Second annual Sporting Future report announces new Sport England targets
Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. The second annual Sporting Future report sets out the progress that has been made in the past year, and focuses on ten key themes and areas of progress:
- Cross-government working
- Change in participation approach
- Sports governance
- Duty of care, safeguarding and mental health
- Major events: past, present and future
- Safe stadia, accessibility, fan engagement and infrastructure
- The sporting workforce
- Elite sport
- Sporting economy
For County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), what's particularly interesting is the announcement of Sport England’s targets for engagement in sport and physical activity. These are outlined as, by 2020 they want to:
- Increase the numbers of people in England who are regularly active by 500,000 nationally
- Increase the numbers of women who are regularly active by 250,000 nationally
- Increase the numbers of people from lower socio-economic groups who are more active by 100,000 (within targeted locations)
These targets will likely be achieved with the support of CSPs whose remit increasingly involves working with local partners to encouraging inactive people to take up exercise and physical activity and using insight to reach those individuals in areas of high aggregated need.
Find out more
Download your copy of the report here (PDF).
Learn more about Sport England's targets for engagement in sport and physical activity here.