Sports Strategy Consultation

In August the Government opened a consultation on a new cross-departmental strategy for sport. 

What was the consultation about?

As part of the consultation process, respondents were asked a series of 70 questions around ten core 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 well-being
  • International influence and major events

The Alliance co-ordinated a sector-wide response via following:

1) Getting members to feed into the Alliance's response. To do this, we created a number of opportunities for you to engage on the subject, through a range of channels.

2) Members were also encouraged to think about reponding directly to the consultation on behalf of their organisation. To make this easier, we created responses to all of the questions which, based on our Minister's To-do List, we believe reflected the typical views of the sector.


Following the closing of the consultation on 2 October, we have gathered all our member responses together and included them in our response. You can download the following documents to find out more about what the sector wants from a new sports strategy:

Alliance Members can log-in and read the full response and key recommendations by clicking here.

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

On 16 December, the Government launched its new sport strategy.

The detail of the document can be found here.

The Alliance has also blogged about parts of the strategy, which can be found below:

James Allen's strategy overview

Leigh Thompson's look at broadcasting, integrity and major events

Rob Tate's take on the governance implications of the strategy

Hannah Dobbin looks at the value of outdoor recreation following its integration within the strategy

Hannah Dobbin's view on the strategy's goals around health and inactivity

Impact of the strategy for children and young people

Robert Gill looks at the strategy in terms of the social value in sport and what providers will need to think on

How will the strategy improve equality and diversity in sport? Robert Gill takes a closer look.