With the Olympics and Paralympics due to come to London and the UK a little over four years from now, it is an appropriate time to take a clear look at the sport development system and its fitness for purpose. Therefore in December 2007 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport asked Sport England to review its strategy for community sport in England.
During the first half of 2008 Sport England ran two rounds of consultation with over 100 stakeholders from across the sport sector and also benefited from the support and guidance of a Ministerially-appointed External Challenge Group. Using the insight gained there, Sport England has developed a new strategy for community sport in England, for the period 2008-11.
An unprecedented level of consensus means that Sport England will focus on the creation of a world leading community sports system which will ensure that:
• a substantial – and growing – number of people from across the community play sport;
• talented people from all backgrounds are identified early, nurtured and have the opportunity to progress to the elite level; and
• everyone who plays sport has a quality experience and is able to fulfil their potential.
The new strategy aims to address the fundamental challenges facing sport, and particularly community sport, in England.
As such it features a significant shift in focus and direction.
Editor's comments - [ With the Olympics and Paralympics due to come to London and the UK a little over four years from now (2008), Sport England (with encouragement from DCMS) considered it was an appropriate time to take a look at itself and what it thinks is the sport development system in the context of fitness for purpose. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Sport England (2008). Sport England Strategy 2008-2011. London: Sport England
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