Education facilities are a core component of the facility supply, whether private or open for community use.
They are the foundations that can inspire “active for life” outcomes and motivate young people to participate in physical activity for the rest of their lives.
The audit of facilities is being undertaken by the technical sport consultancy 4global and the research company Leisure-net.
After first being verified with the local authority, every school with a sports facility above a minimum criteria will be contacted by email at the start of August.
Each school will be provided a login to an online portal to check and edit their own information (facility count and specifications, access policy, planned developments, etc.).
There will also be an option to schedule a consultation over the phone if schools prefer.
No commercially sensitive information is being requested.
Once the information has all been collated, it will be processed, and then every school will have access to a national tool, which will include an interactive map showing what is available or planned across their area, and which will help inform the role of their own facilities within the community.
Visit the Sports Wales website (external link)