The Value of Sport in Wales

Investment in sport sees huge benefits for Wales, new research reveals.

For every £1 invested in sport in the country there is a return of £2.88, according to a national report commissioned by Sport Wales. £3,428m of benefits for Welsh communities was generated from participating and volunteering in sport in 2016/17.

The Social Return on Investment (SROI) report recommends continued investment and strategies to encourage both participation and volunteering. The analysis conducted by the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield Hallam University is the first of its kind to measure the wider contribution sport makes to Wales.