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Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity

A group of adults doing a balance in an exercise class

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the government’s new sport strategy, ‘Get Active:  A strategy for the future of sport and physical activity’.

The government wants to help build a more active nation. This will be done by tackling the high levels of inactivity, and by making sure that the sport and physical activity sector is accessible, inclusive and sustainable.

This strategy sets out how the government will work together with the sector to achieve these aims by ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to get active.

Central to this will be a focus on ensuring that children establish a lifetime of engagement with sport and physical activity, with the introduction of national targets for participation  to help hold government and the sector to account for delivering the change that is needed.

Get Active is a call to arms for organisations across the country who deliver sport and physical activity to go further to ensure they are prepared for both future challenges and opportunities.

This strategy updates and builds on Sporting Future, the previous sport strategy which was published in 2015.