Helen Martin

The number of youngsters involved in sport drops from the age of 11 onwards. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Helen Martin: Exercise restraint when it comes to coaching kids

ACTIVITY plus exercise equals sport, and Sporting Chance is a new campaign for the Evening News. Some people are avidly following this because of the disappearance of 35 public football pitches over the last 20 years.

Some are concerned about childhood obesity and others fear that Scotland’s chance of producing champions in any sport is reduced by the lack of free facilities.

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