Lord Seb Coe
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Lord Coe on need for £150m school sport boost

16 March 2013 Last updated at 17:43 GMT

The government has announced new funding for school sport and PE worth £150m a year for the next two years.

As revealed by the BBC on Tuesday, ring-fenced money will be given directly to primary schools in England.

Schools will be able to pay for extra coaching sessions to improve the quality of sports and PE provision.

British Olympic Association chairman Seb Coe welcomed the announcement, "Far too many young people are leaving primary schools barely able to climb a flight of stairs".