For young people

Benefits of sport

There is a huge variety of sport you can get involved in, from team sports to solo endeavours, from rowing to football, to martial arts or swimming.

Sport is a great way to meet new people in a fun environment, whilst also de-stressing from the everyday worries of life. If you’re still not convinced, here are a few more reasons you should get involved in sport today:

  • sport releases endorphins that make you happy and reduce anxiety and depression
  • sport can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • sport can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Active Westminster Awards

The Active Westminster Awards recognise those who change lives through their outstanding contribution to sport and physical activity.

Winners are invited to a glittering awards ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground in November, where they receive a prize and a certificate.