THE government has announced plans to spend over £1m on primary school sports in each Dudley constituency.

Schools will scoop the cash under a commitment to keep the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.

Dudley North will get £1.2m, while Dudley South schools will be better off by £1.3m. The cash will be handed out over the next six years to pay for activities including hiring extra professional coaches and PE specialist teachers, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly said: “It is great news for young people in Dudley and the Black Country that this Government has committed £150 million a year to securing the Olympic and Paralympic legacy in our Primary Schools.”

Prime minister David Cameron added: “Quality school sport develops confidence and a sense of achievement, it teaches young people how to rise to a challenge, and nurtures the character and skills that will help them get on and succeed in life.”