Government Sports Strategy Published
The Government's new sports strategy has been published today.
British Shooting Chief Executive Hamish McInnes welcomes the new strategy and the direction outlined by Tracey Crouch and her team. Ourselves and our partners look forward to making a real contribution across the strategy in years to come.
Chair of the NGB CEO Forum, Adrian Christy said: “The NGB CEO Forum warmly welcomes the Governments new sports strategy - Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. As a forum, we met with the Sports Minister this week and are really pleased that the Government has recognised the social value of sport and we look forward to working with DCMS and other departments, Sport England and UK Sport in playing our part delivering an exciting future for British sport.
“The strategy provides both support and challenges to NGBs who generate much of the social value of Sport. Collectively the NGB Forum has over 50,000 community clubs that provide opportunities for more than 10 million people to play and 2 million unsung heroes who volunteer in organised sport. NGBs are the organisations that bid for, and win, major events that come to this country bringing both huge economic impact and excitement and inspiration to generations of fans. NGBs directly train and develop our international athletes who make the nation proud when they win medals and we train coaches and officials who deliver sport in organised and less formal settings.
“We welcome the continued challenge for NGBs that is outlined in the strategy and that comes with continued public investment announced in the spending review. Through the great support NGBs have received to date from Government and the National Lottery (via Sport England and UK Sport) many NGBs have made huge improvements to our own governance and we are committed to continuing that journey.
“We are excited about continuing the great relationship we have with Sport England and UK Sport moving forwards to strengthen sport - from the grassroots to the elite, enabling even more people to take part in sport, whether as players, coaches, volunteers or fans, to bring even greater medal success and inspire an Active Nation.”