To celebrate Bristol’s role as European City of Sport for 2017 here’s an extract from ‘Bristol City Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy Overview’:
And here’s the city’s sports sermon according to the Rev Rees:
“Sport is a great leveller – it breaks down barriers, helps us find common ground, gives us hope and inspiration.
“I am committed to ensuring that all of our young people get the best possible start in life, and the importance of improving access and participation – not just in sport, but arts and culture too – across the whole city cannot be underestimated in that respect.
“I want Bristol to be a city that champions equality and diversity; somewhere everyone can participate in success.”
“Sport has given me so much in life and I want everyone to have those same opportunities to flourish, both on and off the pitch.”
You better get started sorting our football pitches out, Marv. Especially as you’ve made it one of your beloved equalities issues now …