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Sport Strategy Consultation

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) has responded to the Department of Culture Media and Sport –  A New Strategy for Sport Consultation on behalf of its members.

The FSEM welcomes the consultation and the opportunity for a reform of sport and physical activity policy to get people more active more regularly, enhance wellbeing and reduce the risk of avoidable chronic diseases.

The FSEM’s response focuses on three key areas:

Participation

Physical Activity

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Sports Minister Tracey Crouch launched the wide-ranging public consultation targeted at interested groups and the public – people who are involved in sport and people who aren’t – on what more can be done to use sport to help improve many more lives.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch commented during the consultation process:

“Sport has such a positive impact on people’s lives and I want to embed participation into this nation’s DNA. I want to make sure that the sports sector gives everybody – no matter who they are and what their ability – the chance to take part. However public funding is a privilege not a right and has to go to the organisations that can make a real difference. I want to hear views from people and groups on what more we can do to strengthen sport in this country across the board.”

View the FSEM’s response to A New Strategy for Sport here.

Useful links:

FSEM Manifesto – Making the Physically Active Choice

The English Institute of Sport

Sport and Recreational Alliance – A guide to responding to the Sports Strategy

UK Physical Activity Guidelines