Sports participation and development in Lee Valley
A whole park full of high quality opportunities for sport and recreation.
Sport in Lee Valley is all about inclusion. The idea of involving the greatest number of people in sport in our region is what drives the Regional Park Authority’s Sports Development team.
So whether it’s supporting excellence at the highest Olympic level or simply encouraging fun sport for families, Lee Valley is 100% dedicated to making it happen.
As Lee Valley is home to several worldclass sports venues, sports linked to these centres of excellence have been given particular priority. Several outreach projects and London 2012 legacy programmes are in place, to both support high achievement and encourage increased physical activity for all. These priority sports include:
And given the total commitment to inclusion, there’s an ongoing drive to promote disability sport, education and lifelong learning, quality assurance through the QUEST framework and the distribution of sports development grants.
Local authorities in London, Herts and Essex, county sports partnerships, national governing bodies, sport clubs – there’s an effectively joined-up effort between many partners driving sport development in Lee Valley. Sport England is particularly involved, with several Lottery Funding Agreements in action, linked to the region’s London 2012 venues.
The ambition to promote opportunities for people to get active also extends to Lee Valley Regional Park’s countryside and open spaces. In every corner of the park’s 10,000 acres, there’s a sustained effort to maximize sports options to the widest possible audience.
Welcome to the Lee Valley Sports Development Team, dedicated to increasing participation, sporting opportunities and performance pathways throughout the Lee Valley Regional Park, London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
The Lee Valley Sports Development team have 30 years experience between them of working within sports development, as well as experience in elite, professional sport. The team are at the heart of the London 2012 Legacy, with four Olympic and Paralympic Venues to activate.
The team have the following main roles across Lee Valley Park:
Increase community engagement in sport
Improve existing sport and physical leisure opportunities
Supporting high achievement through our centres of excellence
Contributing to development projects
Activating sustainable legacy across Paddlesport, Cycling, Tennis and Hockey