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The Festival Wakeboard Park in Basildon was built two years ago to encourage youngsters to get involved in sport. Since then 145 people have taken up wakeboarding at the park.
It is part of the Sportivate project, giving young people courses in various sports for free or at discounted rates. Today it was announced an extra £24 million worth of funding would be given to extend the project until 2017.
Sport England is set to announce an additional 24 million pounds to expand its successful Sportivate programme - a legacy project set upfrom 2012 games. Almost 190,000 teenagers have benefitted from free or discounted courses such as cheer leading, wake boarding and archery.
Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport is at an event in Basildon today to mark two years of Sportivate.