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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Football: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the profile of women’s football in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Lionesses’ fantastic performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year has inspired the nation. This is an opportunity for everyone involved in the sport to build on this momentum to continue to raise the profile of women’s football and women’s sport in general.</p><p> </p><p>The government is determined to get more girls and women playing sport, something we set out in our sport strategy, Sporting Future. Football is the second most played team sport for adult women and the top ranked team sport in terms of participation for girls.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing £14.6million into the Football Association (FA) through Sport England between 2017-2021, to support their grassroots participation, talent and coaching programmes. £2.6million of this is specifically reserved for women and girls talent programmes and the FA also receive an additional £2million each year towards improving diversity in its coaching workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also investing £18million into the Football Foundation charity each year to help deliver a programme of new and improved community sports facilities in towns and cities across the country.</p><p> </p><p>All public funding provided is used to benefit men’s, women’s and disability football; for example investment in a mixed coaching programme or facility will benefit all groups within that community.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this