Oliver Dowden – 2021 Comments on Women’s Sport

The comments made by Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 19 February 2021.

We are committed to helping our treasured sports through these challenging times. And today’s announcement is more evidence of our support for them.

In particular, Women’s sport has faced acute pressures. The past few years have seen fantastic progress – with greater participation, employment, commercial opportunities and visibility in the media. I am determined not to let it take a back seat again.

This targeted funding will enable sports to keep playing and inspire many more stars of the future.