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Update to U18 playing sport

There is no limit on the number of children under the age of 18 who can participate in or facilitate an organised sport activity for the development or well-being of children. The activity must be arranged and supervised by a responsible body such as a sports club, a public body, a charity or a gym or leisure centre. The number of children aged under 18 who can legally participate is constrained only by the boundaries of the setting and the need for sufficient adults to be present to supervise.

Any adults that may be present during these activities, but are not directly participating in or facilitating the activities, should not stay in the area where the activity is taking place. Supporters and spectators of organised activities should be limited to only those who absolutely need to attend, for example, parents or guardians of children who require their attendance for health or safeguarding reasons.