Sported and Abraham Moss Warriors feature on BBC Breakfast

By Sported |  18th November  2020

The closure of children’s grassroot sport as part of England’s national lockdown has been a contentious issue, with some high profile names including Robbie Savage calling for grassroot sport to continue if being delivered within Covid-19 secure operating guidance. In an interview with the BBC, Savage stressed the importance of grassroots sport for the mental and physical wellbeing of thousands of youngsters.

The BBC were keen to find out more about the grassroots groups affected and hear from the young people and their parents. Sported were happy to be able to speak on behalf of our groups about how these restrictions are affecting them. 
Nicola Walker, Sported CEO said: 

 “One in four have said they don’t think they’ll survive the next six months, which has much longer term implications than the four weeks of this lockdown.”

-Nicola Walker, Sported Chief Executive

We are hugely grateful to June Kelly and the parents and children at Abraham Moss Warriors for sharing their experience with the BBC. June said:

 “It’s really, really hard to keep motivated, and keep going.”

-June Kelly, Founder Abraham Moss Warriors

At the time of production, grassroot groups in Northern Ireland were facing the same restrictions as those in England. In Wales, grassroot sports were allowed as the Firebreak had just ended, and in Scotland they can continue in some form in all four tiers of restrictions.

Watch the full feature below:

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