Gove: "we'll have a revival of team sports"

Education Secretary Michael Gove has denied that sports in schools will suffer after he announced plans to end the ring fencing of money for sport.

Michael Gove told Andrew Marr that they were "increasing the amount for schools but decreasing proscription" so headteachers could decide how to spend their budgets.

The Education Secretary said that despite billions being spent on sports schemes in school, "only one in five children played competitive sport". He said that the new "school Olympics" scheme would lead to "a revival of competitive team sports".

Read the transcript of the full interview with Michael Gove.

Watch the Andrew Marr Show programme in full.

BBC News