Prince Harry joined by Anthony Joshua at launch of Made by Sport

Prince Harry
is backing a groundbreaking campaign launching on Wednesday that aims to help disadvantaged young people transform their lives through sport.
Made by Sport is attempting to raise £40million, the UK's biggest ever community sport funding drive, that will be used to provide a variety of sporting provisions in deprived areas of cities across the country.
Prince Harry, who has publicly backed the power of sport to enhance the lives of young people and improve their mental health was joined at the launch by boxers Anthony Joshua
and Nicola Adams. A number of other British sports stars are also lending their support.
It is estimated that millions of youngsters could benefit from the initiative, which will use sport to tackle issues such as knife crime, gang violence and improve social mobility and educational attainment.
Boxer Joshua said: 'Sport to me is more than competing. It is about the discipline and regiment it teaches you. The lifestyle of an athlete can be taken into any walk of life. It's about how you can improve yourself as an individual through the power of sport.'
Fellow boxer Adams added: 'Boxing has helped me-instead of hanging round on the streets, I was in the gym, learning something new, going to different gyms, different cities around the world. It gave me confidence and taught me discipline, teamwork and a lot of important life lessons. It shows how much sport can change your life.'
With young people from poorer backgrounds approximately 50 per cent less likely to play regular sport, Made By Sport will create a four-year campaign that will champion sport for them.
It will be delivered in collaboration with 60 existing charitable organisations which are already working in schools and community clubs across the UK. Made By Sport is chaired by Justin King CBE and is also supported by a range of political figures and bodies.
Mr King said: 'Sport has the power to change lives. It can teach us skills that last a lifetime and-in a world where local sports are under increasing pressure, where it's easier to play on your phone than in a park and where joining gangs can be more glamorous than joining gangs-we believe it can play a pivotal role in how young people develop.
'Today marks the start of a crucial four-year journey for Made By Sport that will see the campaign champion community sports and raise much needed funds to support it across the UK.'
 
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