The purpose of the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) of New South Wales (NSW) is to encourage the people of NSW to take part in sport and recreation. DSR recognizes that there is more to sport than just playing it. Their vision is to establish a community that uses sport and recreation to develop its well-being.
Sport and recreation play a crucial role in binding NSW communities together, and the participation in physical activity can create a wide range of benefits for all members of the community. From improving the self-esteem of youths to maintaining the health and fitness of senior citizens, and nourishing talented athletes to enhancing everybody’s enjoyment of life, DSR concerns with the big picture benefits of sport and recreation for communities in NSW.
- Financial support – Managing millions of dollars in government grants every year to help build and promote sporting facilities, foster sporting talent, and develop the sport and recreation industry in NSW.
- Advice and information – Supplying information on any aspect of sport and recreation via their website, information resources and customer service center.
- Industry development – Assisting sporting organizations to advance the quality of services provided to the community through training and financial assistance.
- Industry regulation – Motorsport and Combat Sports.
- Coaching development – Assuring coaches are trained and skilled due to DSR coaching center, education, and resources.
- Talent development – Fostering talented athletes to obtain their potential thanks to a network of Regional Academies of Sport, as well as supplying financial supports for athletes’ development.
- Water safety – Upgrading the importance of safety in and around the water through education programs in swim programs, Swim and Survive.
- Outdoor education and recreation – Department of Sport and Recreation Centers offer outdoor education and recreation experiences for children and families, schools, corporate and community groups.
- The Duke of Edinburgh”s Award (NSW Division) – It is an internationally recognized youth development program, which provides opportunities for personal and social development.
- Sports safety – Cooperating with a range of organizations to initiate a safe sporting and recreational environment in NSW.
- Getting people involved – Department of Sport and Recreation offers physical activity opportunities for citizens from all age groups, including”Come and Try” and”Walking for Pleasure” activities for adults and kids.
- A fair go for everyone – Providing participation opportunities for under-represented groups such as women, older adults, people with disabilities, youth at risk, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.