England’s hockey captain, Holly Pierne-Webb, has urged the next prime minister to ride the wave of sporting success this summer and build a solid legacy in schools.
After the Commonwealth Games gold medal, the women’s squad, along with the men’s bronze medalists Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss – two contenders for the Conservative Party leadership – were asked to prioritize team sports in schools and spend at least two hours. to guarantee physical education. one week.
“We all need to play our part and we urge you to take the lead as future prime ministers and invest in our collective future,” the letter said.
Pierne-Webb, who was also a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said: “Lioness turned off in terms of wanting more girls to play football and 100% of little girls should have the same opportunities as little boys and we We are right behind that call. Our focus is more on team sports so that every child, boy or girl, has at least two hours in school and at least the opportunity to encourage team sports.
“We can carry this forward and if this can be our legacy for the Birmingham Games we will certainly be very happy as an England and GB comprehensive team.
“There was profit after Rio but it starts to dwindle a bit after time, so hopefully the success in Birmingham can rule that. The more successful we are, the more light shines on our sport, it’s going to be a good one.” The more impact it has, the more it is our responsibility and use of our platform.
“Most people are introduced to sports in school and if we can make sports a priority in the curriculum and include more children it will have a lot of benefits in the years to come.”
Among the measures the players are calling for is access to PE and sports for at least two hours a week for every child, for PE to be a mandatory national curriculum subject with team sports – including hockey – Targeted investment for improving the facilities and number of PE teachers in primary and secondary schools, for basic and for substantial.
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