26 September 2023

Sports Commission runs a new sport strategy

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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is working on an Australian-first strategy to transform the way sport participation is connected, delivered and supported.

Announcing the move, the Commission said the National Sport Participation Strategy would be the country’s first sector codesigned participation strategy.

“The strategy will re-imagine how participation is delivered in Australia,” the ASC said.

“The strategy aims to transform the way participation is connected, delivered and supported in Australia and follows the launch of Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy.”

It said objectives of the strategy would include connecting stakeholders that supported the delivery of sport participation; reimagining how participation is delivered; and changing the face of sports participation to ensure it reflected the broader representation of Australian society now and into the future.

The ASC said the strategy would also clarify the roles and responsibilities of the sport participation system across Government and sport, and create a formal project governance structure, “which reflects the diversity of the sport system and maximises the number of Australians contributing to insights, ideas and project outcomes”.

The Commission is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to join a Project Steering Group (PSG) to guide and support the development of the strategy – due for launch in October.

“The PSG will consist of up to 12 members that bring knowledge and expertise from within and beyond the sports sector,” the ASC said.

“Importantly, members must represent a cross section of Australia to reflect the diversity of the sport participation community now and into the future,” it said.

“PSG members will provide ideas, critical thinking and advice to support the development of the strategy and consult with their networks/community to bring unique insights to the group.

The ASC is inviting Expressions of Interest until 8 February.

Further information on the strategy and the PSG can be accessed at this PS News link.

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