Sports for Schools returns
COLES has announced the return of its popular Sports for Schools program which aims to get kids active and engaged in sport.
Last year the program provided more than $7 million of sporting equipment to more than 7600 schools across the country.
The importance of getting kids involved in sport is recognised by parents in Coles research published that shows:
94% of parents believe it is important for their child to participate in sport,
87% of Australian parents watch their child play sport every week with 44% of parents taking an active role such as coaching,
A key concern is schools having enough equipment to offer a diverse range of sports, with just 28% saying their school was adequately equipped and a surprising 88% saying that they buy equipment themselves.