Concise Minutes - Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Meeting time: 09.30 - 12.26
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12821


Hybrid

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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Delyth Jewell MS (Chair)

Alun Davies MS

Heledd Fychan MS

Tom Giffard MS

Carolyn Thomas MS

Witnesses:

Noel Mooney, Football Association Wales

Aled Lewis, Football Association Wales Trust

Leshia Hawkins, Cricket Wales

Mojeid Ilyas, Cricket Wales

Geraint John, Welsh Rugby Union

Chris Munro, Welsh Rugby Union

Fergus Feeney, Swim Wales

Hannah Guise, Swim Wales

Phil John, Basketball Wales

Victoria Ward, Welsh Sports Association

Matthew Williams, Welsh Sports Association

Committee Staff:

Lleu Williams (Clerk)

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Tanwen Summers (Deputy Clerk)

Rhun Davies (Researcher)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee.

 

1.2 Apologies were received from Hefin David MS.

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2       Inquiry into participation in sport in disadvantaged areas: Evidence session with sporting unions (1)

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Football Association Wales; Cricket Wales; and Welsh Rugby Union.

 

2.2 All three organisations agreed to provide additional information regarding funding.

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3       Inquiry into participation in sport in disadvantaged areas: Evidence session with sporting unions (2)

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Swim Wales and Basketball Wales.

 

3.2 Basketball Wales agreed to share research it has commissioned into transport and accessibility issues.

 

3.3 The Committee agreed to write to Swim Wales and Basketball Wales with any questions not reached.

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4       Inquiry into sport in disadvantaged areas: Evidence session with Welsh Sport Association

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Welsh Sport Association.

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5       Papers to note

5.1 The papers were noted.

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6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

6.1 The Motion was agreed.

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7       Private debrief

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

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8       Forward work programme

8.1 The Committee noted its forward work plan for summer and autumn 2022.

 

8.2 The Committee agreed the scoping paper for a future inquiry on hosting international sporting events.

 

8.3 The Committee noted the itinerary for its visit to north Wales on 19 and 20 May 2022.

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9       Young Audience Content Fund: Consideration of draft correspondence

9.1 The Committee discussed the correspondence to the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport, and agreed to further consider and agree the draft outside of this meeting.

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