Sport and recreation policies

Policies related to sport and recreation.

Forming links – Junior sport policy

Young people receive their most effective and satisfying sports experiences when they experience goodwill and cooperation between all levels of stakeholders.

Governance and State investment in sport

Policy on governance and State investment in sport

KidSport policy

KidSport policy

Long-term involvement – Junior sport policy

A major objective for junior sport is the development of life-long participation in sport.

Making sport safe – Junior sport policy

Sport providers have a legal duty of care to protect the welfare of young people and ensure they are not exposed to unnecessary risk in any aspect of sports delivery.

People making it happen – Junior sport policy

The most important resource in junior sport is the people who provide the infrastructure for the delivery of activities and set the social atmosphere around sport.

Photographing and filming children

Sport and recreation organisations are expected to create and maintain safe environments that are fit for purpose, provide positive experiences and ensure the safety of children.

Physical growth and maturation – Junior sport policy

Young people receive their most effective and satisfying sports experiences when they experience goodwill and cooperation between all levels of stakeholders.

Quality coaching– Junior sport policy

The overall aim of coaches is to help young people build a love of participating in sport for life-long involvement.

Sport pathways – Junior sport policy

During their growth from 5–17 years, young people develop physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially.

The law and sport– Junior sport policy

Sport and the law is a complex area for clubs and associations.

Youth sport – Junior sport policy

Regular participation in physical activity and sport is important for young people's health and wellbeing.

Page reviewed 27 August 2019