered here. These sports clubs play a significant role in promoting the importance of an active lifestyle and the platform from which to do it. Our community in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is diverse and young, and sports facilities and clubs can foster greater equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring the physical and mental benefits are felt by all.

The project will create pathways for young people to pursue a professional career in sport and will involve a comprehensive review of sports facilities, leaving a long lasting positive legacy for the people of Nottinghamshire.

Posted on 03 April 2024

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