Annual ‘Sporting Future’ progress report published

The government has published its first annual progress report on its sport strategy, aiming to create a more active nation.

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation was published in December 2015 and set out a new government vision for sport concentrating on five key outcomes: physical well-being, mental well-being, individual development, social and community development and economic development.

Amongst wider recognitions, the first annual update highlights the progress of Sport England’s new strategy to tackle inactivity through a £120 million fund and support children in sport outside of school from the age of five. Progress has also been recognised in a new coaching and volunteering strategy from Sport England to encourage more people to get involved.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “I am delighted with the progress we have made in the first year of our new sport strategy and the support we have received in putting it into place from the sport and physical activity sectors.

“There is much more for us to do though in encouraging more people to get involved in sport, make improvements on governance and help sport organisations become more financially sustainable in the future. But I am confident that working together we will continue to deliver the bold ambitions set out in our strategy.”