NDM7712 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 09/06/2021 | For debate on 16/06/2021

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises the growth and interest in Welsh sporting teams on the international stage.

2. Believes that the Welsh Government should build upon Wales’s recent sporting achievements by working with the UK Government to attract major sporting events to Wales, recognising the significant benefits of such events for the Welsh economy and the regeneration of local communities.

3. Further calls on the Welsh Government to inspire the next generation of sporting excellence, and promote participation in sport to improve people’s mental and physical well-being by:

a) establishing a Welsh talent sporting fund to support talented Welsh athletes to succeed on the world stage;

b) creating a community sport bounce back fund to help community clubs to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic;

c) improving access to sport facilities including establishing a larger network of 3G and 4G synthetic turf pitches throughout Wales;

d) introducing a network of Welsh sports ambassadors to encourage young people to participate in sport and other physical activities; and

e) enabling free access to local authority gyms and leisure centres for young people in Wales.


NDM7712 - 1 | Tabled on 11/06/2021

In point 3(d), after ‘activities’ insert 'especially amongst teenage girls and under-represented groups;'


NDM7712 - 2 | Tabled on 11/06/2021

In point 3, insert as new sub-points:

‘ensuring post-16 education institutions provide sport and leisure facilities while encouraging participation by attendees;

encouraging public broadcasters to devote a greater percentage of broadcast time to women’s sport;

working with clubs and organisations to reduce homophobic, and sexist behaviour and be trans-inclusive;

investigating the potential for an Olympic size swimming pool to serve north Wales.’

NDM7712 - 3 | Tabled on 11/06/2021

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to:

a) champion Welsh sporting successes, harness the creativity and sporting ability of our young people, and enable our sports industry to maintain its proper place on the world stage;

b) invest in our world-class sports facilities, promote equal access to sports and support young and talented athletes and grassroots clubs.

c) invest in new facilities such as 3G artificial pitches.

2. Recognises the Welsh Government’s successful record of bringing major cultural, business and sports events to Wales.

3. Joins the Welsh Government in wishing the men’s senior Welsh football team the very best of luck in the remaining matches of the European Championships.