I had the pleasure of meeting with the CEO and Chair of Sport Wales at the Senedd this week. It was an exciting opportunity to discuss the future of community sport and the investments being made to support it.
It was great to hear about the £885,182 investment from the Be Active Wales Fund for the 2022-23 period, benefiting community sport clubs in South Wales Central. This substantial funding will undoubtedly have a positive impact on sports initiatives in the region.
During our conversation, I was delighted to learn about the exceptional work being done by WISP Judo Wales. This club brings together children from mainstream education and those with a range of learning disabilities, including autism and Down's Syndrome. They received £1,040 last year to ensure that the next generation can continue benefiting from necessary coaching courses. This funding, provided through Sport Wales' Be Active Wales Fund, demonstrates their commitment to supporting not-for-profit sports clubs and organizations.
I look forward to taking them up on their offer of meeting with some of the groups in the region to see how this investment has made a difference in their community.