AS Physical EducationThe Role of UK Sport Agencies
Learning Objectives• To develop an understanding of the role that UK sport agencies play in the organisation of sport at different levels• To understand how UK Sport, Sport England and the youth Sport trust effect the performance pyramid
• The development and organisation of sport in the UK has not followed a regular pattern, with individuals, groups and clubs free to develop their sport as they like.• The government has never directly involved itself in the organisation of sport at local or national level.
UK Sport• Established by Royal Charter in 1996, UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success.• UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery. • Accountable to Parliament through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sports work is directed by the Board, which meets every two months. • Elite Performance – regional centres of excellence
Two main aims: 1. To support and deliver success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games – a ‘no compromise’ approach to target resources at athletes capable of winning medals. 2. World Class Performance Programme: funds performance and subsistence costs of elite UK athletes (money from the National Lottery)
• Sport England is the government agency responsible for developing a world-class community sports system.• On Tuesday 10 June 2008 we published a radical new strategy to get more people playing and enjoying sport and to help those with talent get to the very top.• The new approach is designed to capitalise on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to use its power to inspire more people to take part in and succeed in sport.
• Promoting community sport to create an active nation• 2 million people more active before 2012• Distribute lottery funding• Parallel agencies (Sport Scotland/ Sports Council for Wales (Sport Cymru)/Sports Council Northern Ireland)• County Sports Partnership
• Reverse decline in sports participation• Programmes to encourage young people to get involved in sport after they leave school: – Help club development – Supporting community sports provision – Help NGB’s to develop effective competition frameworks for young people – Develop volunteering opportunities to get involved in leadership and coaching
• The Youth Sport Trust is a registered charity, established in 1994. • Their mission is to build a brighter future for young people by enhancing the quality of their physical education (PE) and sporting opportunities. • To increase young people’s participation and enjoyment of PE and school sport. • For young people to have the chance to experience and enjoy different types of activity at whatever level is right for them. • To ensure youngsters receive the best teaching, coaching and resources possible and have the chance to progress if they show talent. • To help our young people to live healthy and active lives and to be the best they can be.
The YST has introduced the following Initiatives:• TOP Programmes – provide a sporting pathway for children• Specialist Sports Colleges - more funding, community use
• National Competitions Framework• Physical Education School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) strategy – aim to have 85% of school children accessing 4 hours of high quality PE and Sport a week by 2010 – Step into Sport – YST, Sport England sports leaders – Gifted and Talented
• School Sport Partnership – groups of schools working together to develop opportunities for young people – 1 Partnership Development Manager (PDM) – 8 School Sport Co- ordinators (SSCO’s) – 45 Primary and Special School Link Teachers (PLT)
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