1. How can local delivery, including funding structures, of sport and recreation be improved to ensure that people of all ages and abilities are able to lead an active lifestyle? For example, how successfully do local authorities and other bodies such as Active Partnerships, Leisure Trusts, local sports clubs and charities work together, and how might coordination be improved?
In my opinion, the first organisation which should be involved in this action should be hospitals, schools, care homes, community organisations and councils. They have the right statistics and evidence about all citizens, specially about the ones with disabilities or with a critical health situation, who really need access to sport and leisure activities. Should exists a stronger collaboration between this institutions and individuals, to can facilitate an easier access to sport clubs and other organisations which are involved in this action plan.
The young generation should be more encourage to have an active style because this is having a positive impact on their health and their education, in strong relation with UN SDG 3 and SDG 4, respectively a good health and well-being and a good education, according with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The young generation should be more informed about the benefits of sports and an active life style and should be supported and encouraged through different programmes, including facilitation of some vouchers, more competitions and more campaigns in this direction.
Like an example I will take a tennis class, which from my own experience it was bringing a positive impact on the health and well-being of my daughter, and also on her social behaviour.
This objective could be realised with help from different organisations and institutions, like: hospitals, universities, schools, charities or other community organisations. I think competitions should be encouraged and also vouchers facilitated for example for swimming or tennis, that could extend the benefits on the mental health aspects, too.
Yes, these are the right priorities and also we should underline the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, which are including SDG 3 which is specially focused on a Good Health and Well – being.
Personally, I think we should do a lot more to implement all these measures, starting with facilitating more information and vouchers to help people in this direction.
Making some more Apps, including and developing also digitalisation in this domain, connecting more sport institutions and organisations with individuals.
Some sport individual plans facilitated through schools, universities or hospitals.
I think these aspects are not often meet in this domain, because sport is an international domain which is promoting fair play rules.
We should be more inclusive and not differentiate for example disabled people or individuals from other nationalities, from the others. We should be more inclusive in all aspects and also facilitate more sport and action plans for all social categories.
More guidelines and information promoted in this direction, in schools, hospitals, universities, recreational centres and community organisations. More educational plans and guidelines in this direction.
A development plan focused on sport facilities and action plans should developed and be implemented in the next future.
I think its needed more financial support from Government part and voucher schemes encouraging competitions and elite sports.
Canada is a very good example, having an efficient sport policy promoted and implemented by their Government.
“Many organizations make up Canada’s sport system, each playing their own role. Some provide Canadians with access to sport and help athletes participate and succeed in competitions. Others are responsible for hosting sport events.”
The current Canadian Sport Policy, effective from 2012 to 2022, sets a direction for all governments, institutions and organizations to make sure sport has a positive impact on the lives of Canadians, our communities and our country.
Through five broad objectives, their Policy aims to increase the number and diversity of Canadians participating in sport:
Definitely yes. This could encourage and sustain the young generation, and not only, to have a more healthier and active life style, which will conduct to a good health and well-being, SDG3. This action plan will have a positive impact on more domains, reducing inequalities, supporting communication and social activities between individuals, helping to create more sustainable cities and communities.
11 January 2021