The benefits of sport for young people - illustrated by majestic shots of youth at play.
This is a mute version of the film - sound version is on *PM2715*.
Made with the co-operation of The Central Council of Physical Recreation.
Commentator: John Arlott, Director: Peter Bradford. Camera: John Corbett. Editor: Jocelyn Jackson.
Wembley top shot. Spectators wave programmes. Shots of a match. Billy Wright. Night shot of Jeanette Altwain (?) - ice dancer at 1952 Winter Olympics. Medals given to three skaters. Photographers. Starting gun. Gordon Pirie runs a race. Billy Knight playing tennis. Female fans applaud. Pat Smythe horse jumper. Fred Trueman / Freddie Trueman and Peter Mayne playing cricket. Ted Woodward playing rugby. We also see him doing his day job Layne End (?) Buckinghamshire - butcher's delivery boy? We also see other sportsmen and women in their daily work: bank teller, haberdashery department, factory workers, carpenter, bus conductress. Women clocking out.
Sheila Lowe (?) as a secretary then teaching youngsters high jump technique. Bishom Abbey in Buckinghamshire - holiday courses organised by Central Council of Physical Recreation. Girls practice high jump, archery, tennis. Dan Mascoll - tennis coach - gives instruction to group of girls in tennis whites. Girls having a picnic by the Thames. Sailing boats. Girls in swimsuits and life jackets practice canoeing. Gymnastics. Demonstration of work on the parallel bars. Rambling. Top shot of youngsters walking. Cycling. Sailing. Horse riding. Linshall Hall (?) - central council sports centre. Youngsters are taught cricket technique by George Hedley - West Indian test batsman and Bill Merrit (?). Jack Carrington and Johnny Leach play table tennis. Football Association training courses for coaches. Billy Wright teaching. Youth clubs - wrestling and table tennis. Girls serve tea to boys in gym clothes. Gymnastics. Boys drink cups of tea and laugh.
Note: nice majestic shots throughout of young people doing sporty things. 2 safety prints exist.