3 October 2015 at 10:57am
The Premier League will expand its school sports programme to more than 16,000 primary schools across Wales and England, under new plans.
Clubs will provide coaches to deliver PE and sport sessions, as is currently offered in more than 4,000 schools.
But this will double to 10,000 in the next three years and then open to all primaries within six years.
The Prime Minister is also understood to want the country’s elite teams – who have benefited from huge sums of TV rights money – to double their funding for local sport.
Mr Cameron, who has launched a new grassroots sport initiative, welcomed the extension of the schools programme, which involves teams from the top flight and Football League.
The Government and the Premier League are also in discussions about setting up a new grassroots sport fund with investment to come from the Premier League.
Further details of the fund will be announced as part of the Government’s new strategy on sport later in the year.