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About Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is your local network and support team for physical activity and sport across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

We want to be the most active place in England, building a healthy and vibrant future for our communities.

We work as a partnership with the local authorities of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR) and work together with a range of partners including Schools, School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), local and national organisations, clubs, coaches and volunteers.

We have a shared commitment to enrich the lives of the residents of LLR by:

  • Getting more people to take part in physical activity and sport.
  • Improving our citizen's physical and mental well-being.
  • Developing our paid and unpaid workforce.
  • Creating a strong voice for physical activity and sport.
  • Building a physical activity and sport environment that is safe, fair and customer focused.

County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) like LRS have been set up by Sport England as the delivery system for the development of sport and physical activity at a county level, ensuring national resources have local reach.

Whether you are a club/organisation, coach, volunteer, athlete, or just simply interested in getting involved in local activity, sport and wellbeing opportunities, we can provide the support, advice and information you need.

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What is a County Sports Partnership (CSP)?

Sport England invest in 43 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) covering every part of England. CSPs are a network of organisations which a strong understanding of their local place. CSPs can broker and support the right relationships, and help identify the best opportunities to increase sport and physical activity in their communities.

CSPs will think about what's important based on local needs, and use their understanding to be tactical in creating chances to get active which achieve the health, social and economic outcomes in the governing's Sporting Future Strategy.

This means supporting local partners and responding to local needs, and targeting where intervention or extra capacity is needed to create a more joined-up approach to tackling inactivity in their areas.

What is the County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN)?

The County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) is a nationwide network of 43 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which are committed to working together to provide a cohesive offer to regional and national agencies, sharing good practice and continually improving the effectiveness of the network.

The CSPN speaks on behalf of this network with national agencies and supports the development of CSPs through peer support, communication and collaboration.


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


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