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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): National Plan for Sport and Recreation

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee
National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)


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Can grassroots sport recover after the pandemic? Lords ask journalists

The House of Lords Select Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation will hold two evidence sessions with leading sports journalists to discuss issues including the effect of COVID-19 on community sport, and whether sports bodies and elite sport are doing enough to support sport at the grassroots. The sessions will also cover diversity and inclusion in sport, sport coverage and sports journalism, the performance of Sport England and the Government in supporting people to be more active.

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Managing Director at The Athletic
Sport Correspondent at Sky News
At 4.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Chief Sports Reporter at Daily Mail
Sports Reporter at Channel 4
Women's Sport Editor at The Telegraph

Possible questions include:

  • What impact has the pandemic had on the sport sector? What are the medium to long-term implications of this impact?
  • Do you think elite sports and sports governing bodies do enough to support grassroots sport?
  • What is being done to improve the diversity of coverage in sport and diversity of the workforce covering sport?
  • What is the role of the media and journalists in sport and recreation?

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)