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Andy Reed OBE has been appointed by Department for Culture, Media and Sport to undertake an independent appraisal of the future role of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) in delivering the Government's sport strategy, Sporting Future.

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CSPs have for a number of years been a key part of the local sporting landscape. They can play an important role in joining up local authorities, schools, the health, voluntary and business sectors and other organisations with an interest in delivery. However, at a time where local funding is under considerable pressure and more power and responsibility is being devolved to the local level, government is keen to consider how best we can encourage local organisations to work together to deliver the new sport strategy. The appraisal will not be an evaluation of CSPs current or past performance, but rather a consideration of the roles that CSPs will need to play in future.


A website has been established to capture as much input from as many people and organisations as possible in the short time available (

A spokesperson from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said:
"Government's new sport and physical activity strategy 'Sporting Future' is about getting everyone active. An integral part of this is enabling the development of locally-focused solutions which are tailored to what the customer wants. In considering this delivery at the local level, we now have the opportunity to look at the role of CSPs in helping to deliver the strategy. CSPs have already done a lot of good work which we recognise, and we want to build on that. We now want a clear vision for CSPs of the future, which are working in the best way possible to enable local people to get active. We are very happy that Andy is leading this work and are confident that he will offer a robust and thoughtful analysis"

For further information on the CSP appraisal contact Cornwall CSP Director, Mike Thomas