Facilities strategy

National governing bodies of sport will often have no direct influence on the provision of facilities for its sport. However, they can indirectly affect both local and national provisions – by identifing needs and indentifing planning procedures.

The starting blocks for national governing bodies, is to adopt an official facility strategy – highlighting the areas where need is greatest.

By adopting a facility strategy NGBs can look at the provision of facilities from a country-wide level and see how best to steer the investment to where they are most needed.

A facility strategy should therefore contain an overview and investigation of the level of facilities which are available at a local and regional level.

It should point out gaps in the country-wide coverage of facilities and devise a minimum set of standards for which new build facilities for their sport or recreation activity must adhere to.  

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