What we do
UK Sport has been involved in International Sport Development for the last eighteen years and has worked in over 18 different countries, mainly within Southern Africa. At the heart of this development work has been the belief that the UK should play a role in increasing opportunities for young people in developing countries to participate in sport.
Sport also has a role to play in helping to address wider social issues encompassed by the millennium development goals. It can contribute towards addressing gender inequality and assists with the development of life skills such as leadership, decision making, organisational and management skills. Sport can also act as an effective medium for conveying educational messages relating to health issues such HIV/AIDS awareness and malaria.
UK Sport has worked in partnership to strengthen sports systems within developing countries working with Ministries, Sports Federations and Non-Governmental Organisations delivering organisational capacity building, assisting with strategic planning and training of coaches, officials, young leaders and administrators. This work has contributed, through public diplomacy, towards an increase in the UK’s ability to influence, together with a great deal of international goodwill towards the UK.
Areas of Work
- International Inspiration
- International Development
- International Development through Sport (IDS UK)
- International community Coach Education Standards (ICES)
- International Development of Sport
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