Rebecca Evans Minister for Social Services and Public Health
The Chair and Vice Chair of Sport Wales have today agreed that all activities of the Board should be temporarily suspended. This is a neutral act, and follows matters which have emerged in recent days. The decision has not been taken lightly, but I am satisfied it is a necessary move while my officials conduct a rapid review of these events, which has already commenced. I am unable to give any further details at this stage but I will update Members further as soon as I am in a position to do so. My expectation is that the board’s activities will remain suspended until at least the end of the year, depending on the outcome of the review.
Sport plays a vital part at the heart of our national life, both at the elite and grassroots level. It is equally vital, therefore, that we have a well-functioning and cohesive body charged with promoting this. Today’s action is solely aimed at ensuring that Sport Wales is properly placed to deliver this in the future. In the meantime, its day-to-day operational activities will continue as normal.