Wales urged to help shape future of sport

Following a record-breaking Commonwealth Games, Sport Wales is looking to build on the passion and excitement that has gripped the nation, by gaining feedback on the Vision for Sport in Wales.

Sarah Powell, Sport Wales CEO said: "We are so proud of everyone involved in Team Wales' success in the Gold Coast, but the future of sporting greatness - both grassroots and elite - depends on the important feedback from our diverse population."

Over 600 people and organisations took part in the Conversation at the end of last year, helping to shape the current Vision for Sport draft document.

The ideas set out in the new document is now open for feedback, to help set out a long-term plan.

"You spoke and we are listening" added Sarah Powell. "Some of your views included the need to make sport enjoyable - is this an important part of sport participation? Do we need to steer away from a strategy that focuses on getting younger people hooked on sport and open it up to everyone and, do we continue to have an emphasis on sport or a wider reach? These are some of the views that have helped shaped the draft Vision and we urge organisations and individuals to feed back on them."

"We live in a small but mighty country and this is a very exciting time for Welsh sport" added Sarah Powell. "We want to ensure that we are not simply riding on the crest of a wave with the Commonwealth Games, but are looking well into the future at a Vision that works for Wales. This is more than Sport Wales - it belongs to the whole country."

Feedback on the future direction for sport in Wales to date has highlighted schools, technology and facilities as being vital to future participation and performance.

The Vision for Sport in Wales and Summary of Feedback can be found at

Comments can be made by: Friday 4 May

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