People in Barrow and Dalton are more physically active than the national average. The new Active People Survey figures show that 37.2% of the local population is active compared to national average of 36% and the Cumbria average of 34.8%.
Sport England collects this information every year. Barrow shows a healthy trend, with activity amongst adults increasing by 25% since the figures were first collected in 2006.
Barrow Sports Council Chair Tony Callister welcomed the results. “This is good news for Barrow. A lot of credit goes to the volunteers out there every week organising matches and supporting informal activities like the new running clubs that have started recently.
We’d like to think that Barrow Sports Council plays its part by supporting our local clubs and community projects but without those volunteers, there would be little sport for people to participate in.”
The full results of the Active People Survey can be found on the Sport England website.