Team England CEO, Mark Osikoya, has welcomed the Government's new sport strategy, ‘Get Active:  A strategy for the future of sport and physical activity’, published earlier this week by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

 “We welcome the Government's new sport strategy 'Get Active', which could not come at a more important time for our sector.

 "Its alignment with our mission to promote sports excellence and inclusivity in the Commonwealth movement is reassuring and it is particularly encouraging to see the incredible success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as a positive case study.

 "The Birmingham Games not only delivered a socio-economic benefit but also provided a platform to inspire more people to get active, and create the next generation of sports stars, something Team England prides itself on. This summer we saw the huge success of 57 young talented English athletes bringing home 49 medals from the Commonwealth Youth Games and creating memorable moments in the first steps of their sporting careers. 

 "It is encouraging to see reference to the importance of tackling inequalities in sport and the strategy correctly highlights how the sector needs to be a welcoming, inclusive and fair environment for everyone to partake in whilst showing determination to ensure welfare and safeguarding issues are dealt with efficiently.

 "I look forward to supporting the new DCMS strategy for Sport and working in partnership to establish a sustainable future for Commonwealth Sport.”

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