England lock Courtney Lawes has demanded that the government improve opportunities for young people, specifically in sport.
Last month, Lawes travelled to Downing Street on behalf ‘of the centre for social justice’.
The CSJ’s vision is for those living in the poorest and most disadvantaged communities across Britain to be given every opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential.
They bring this vision to life by seeking to influence the policies the Government creates and the laws it makes, such that it does all it can to address the root causes of poverty.
He wrote on Instagram: “The objective is clear. We want all children growing up in the uk to have equal opportunity to find and play their sport and we think that starts at school.
“If I hadn’t had gone to Northampton School for boys I never would have picked up a rugby ball. Not only are we wasting so much potential but we are also depriving young people of the values of so many sports and their communities.
“It’s time we found a way to help everyone find their place and community.”
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