While the wording is being finalised, our strategy, which has tackling inequalities at its core, will focus on these major themes:
Recover and reinvent
Recovering from the biggest shock to the status quo in a lifetime, Covid-19, and reinventing as a vibrant and sustainable network of organisations providing sport and physical activity opportunities that meet the needs of different people.
An active life for a healthy life
Strengthening the connection between sport and physical activity and health and wellbeing, to enable more people to live an active life so they can live and age well.
Positive experiences for children and young people
Unrelenting focus on positive experiences as the foundations for an active life.
Focusing on sport and physical activity’s ability to create greater community development and social integration.
Creating the places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active.
We believe sport and physical activity has a significant role to play in improving the physical and mental health of the nation, supporting the economy and reconnecting communities. We want to play a significant part in that.
After almost 18 months of research and consultation - during which we’ve listened and reflected on the views of interested parties who’ve offered invaluable contributions as we’ve developed our new strategy – its publication will be an important moment for ourselves and the partners we work with and rely on to deliver sport and physical activity across England.
In this final phase, we want to continue to hear from a range of stakeholders, including partners, national and local government and thought-leaders.
The consultation, which runs for four weeks, is being hosted by the independent insight and strategy consultancy, BritainThinks, on our behalf.
As it’s a 10-year strategy period, we’ll be developing detailed implementation plans that sit alongside it.
Following publication of the strategy in the New Year, the online platform will then host further engagement opportunities where we’ll gather specific ideas on how we can achieve these objectives in practice and implement the strategy.
How to take part
The consultation platform has a series of online activities, open discussions and live events.
Online activities and discussions are already open and available for you to complete from the homepage. Live events will run for 30-45 minutes, on a weekly basis, and you’ll be invited to join the ones you’re interested in.
Feel free to contribute as much or as little as you’d like and check back in over the four-week period to see how the consultation is developing. You can respond to the online activities all at once or you can complete them over the course of this consultation period.