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Sport and recreation helps unite and strengthen communities.

Sport and recreation is not about winning, it’s about helping build stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities. The Department advocates and supports projects to strengthen communities through sport and recreation.

Communities that participate in sport and recreation develop strong social bonds, are safer places and the people who live in them are generally healthier and happier than places where physical activity isn’t a priority.

Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.
Below is a great resource from the Department of Sport and cultural industries. 

Active kids are smarter

Research proves that if your kid is physically active they do better at school. Physical activity enhances cognitive function improving memory, behavior, concentration, and academic achievement. On the other hand, inactivity negatively impacts brain health and executive control including: maintaining focus, working memory and multi-tasking.

30 ways sport and recreation benefits people and communities