Women’s Sport Trust response to DCMS sport strategy consultation

The DCMS consultation will inform the Government’s new strategy on sport, which is due to be published by the end of 2015. The consultation was structured in 10 themes, setting out the challenges the Government wishes to address and inviting responses as to the actions needed and the specific roles of government, delivery bodies, the sports sector and those outside sport.

WST were delighted to respond to the DCMS call for input and evidence on a New Strategy for Sport – and because of the focus of the charity concentrated on the development of women’s sport in our responses. Themes covered in our response include:

  • Participation
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Coaching, Workforce & Good Governance
  • Elite & Professional Sport
  • Fairness & Equality

Our response can be read here.

At WST, we believe sport has the potential to raise aspirations and demonstrate what individuals are capable of both on and off the playing field. Our focus is on ensuring that women and girls – as well as men and boys – have the opportunity to realise their talent through sport. In this way, sport can act as a catalyst for positive social change and encourage progress towards broader equality ambitions. We look forward to reading the full results of the consultation and playing our part in progressing women’s sport.