Supporting more people to take part and excel in sport and physical activity in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield

About WYSport

West Yorkshire Sport is one of the 45 County Partnerships in England which connect providers of sport and physical activity such as National Governing Bodies, Local Authorities, Schools, Colleges and universities and local clubs to work together to increase the number and quality of opportunities to take part across a county area.

The West Yorkshire Sports Partnership was formed in 2001 as a result of the five local authorities coming together to deliver sports development programmes.  The network structure now includes hundreds of organisations from across the county.

West Yorkshire Sport is the team of sports development professionals that provide the leadership and coordination for the Partnership.  It became a Company Limited by Guarantee in November 2011.

Its purpose is to:

“To improve quality of life in West Yorkshire by: increasing the number of people being actively involved in sport, active recreation and physical activity; and supporting the fulfilment of potential”


Latest research has shown that almost 65,000 more adults (16+) are now regularly participating in sport and recreation across West Yorkshire than they were in 2006.
(Sport England Active People Research; participating in sport and recreation three times of 30 minutes per week)

What We Do

West Yorkshire Sport offers six core services to its partners and customers:

Co-ordinating the Network

There are thousands of organisations across West Yorkshire providing opportunities in sport and physical activity: from the larger ones such as local ...

Managing Sports Programmes

West Yorkshire Sport has a record of successfully developing and implementing sports programmes, aimed at increasing the number of people playing spor...

Event Organisation

West Yorkshire Sport has organised major county wide events in the past including: West Yorkshire Youth Games – an annual Olympic style multi s...

Consultancy, Advice and Guidance

West Yorkshire Sport holds a wealth of information about sport across the county and its officers have a wide range of experience of developing strate...

Education and Training

West Yorkshire Sport organises a range of workshops and training courses for coaches, volunteers and professional officers. Further information can b...

Communication and Advocacy

As part of our core purpose it is essential we effectively communicate what is happening in sport across West Yorkshire Sport.  We do this by: ...


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