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The future of play, active recreation and sport

Ensuring the sector is fit for the future.

Our futures work is about ensuring the opportunities to be physically active and engage with elite success are preserved and enhanced, and that the sector is well positioned to respond and adapt to ongoing change.

We anticipate this work will provide a range of innovative reforms and options that guide the play, active recreation, and sport sector to remain relevant, fit for purpose and regenerative as we recover from the effects of COVID-19 and beyond. 

The following resources explore some of the likely drivers of change, the possible implications of these drivers and the alternative futures that may result. We have produced these to inform and stimulate thoughts and discussion, which we will then seek to capture through upcoming engagement and consultation.

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