Wesport Announce Strategy Achievements
Wesport has announce the achievements of it's 2009 - 2012 strategy: Building on Strong Foundations with 96% of it's targets achieved.
> Building on Strong Foundations - Vision, Mission, Themes...
The vision for the Wesport network was “Working collaboratively to increase, promote, support and celebrate lifelong participation in sport & physical activity and realising potential for all.”
The focus of activity was on Growing Demand and Building Capacity within the Core Team and across the Network of West of England organisations. As the strategy evolved, further clarity was given by developing a mission for the Core Team of “Inspiring People, Empowering Organisations and Creating Opportunities” to help achieve the vision.
The strategy focused around four key themes:
- Advocacy: Influence within and beyond the West of England at a senior strategic and political level, advocating the benefits of Sport and Physical Activity, the achievements and potential of the West of England
- Workforce Development: Develop Skills and Capacity through Training, Education and Sharing Learning across the Network
- Improving Infrastructure: Influence the alignment across organisations and access to the network’s resources, including facilities (use of existing and coordinated planning of new)
- Marketing and Communication: Communicating joint messages and driving good practice in marketing and communication, measuring outcomes and celebrating success.
> Building on Strong Foundations - Achievements...
96% of targets for the 2009 -12 Building on Strong Foundations Strategy were achieved.
Headline achievements include:
- School Competition – 54,335 school children involved in competitions
- Sport Unlimited – achieved 115% of target – 17,578 young people involved in the programme
- Advocacy targets included a target for funding in that would be given to network organisations for delivery – an ambitious target of £3.5 m was set, £2.6 m achieved
- More than 1,200 people have been involved in club development courses
- No. of Coaches on Coach West = 987
- No. of Volunteers on Database = 454
- Marketing and Communication got off to a slow start but there has been significant improvement in the last year of the strategy – a new website (www.wesport.org.uk) launched, twitter, facebook and Youtube integrated and improvements in promoting Core Team and Network activity.
- Trust Governance – systems and processes remain robust, providing the Board with information on finance, strategy, operational performance and risk
> Looking Forward...
The key strategic aim of the 2009 – 12 strategy was to build on a strong start following the creation of Wesport in 2006. We wanted to embed the organisation in local, regional and national networks as a key influencer, strategic delivery partner and network. Growing demand for sport and physical activity, and building capacity to deliver it was our focus.
Although significant progress has been made in the last 3 years, the challenge is not over!
Wesport will shortly launch its new strategy, identifying how we plan to continue to evolve in the next 4 years.
We look forward to working with existing and many new organisations in taking forward a vision for improving sport and physical activity in the West of England.