NDM7712 Welsh Conservatives debate - Sport

NDM7712 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the growth and interest in Welsh sporting teams on the international stage.

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should build upon Wales’s recent sporting achievements by working with the UK Government to attract major sporting events to Wales, recognising the significant benefits of such events for the Welsh economy and the regeneration of local communities.

3. Further calls on the Welsh Government to inspire the next generation of sporting excellence, and promote participation in sport to improve people’s mental and physical well-being by:

a) establishing a Welsh talent sporting fund to support talented Welsh athletes to succeed on the world stage;

b) creating a community sport bounce back fund to help community clubs to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) improving access to sport facilities including establishing a larger network of 3G and 4G synthetic turf pitches throughout Wales;

d) introducing a network of Welsh sports ambassadors to encourage young people to participate in sport and other physical activities; and

e) enabling free access to local authority gyms and leisure centres for young people in Wales.

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 11/06/2021