Community 14.10.15

A New Strategy for Sport

In a recent consultation paper entitled ‘A New Strategy for Sport’; the Government outlined the need for a new strategy which recognises the importance of sport and physical activity and a clear approach for making it an integral part of our everyday lives.

The paper invited views on the following themes:

  • Participation
  • Physical Activity
  • Children and Young People
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Coaching, Workforce and Good Governance
  • Elite and Professional Sport
  • Infrastructure
  • Fairness and Equality
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • International Influence and Major Sporting Events

In response to the paper, Richard Caborn, Chairman of Legacy Park Ltd, held a workshop with representatives from sporting bodies and other organisations across the Sheffield City Region.
The debate focused on three over-arching key issues relevant to all ten themes. These were:

  • Governance, Collaboration and Structure of Sport
  • Growing and Sustaining Participation from Schools to Adulthood
  • The Funding and Financial Sustainability of Sport

Over 95% of invitees attended the workshop, highlighting what passion and enthusiasm there is for sport across Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
Following the workshop, we submitted a response detailing the recommendations, proposed actions and pilots we believe could help define the future strategy for sport and physical activity in our nation.
You can read the consultation paper here: sports_strategy.pdf

You can read the full Olympic Legacy Park response here: olympic-legacy-park-response.pdf
Our thanks to everyone who contributed to the paper, we look forward to the outcome of the consultation and hope our contribution will help in making a significant improvement to health and wellbeing across the country.