Opening Keynote Address: Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture Media and Sport

Wednesday 8th May 10:00 - 10:15

The government’s Sporting Future strategy, published in December 2015, set out a radical new vision for sport and physical activity, placing five key outcomes at its heart - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. It was a bold new strategy for an active nation and marked the biggest shift in Government policy on sport for more than a decade.

In February 2019, Mims Davies made a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament in which she outlined progress that had been made since the publication of Sporting Future but also priorities for the future. In her keynote speech Mims Davies, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society will highlight these priorities and how we achieve them through cross-government working. Demonstrating the transformative power of physical activity - for physical and mental health, improving employment and educational outcomes and its potential for bringing together communities.

The Minister will open Elevate’s Thought Leaders conference, ahead of 2 days of debate and discussion around the key challenges facing the health, wellbeing and physical activity sector.


Mims Davies MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport