All young people should have equal access to sport, physical activity and competition, according to AoC Sport's blueprint was launched on 27 January 2015.
"Every young person has the right to access high quality sport and physical activity whatever their background, gender or place of study", said Marcus Kingwell, Managing Director of AoC Sport, the organisation which represents sport and physical activity in colleges.
The blueprint document sets out the key requirements for college sport, which will ensure that all young people are fit for work and fit for life.
AoC Sport is asking the next Government to:
"Taking part in sport and physical activity has a lifelong impact on the health and prospects of young people, helping them to fulfil their potential and supporting progression to higher study and employment," said Mr Kingwell. "With less than 100 days until the General Election, we are calling on the next Government to ensure that sport and physical activity is embedded within education and training provision for all, creating healthy habits for life."
Research from AoC Sport found that currently only 20% of students take part in sport at college, compared to 40% of school pupils aged 14 or 15. This decline is particularly significant among young women.
The blueprint supports the manifestos put forward by the Association of Colleges and other sports organisations, including the Youth Sport Trust.
Read the blueprint below: