Our purpose

The ASC promotes and supports the development of a cohesive and national sport sector that creates opportunities for all Australians to participate and excel in sport.

Our purpose is to strengthen Australian sport – to enable more people to play sport and Australian athletes to succeed on the world stage.

The ASC’s 2015–19 Corporate Plan introduced four strategic pillars which underpin our purpose and guide our core activities and objectives.

Win: International Success

Play: More Participation

Thrive: Sustainable Sports

Perform: Organisational Excellence

In 2015-16, work across the four pillars: Win, Play, Thrive and Perform, contributed to the achievement of the ASC purpose and the ASC’s two outcomes identified within the Portfolio Budget Statements 2015-16.

Outcome 1: Improved participation in structured physical activity, particularly organised sport, at the community level, including through leadership and targeted community based sports activity.

Outcome 2: Excellence in sports performance and continued international sporting success, by talented athletes and coaches, including through leadership in high performance athlete development, and targets science and research.