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About Sport Wales

We are Sport Wales. 

We want Wales to be a more active, healthier nation. 

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

Sport Wales is the main adviser to Welsh Government on sport and supports the delivery of its strategic priorities through the Vision for Sport in Wales and the Sport Wales Strategy.

We also distribute National Lottery grants to enable sport in Wales to thrive, investing in grassroots sport through our community grant schemes.

And we are committed to providing our most promising sportsmen and women with the support required to compete successfully on the highest stage possible.

Working in partnership

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

The delivery of our sector-wide Vision means we need to appropriately challenge and support our partners to make sure every penny of public money has maximum impact. Our partners are encouraged to be innovative and ambitious while our staff are on hand to help them fulfil their potential.

Where are we based?

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

Sport Wales Board

Our Board is diverse, aiming to reflect the communities it serves, and brings together a wealth of experience of working with under-engaged communities and of elite athletes. It is made up of individuals from different sectors including education, health, business and of course sport. You can find out more about our Board by reading our Board Members page.

Sport Wales Management

Our Senior Management Team has responsibility for the overall delivery of our Corporate and Business Plans as well as various elements of organisational development:

  • Chief Executive - Sarah Powell
  • Director of Community Engagement - Graham Williams
  • Corporate Director - Paul Randle
  • Corporate Director - Brian Davies 

Royal Charter

Sport Wales was established by Royal Charter on 4 February 1972, with the objectives of "fostering the knowledge and practice of sport and physical recreation among the public at large in Wales and the provision of facilities thereto".