The Growing Importance of Mental Health in Sport

Earlier this month the UK celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, which saw the topic receiving a lot of media attention. It was great to see sport featured heavily in the coverage, as there remains uneasiness in discussing mental health within the industry – both at elite and grassroots level. For me, one of the most…

Post Conference Thoughts

Following another successful and inspiring SAPCA Conference last month, I want to offer my thanks to everyone who helped organise the event – including our generous sponsors Halliday Lighting and Replay Maintenance. It was great to see Sport England and so many NGBs represented too, a sign that there is strong support for our work…

Building an active nation – making our case

Sport England recently reached the midpoint of its five-year Towards An Active Nation strategy. Launched in May 2016, the strategy maps out the organisation’s direction of travel until 2021. Towards An Active Nation was launched in response to the government’s Sporting Future strategy and signalled a radical change in focus for the grassroots funding body.…

Into the New Year

It is customary, at the beginning of each year, to fix your gaze forward and assess what the next 12 months might hold. For SAPCA, 2019 promises to be a year of change and continued development and growth. One of the most visible changes will be the one facing the composition of the SAPCA board.…

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