Commission will ‘shine a light’ on community clubs

A year-long Commission has been launched to understand the effectiveness of neighbourhood-based, grassroots community sport interventions – with a team of high-profile independent Chairs led by broadcaster Adrian Chiles.

The ‘Batson-Chiles-Webster Commission on Sport in Low-Income Neighbourhoods’ is an independent inquiry into the importance of sport for young people and their communities.

It will be chaired by Adrian Chiles and another television presenter, Charlie Webster, along with Brendon Batson OBE, who had a successful football career as a player before serving as the Deputy CEO of the Professional Footballers Association.

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