The Sport and Recreation Alliance welcomes reappointment of Culture Secretary and Sports Minister

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP and Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, have been reappointed by the Prime Minister following a cabinet reshuffle this week.  

Emma Boggis, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said: “I warmly welcome the reappointment of both the Culture Secretary and the Sports Minister and look forward to continuing to build on our existing relationship with both Ministers and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 

“Given the current political uncertainty, these re-appointments provide important continuity for the sector and we look forward to re-engaging with DCMS, our members and wider stakeholders including a number of other government departments to take forward our manifesto and truly put sport and recreation at the heart of an active nation.

"We want to see the Government deliver on the commitments set out in Sporting Future to have a genuinely cross departmental approach to sport and recreation recognising the contribution the sector can make to a number of public policy challenges, including improved mental health, economic growth and social cohesion.

"We will also be making the case to ministers to commit to promises already made: to put more money into school sport, to introduce Corporation Tax reforms to support grassroots sport and to protect the outdoors so that everyone has the opportunity to get active.”