Rehman Chishti MP has praised the work of Gillingham FC in Parliament

Earlier in the week Gillingham FC was mentioned in Parliament by the MP for Gillingham and Rainham, Rehman Chishti.

Below is the transcript following the exchange in the House of Commons:

Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) (Con):

"Will the Minister welcome the new apprentice teaching sports assistants coach programme put on by Gillingham Football Club in my constituency, which is working with primary schools to get more sports coaches into primary schools?

The Minister for Children and Families (Edward Timpson):

"I can do that. It is always encouraging to hear of programmes such as that being run by Gillingham Football Club, which bring the expertise of community sports clubs into schools.

"The quality of expertise that coaches provide in schools is of paramount importance, and it will be supported by our physical education and sport premium—£150 million that goes direct to primary schools every year to make sure that every child gets the best possible PE and sport on offer."