17 May 2023
All Australians are invited to have their say on the development of the nation’s first codesigned National Sport Participation Strategy through an online survey.
The Strategy aims to transform the way sport participation is connected, delivered and supported in Australia and is being facilitated by the Australian Sports Commission in partnership with sector stakeholders.
The survey covers a range of areas including the challenges participants face, behavioural trends at grassroots levels and what the investment priorities should be in the coming years.
Head of Operations at Creating Chances Assmaah Helal is part of the 17-member Project Steering Group (PSG) appointed to guide the development of the Strategy.
She has been leading, advocating, and driving sport for social change and youth development initiatives in Australia and the Asia-Pacific since 2009 and is encouraging as many people as possible to complete the survey.
“It is critical that we hear from a wide range of voices from across the sport industry. You could be working in sport, involved in sport yourself or be a sporting parent,” Helal said, who’s a keen footballer, cyclist and martial artist.
“We want to know what you think about participating in sport, what motivates you and any barriers you might face to getting involved in sport.”
ASC CEO and PSG member Kieren Perkins OAM said participating in sport had many personal and community benefits.
“We know Australians value sport and by taking part in the short survey, you will be contributing to a collective effort to create a more active and healthy Australia through sport.”
“Sport needs to be more open and inclusive and we need to ensure that we are providing more opportunities for all Australians to be involved in sport in whatever role they choose.”
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and closes at 5pm on Friday 16 June 2023.
National Sport Participation Strategy Roadshows are currently being hosted across the country in partnership with State and Territory governments to consult with key stakeholders.
More than 40 people representing sporting clubs and community organisations met in Darwin last week.
Local sporting organisations and community groups are gathering in Perth today for the WA Roadshow including CEO of SportWest and PSG member Matt Fulton.
More information on the strategy is available at www.ausport.gov.au/participation2032
Complete the National Sport Participation Strategy Survey.