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Physical Activity & Sport Strategy 2017-2021

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) is a partnership of the local authorities of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR) working together with amongst others, schools, National Governing Bodies of Sport, 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.

We want to be the most active place in England, building a healthy and vibrant future for our communities. If we achieve this, we will have been able to contribute to, transforming physical and mental wellbeing outcomes in the sub-region, supporting a stronger economy, and helping individuals and communities to achieve their potential in life. Despite the compelling evidence of the benefits not enough people across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland have developed a sustainable physical activity and sport habit.

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.

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".


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


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