17th October 2019
Bristol Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2020-2025
active community



Bristol aspires to have a Sport and Physical Activity Strategy which brings together a wide group of partners with the shared objectives of creating, promoting and enhancing opportunities for sport and physical activity as a key means to help create a healthier, resilient and more prosperous city. 

This Strategy is intended to support the city’s stakeholders in the planning and delivery of sport and physical activity investment, services and opportunities through a clearly defined set of strategic outcomes, objectives and a robust and measurable action plan. A new framework for the governance and implementation of the strategy will also be identified.

The Strategy presents the new requirements and guidelines of the UK’s Chief Medical Officer (published in September 2019) as well as the current state of the health and wellbeing of Bristolians and the physical activity levels in the city. This context and associated data will subsequently be used as a baseline for 2019 against which the impact of this Strategy will be measured.


The role of competitive sport in helping the city to be healthy and prosperous is a key priority of this Strategy. It will seek to ensure there are actions taking place which promote the opportunities for talented athletes to develop as well as ways in which major sporting events can be used to engage inactive audiences and have a wider social and economic impact.

To read the Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Bristol click here.