Our approach

During the reporting period the ASC launched its new participation game plan Play.Sport.Australia. which sets out a big-picture vision for boosting participation in sport. It has a focus on delivering: more Australians, particularly younger Australians, participating in sport more often; year-on-year membership and participation growth for all sports; and strong sporting organisations that deliver the products and opportunities Australians want.

Play.Sport.Australia. builds on the work and achievements of previous years, continuing the ASC’s focus on working to better understand what is happening in sport and supporting the network that supplies sport — Australia’s sporting organisations. A key component of this strategy is helping drive demand for lifelong participation in sport with a focus on our national school-based participation programme, Sporting Schools.

In 2014–15, the ASC continued to emphasise the importance of building participation through community-based sporting activity by investing in NSOs, continuing to build the capability and sustainability of NSOs and transitioning from the AASC programme to the Sporting Schools initiative which will help schools run activities across more than 30 major sports for three terms each year.