Roberta recently opened the hugely successful County Durham School Games held at Maiden Castle, and was delighted to be asked by County Durham Sport’s Executive Manager, Ian Gardiner, to become their first Parliamentary Sports Champion.
County Durham Sport are an organisation which aims to increase the number of people taking part in sport across the county, ensure that everyone has the opportunity to access facilities and services that will allow them to participate in physical activity, and promotes education, training and coaching courses to highlight the benefits of physical health and fitness.
As Parliamentary Sports Champion, Roberta will work with County Durham Sport in Westminster and the constituency to help extend, promote and improve the sport and physical activity opportunities open to people in County Durham, as well as raising the profile of local programmes to increase engagement and participation from members of the public.
"I believe that it is so important that everyone across County Durham has the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, and can access high quality facilities and services, so I am delighted to become a Parliamentary Sports Champion for County Durham.
County Durham Sport already do amazing work in our communities, especially in increasing opportunities for young people to become involved in sport, and I really look forward to working with them in the future to raise awareness of their work and supporting them in delivering even more projects across the county.”