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Great North Run – millionth runner

, September 5, 2014 — Sport

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

In the 33 years since it first took place, The Great North Run has become one of the major fixtures in Britain’s incredible annual sporting calendar. A mass participation event that brings thousands of runners back every year and, thanks to the inspirational coverage provided by the BBC, encourages thousands more new entrants to join…

The grass is greener on the 3G side for community football

, April 11, 2014 — Sport

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

Last night the Kent FA Women’s Cup Final was held at Maidstone United’s Gallagher stadium.Gillingham Ladies won the cup for a third successive year beating Charlton Athletic Women’s Reserves 3-0 and I congratulate them on their win.There was a difference to most major football finals though and that was the playing surface used, as it…

Sochi memories and the best of Britain

, February 28, 2014 — Sport

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

So Team GB did us proud in Sochi and deserve all the plaudits that have come their way. ‘Inspirational’ is a word that’s become a bit over-used in recent times but I think it’s exactly right when applied to our team’s performance, and the individual stories behind so many of their achievements. I had the…

My passion for women’s sport

, February 14, 2014 — Sport

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

Sport has been such a force for good in my life. At secondary school, I discovered hockey and tennis and never looked back. I loved the fun, comradeship and competition it brought to my life. It was such an incredible buzz and motivated me to approach other parts of my life with the same energy…