On Tuesday 10 June 2008 we published a radical new strategy to get more people playing and enjoying sport and to help those with talent get to the very top.
The new approach is designed to capitalise on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to use its power to inspire more people to take part in and succeed in sport.
The strategy commits Sport England to deliver on a series of demanding targets by 2012/13:
- one million people doing more sport
- a 25% reduction in the number of 16-18 year olds who drop out of five key sports
- improved talent development systems in at least 25 sports
- a measurable increase in people’s satisfaction with their experience of sport – the first time the organisation has set such a qualitative measure
- a major contribution to the delivery of the five hour sports offer for children and young people.
We are working closely with the national governing bodies of sport to deliver the new strategy, and will also build strong partnerships with local authorities.
We will reduce bureaucracy by combining its multiple funding streams into a single pot of funding for governing bodies.
And we will consult on a new, more streamlined method of funding wider community projects.
You can download a copy of the Sport England 2008-2011 Strategy here:
Sport England Strategy 2008-2011: Full Narrative (PDF)
You can download a copy of the Sport England 2008-2011 Executive Summary here:
Sport England Strategy 2008-2011: Executive Summary (PDF)