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.
Active kids are smarter
30 ways sport and recreation benefits people and communities