The story so far

By the end of 2018, North Wales will have its own unique organisation, Sport North Wales, to get communities active. We want to work with you to create it

This new organisation will lead our work with partners to transform sport and physical activity across the region.

To date, we have held an extensive consultation process, inviting potential partners to attend Sector Engagement events across North Wales in January this year.  Over 200 people attended, and we received helpful feedback to inform our strategy.  We also held consultation sessions in March, for interested parties to raise any questions or concerns and find out more information about Sport North Wales.

Expressions of Interest Stage

We are now entering the Expressions of Interest stage to help us identify the most appropriate way to commission Sport North Wales. The Expressions of Interest Information Memorandum, which can be downloaded from www.sell2wales.gov.wales sets out what we are trying to achieve, the Expressions of Interest timetable and details of how to play your part in this transformative opportunity.

To be part of Sport North Wales, it is essential that all interested parties complete the Expression of Interest Response Form which can be downloaded and submitted via www.sell2wales.gov.wales, the portal which Sport Wales is using for the management of the EOI stage.

Prospective bidders should register on the portal and use it to submit their EOI by the closing date: 17.30 on 15 June

The proposed timescale for the EOI stage is as follows:

24 May

Bidders’ Day

15 June 2018

EOI Submission Date

w/c 18 & 26 June

Evaluation of Submissions

Early July 2018

Agreement to Next Steps

Sector Engagement Briefing Document

The Sector Engagement Briefing Document  provides you with useful background information about how we intend to work together to create Sport North Wales. It sets out what we are trying to achieve, how you can play your part, the timetable and next steps in the process.

Could you be the Lead Body or Consortium Member for Sport North Wales?

We recognise that putting your organisation forward as a potential Lead Body or Key Partner for Sport North Wales is a significant commitment.  

Therefore, Sport Wales will be holding a Bidders’ Day on Thursday 24th May at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, where potential bidders will have the opportunity to attend a presentation outlining the process, what makes a good bid, key requirements and practicalities. There will be a chance to ask open questions and meet and network with other interested agencies. In addition you can, if required, register for a one to one session with Sport Wales.  If you are unsure whether or not to submit an EOI or have any questions, then we advise that you attend the Bidders’ Day.

  • Morning – Presentation & open questions
  • Afternoon – Networking & one to one sessions

Please reserve your place (maximum two people per organisation) by emailing: playyourpart@sport.wales by 21 May.

Anyone can get involved in creating Sport North Wales

  • People who share our ambition
  • Our existing partners or people who may want to set up an organisation or collaborate with others
  • People with an interest in sport, leisure and physical activity
  • Organisations that provide, promote, fund, represent, teach or research sport or who are service and facility providers
  • People with an interest in equality and a healthier and fitter population in North Wales

If you are a local club/organisation/or individual you will find all the available information here on this website and in the Sector Engagement Briefing Document. We will continually update the site as the process develops. Once a Lead Body is appointed later this year, it will begin its local consultation across North Wales to shape the way forward. This will be a great opportunity for you to PlayYourPart and help to shape the future for North Wales – so if you would like to be contacted when this takes place please register your interest by using the contact form.

If you represent an organisation which has an interest in playing a significant role in the delivery of Sport North Wales either as a lead or a key partner, then please do attend our Bidders’ Day on 24th May  for further information, or submit your Expressions of Interest Response Form by 15 June 2018 via www.sell2wales.gov.wales