Minister for Sport releases new ASC Participation strategy

Shane JenkinsNews

From the ASC:

Today the Minister for Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, launched the Australian Sport Commission’s new participation game plan, Play.Sport.Australia.*

This plan sets out the Australian Government’s big picture vision for boosting participation in sport, and is a sister document to Australia’s Winning Edge,* the AIS’s 10-year game plan for high performance sport.

As the Minister said in launching Play.Sport.Australia*. at the 2015 Business of Sport Summit, this plan is both comprehensive in its information and exciting in its ideas. It paints a compelling picture of how sport has changed in the last decade and plots the opportunities we must embrace and maximise in the years ahead.

Play.Sport.Australia*. also provides a clear outline of where the Australian Sports Commission expects sports participation to be in the future, with our keys aims being:

  • more Australians, particularly young Australians, participating in sport more often
  • year-on-year membership and participation growth for all sports
  • strong sporting organisations that deliver the products and opportunities Australians want.

With Play.Sport.Australia*. launched, the Australian Sports Commission looks forward to working with sports, state departments and the whole sports sector to grow and strengthen participation in Australia.

Our priority areas will include extending the access sports have to information on participation trends; assisting sports to increase demand; and building the relationship between sports and those that supply it.

A copy of Play.Sport.Australia. is available* on the Australian Sports Commission’s website, and I encourage you to take some time to familiarise yourself with it and share it with your peers.


Simon Hollingsworth

CEO, Australian Sports Commission

*website no longer available