Oliver Dowden – 2021 Comments on Support for Sports

The comments made by Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 27 March 2021.

We know that the restrictions on spectators continue to have consequences for many sports. That includes Rugby Union and its clubs at the elite level through to the grassroots.

That’s why we’re helping our major spectator sports, with money already benefiting more than 100 organisations, from women’s football, to netball, badminton and basketball, with more to follow as we navigate our roadmap back to normality.

This funding will support the survival and continued visibility of men’s domestic rugby union at the highest level, allowing the league to complete its season.