Have your say on the National Sports Plan

Our sporting and active recreation community is being encouraged to have their say and to come forward with ideas for the National Sports Plan before consultation closes on 31 July, 2017.

Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis said it’s important that people from our region contribute to the discussion that will steer the long-term future direction of sport for the nation.

“Sport is one of the defining characteristics that ties our community together, to enjoy the love of physical activity, whether as a participant or as a spectator,” she said.

“More importantly, participating in sport helps us to be healthier physically and mentally. It is one those things that keeps us healthy, because we know that being physically active helps to reduce our risk of chronic disease.

“We also know that our enjoyment of sport at the grassroots and our participation in playing sport can bring our diverse community together for fun and enjoyment, improving social well-being.”

The Plan will become a long-term strategy for the whole of sport examining four key pillars of:

  • Participation
  • Performance
  • Prevention through physical activity and
  • Integrity

The consultation process will also explore major sporting events, sports infrastructure, sport governance and funding.

“Whether you are part of a local sporting club, parents of kids playing sport or interested in physical activity, anyone can be involved and have a say to help make our sports at all levels better for everyone,” said Mrs Sudmalis.

The online questionnaire is easy to access and simple to use, so please have your say before 31 July and help us make a difference.

You can contribute by visiting the National Sports Plan website at www.sport.gov.au.