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What is Sport Wales?

We are Sport Wales.

We want to see a healthier and more active nation. We want every young person to have a great start in life so that they can go on to enjoy a lifetime of sport.

We are the national organization responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

We are the Welsh Government's lead adviser for all things sports and we support its strategies, Climbing Higher and Creating an Active Wales.

We also distribute National Lottery grants to enable sport in Wales to flourish. We invest in grassroots sport through our small grants scheme - Community Chest - and the larger Development Grants.

We are committed to providing our most promising athletes with the support they need to compete successfully on the world stage.


We work in partnership with a number of different organizations that deliver and develop sport across Wales.

Delivering our Vision for the sector as a whole means that we must properly challenge and support our partners to ensure that every penny of public money makes the best possible impact. Our partners are encouraged to be innovative and ambitious and our staff are on hand to help them achieve their potential.

Where are we located?

We have around 160 staff across Wales with our head office in Cardiff and regional offices in Deeside and Caernarfon. To contact any of our offices, please contact us.

Aerial shot of Sport Wales National Centre pitches

Sport Wales Board

Our Board is diverse, seeking to reflect the communities it serves, and brings a wealth of experience of working with under-participating communities and elite athletes. It includes individuals from different sectors, including education, health, business and of course sport. More information about our Board is available by reading our Board Members page.


Sport Wales Managers

The Senior Management Team has responsibility for implementing our Corporate and Business Plans, as well as the various elements of organizational development:

  • Chief Executive - Brian Davies
  • Director of Community Engagement - Graham Williams
  • Corporate Director - Emma Wilkins


Royal Charter

Sport Wales was established by Royal Charter on 4 February 1972 with the aim of "fostering and providing facilities for the sport and physical recreation knowledge and practice of the general public in Wales".