Sport Wales has launched ‘My Welsh Sport – The Conversation’, an opportunity for everyone in Wales to give their view on Wales’s sporting future. My Welsh Sport will involve the public and stakeholders in a two-way conversation about a new vision for sport in Wales and the development of a new strategy for Sport Wales.
Lawrence Conway Chair of Sport Wales said: ‘As a nation only a third of the Welsh population is physically active to the recommended levels. This combined with increasing levels of both childhood and adult obesity is a public health time bomb.
‘Sport alone cannot address the issue of physical inactivity but it must do more. This is why I was delighted to have been asked to work with people and organisations across Wales to develop a new shared vision for sport.’
It comes as new research reveals trust to be a major factor to encourage young girls to take part in sport and activity. A report from Streetgames Wales on the Us Girls Wales project – funded with £690,000 of Sport Wales investment – reveals that ‘relationships with hard to reach young females has to start well before they have even contemplated engaging in even the most basic form of physical activity.’
Taking on that talking and listening principle, My Welsh Sport will put the citizen’s view at the heart of the future of Welsh
sport – from community level to elite.
For more on My Welsh Sport, and to contribute, visit www.sport.wales/mywelshsport