Dorset Uni Students Get Active
10:19am 21st November 2012
Over 1,200 students from Bournemouth University have got active thanks to national lottery funding.
They've taken part in the first year of Sport England's Active Universities campaign, designed to get more students playing sport.
Research shows many young people give up fitness activities in their late teens and early twenties.
Sport England's Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said:
"It's fantastic that so many students are taking the opportunity to make sport a regular part of their lives. In the past too many students who didn't make it onto university teams had been lost to sport altogether. Young adults who are still playing sport when they leave university are likely to stick with it for life, so this is a good investment in the future."
Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson MP said: "We want to leave a lasting sports legacy from the Games and projects like Active Universities will help us do that - encouraging young people to have a sporting habit for life. It has made a promising start and I am sure the Games will have motivated more students to get involved in sport over this coming year."