A SPORTS programme encouraging young people to get fit is being extended.

Active Cumbria been given more money by Sport England to develop its Active Partnership which targets young people, aged 14 to 19, who are not active.

The funding can be used to fund innovative new measures to help young people be more sporting.

Active Cumbria is asking for applications from sports providers across Cumbria especially those delivering female only sports, disability sports or those who provide sport for people with low incomes in Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness and Copeland.

Active Cumbria run a network of satellite clubs across the county engaging young people aged from 11 to 25 in sport and physical activity.

Recently there has been an emphasis on engaging girls aged 14 to 19 in physical activity, with local and national data showing that engagement in sporting activity dramatically declines when girls reach 14.

Clubs operate from secondary schools, youth clubs and other community settings.

To find out more ring Active Cumbria on 07825 340 312 or by email at Russell.maddams@cumbria.gov.uk