Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, is set to turn the Governments view of sporting success on it’s head, feeling that “for too long, success in sport has been based only on two crude measurements: participation and medals.”
Speaking at recent Beyond Sport event in London, Tracey Crouch said the new strategy will also look at “maximising sport as a force for good. “
“It will look at the overall value of sport and what it can bring to the wider community – including improving health, inequality and educational outcomes.”
“Sport can have a positive impact on issues as diverse as employability, tacking inequality, and addressing anti-social behaviour.”
The Beyond Sport organisation promotes, supports and celebrates the use of sport to address social issues in communities around the world.