SMART Way Forward was one of the many organisations who attended and supported the Sport Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff, along with a number of sports clubs, universities, trade associations, leisure trusts, sport’s National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and County Sports Partnerships (CSP’s).
Wales has always had an excellent sporting legacy and produced some of the best sports men and women representing Team GB. The conference included topics such as Funding, The Future of Sport in Wales, Engaging children and young people from deprived communities, Women and girls in sport, How to develop thriving clubs and Education within sport.
Sport Wales recently announced that a further £3m of funding would be available for investment into a variety a sports initiatives around the country. Therefore, with the Olympics only a matter of months away, now was the perfect time for clubs to start thinking about at how they could develop a lasting legacy within their community.
Nadeem Shaikh, Managing Director of SMART Way Forward, said: “It is fantastic to see so many new exciting opportunities and initiatives taking place in Wales.
“All the sports NGBs, clubs and associations are working very closely together to ensure that sport in Wales continues to develop and inspire from community grassroots level, right through to elite international performance. This is definitely a very exciting time for sport in Wales.”
More information about Sport Wales can be found at www.sportwales.org.uk