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How do we deliver?

Strategy for Sport and Physical Activity 2013-17

We have created an effective local sporting infra-structure, galvanising the support of key stakeholders to facilitate the sharing of ideas, resource and capacity to deliver successful sport and physical activity programmes within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

This strategy presents a long term vision …where we would like to position sport and physical activity by 2025. It sets clear priorities for the next 4 years through to 2017. We have identified three very challenging Outcomes that will help us determine if we are on course to meet our Vision. It helps us to focus on what needs to be done post the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – to create a sustainable legacy that inspires our communities.

Annual Review 2016/17

Sport & Physical Activity in Partnership.

Please find below the link to our 2016/17 Annual Review which highlights our key achievements over the past year. We hope you will be able to find time to read the document and see how our collective efforts are changing lives and improving access to sport and physical activity.

Business Plan 2015-17

Our 2015-17 Business Plan outlines the priorities for the LRS Board and Core Team as we respond to the LRS Strategy for Sport & Physical Activity 2013-17.

Quest for Sports Development Assessment

We have achieved an "Excellent" rating in our recent (2016) Quest for Active Communities assessment. Formerly known as Quest for Sports Development, the process has recently been refreshed to reflect the Government and Sport England's increased emphasis on community and health outcomes. Quest is the sport and leisure industry's leading quality assurance scheme.

We were externally assessed across 12 core modules including People and Skill Development, Financial Management and Business Development, Increasing Participation and Reducing Inactivity and Event Management.

We were rated "Excellent" for 8 out of the 12 modules and the Quest report highlighted that the organisation enjoys a range of strengths. The report commented on the exceptional leadership, the effective business planning and the culture of innovation which enables the LRS team to demonstrate significant added value to the partnership.

In addition, the report stated that the LRS team are at ease working in partnerships and that their relationship management skills are excellent. Furthermore the Assessor referenced that projects and programmes are well managed and have high visibility.

John Byrne, the LRS Director said "This is a very positive outcome to what was a challenging process and real recognition for a job well done by our staff team and Board. However, we know there are areas where we can develop further and we will be collectively working hard to ensure that we continue to improve the services that we offer".


  • County Sport Network
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • East Midlands Platform
    Harborough District Council
    Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Rutland County Council


  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
  • Loughborough University
    Rutland County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council