Agenda Item No. 5
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 7 OCTOBER 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 11 AUGUST 2014
C2436 SPORTS DEVELOPMENT (LPCSD) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) –
Approval was sought for the 2014/15 Local Authority Partnership Agreement (LAPA) plan and to endorse the partnership with Barry Town United Association Football Club for a further year for the development of local football talent. Attached at Appendix A to the report was the Vale Sports Review for 2013/14.
The Council's Sports Development Team had enjoyed a highly successful year that had seen the Vale of Glamorgan ranked equal second in terms of participation for children and young people in Wales and ranked first for adult participation in sport.
The Local Authority Partnership Agreement was a contract the Council had with Sport Wales for the delivery of key elements of the Sports Development Programme. A significant amount of funding is provided by Sport Wales that supports various sports development initiatives including Dragon Sport, 5 x 60 Activity, Disability Sport, Community Chest and free swimming.
Attached at Appendix B to the report was the LAPA plan for 2014/15. The Vale of Glamorgan 2014/15 LAPA plan had already been approved by Sport Wales and Cabinet's approval was now required in order to release funds. All of the grants were funded entirely from the funding given to the Council by Sport Wales.
Initiatives detailed in Appendix B for 2014/15 and included partnership working with Badminton Wales, Welsh Netball and Welsh Rugby Union to develop girls' rugby.
Approval was also sought to continue to fund a joint football project with Barry Town United Amateur Football Club which provided opportunities for talented local young footballers. The scheme had been extremely successful during its first year of operation and in order to give the centre of development a real opportunity to establish itself, it was proposed that the Council continued to fund the facility element of the centre of development for a further year using the sports development dispensation for reduced rates included in the contract with Parkwood Leisure. This would redue the higher charge of the artificial turf pitch at the Colcot Sports Centre to £20 per hour.
This was a matter for Executive decision
(1) T H A T the significant amount of work undertaken in Sports Development during the past year be noted.
(2) T H A T the Local Authority Partnership Agreement plan for 2014/15 attached at appendix B to the report be approved.
(3) T H A T the partnership with Barry Town United AFC for the provision of a football centre of development be approved for a further year.
(4) T H A T the report be referred to the Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) for information.
(5) T H A T congratulations be given to the Sports Development Team for all their hard work
Reasons for decisions
(1) To note work undertaken by the Sports Development Team during the past year.
(2) To allow grants to be released to partner organisations.
(3) To continue to provide footballing opportunities for talented Vale of Glamorgan children and young people.
(4) To allow the Scrutiny Committee to evaluate the work of the Sports Development Team.
(5) To acknowledge the hard work of the Councils Sports Development Team.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 11 AUGUST 2014