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Transcript: Transcript for 04/05/2022 - Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee

Items
Expected timing No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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.

(09.30-10.20)

2.

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

Noel Mooney, Chief Executive Officer, Football Association Wales

Aled Lewis, Head of Football Development, Football Association Wales Trust

Leshia Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Wales

Mojeid Ilyas, Diverse Communities Development Officer, Cricket Wales

Geraint John, Community Director, Welsh Rugby Union

Chris Munro, National Club Development Lead, Welsh Rugby Union

 

Consultation responses

Research brief

Written evidence from Football Association Wales

Consultation response from Cricket Wales

Written evidence from Welsh Rugby Union

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.

(10.30-11.10)

3.

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

Fergus Feeney, Chief Executive Officer, Swim Wales

Hanna Guise, National Learn to Swim Manager, Swim Wales

Phil John, Vice Chair, Basketball Wales

Azeb Smalley, Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Basketball Wales

 

Consultation response from Swim Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.

(11.20-11.50)

4.

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

Victoria Ward, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Williams, Head of Policy and Advocacy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

(11.50)

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The papers were noted.

(11.50)

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The Motion was agreed.

(11.50-12.15)

7.

Private debrief

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.15-12.25)

8.

Forward work programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.

(12.25-12.30)

9.

Young Audience Content Fund: Consideration of draft correspondence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.