Our vision is that everyone, regardless of their age, background or level of ability, feels able to engage in sport and physical activity. Some will be young, fit and talented, but most will not. We want everyone to feel welcome, to find something in sport and activity that meets their needs.
We're working to ensure children and young people from the age of five are able to enjoy the benefits of sport and physical activity.
We want them to feel more motivated, confident and able to get active – which will also increase the likelihood of being active later in life.
We know that many of the leading causes of ill health could be prevented if people were to play more sport and increase their overall levels of physical activity
Our focus in the future will be on the benefits that sport can bring to people and to society, built around a simple set of outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.
The Pride of Sport Awards 2017 is supported by Sport England.
This award recognizes an individual or a group that have undertaken an outstanding charity challenge in 2016. It could be for an individual that despite personal physical challenges has trained and managed to complete their first 10k to someone that has cycled the length and breadth of a continent. Here are our final three:
This award recognises an individual that has worked tirelessly to make an impact on sport in their local community. Your local hero could have washed kits for 30 years to ensure the team looks its best week in week out or be someone who has campaigned to keep a local sports facility open to the public. Here are this year’s final three: