A new Active Sports Partnership: Lancashire Sport


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County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) were introduced by Sport England in 2000, to try to address the perennial problem of fragmentation in delivering sporting opportunities – between schools, clubs and their national governing bodies of sport (NGBs), and local authorities. Such fragmentation was particularly prevalent in large counties like Lancashire with two-tier local government, and numerous NGBs all operating their own approaches. It was the intention of CSPs to combine the efforts of all providers under a single umbrella (Sport England, 2001: 1), following the prevailing ethos of ‘joined-up provision for joined problems’, and they were defined as partnerships of ‘key agencies and providers committed to establishing a sustainable infrastructure to provide a single system for all young people to benefit from sport and physical activity’ (CSPN, 2003).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExamining Sports Development
EditorsMike Collins
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-0415339896
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2009


  • Social Sciences
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Sports Partnerships


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