Sport England launches Strategy 2008-2011

Sport England announces its new strategy to get more people playing and enjoying sport and to help those with talent get to the very top:

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Andy Burnham says “This major reform of Sport England marks a new era for sport in this country and will put us on the road to having a world leading community sport system.  We want to encourage people of all levels and abilities to play sport for life, to reach their full potential and to remove any barriers in the way of the talented. By investing heavily in coaching and the club structure we can maximise the chances for English sporting success and improve the quality of the sport experience for all.  National governing bodies will be key to successful delivery and will play a crucial role in helping us to get one million more people doing more sport by 2012.  It’ll be a tough challenge but I am confident that together we can do it."

Jennie Price, Chief Executive of Sport England, says ‘My aim was to produce a clear, sharply focussed strategy for Sport England that would win credibility with our stakeholders and set high standards for us as an organisation. Grass roots sport deserves a world leading system, and that is what we are setting out to deliver. ‘I am confident that the  Governing Bodies of Sport, on which this strategy is critically dependent, will rise to the challenge of delivering on participation, talent support and increased satisfaction within their sports.’

Go to the Sport England website to read the full news item. 

The executive summary of the strategy is available to download here.

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