It’s been one year since the Marshall Government launched its Game On: Getting South Australia moving initiative – a bold new plan to make SA the most active state in the country and reduce levels of inactivity, particularly in children and youth.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard, said in the past 12 months significant action had been taken under the direction of Game On with several new initiatives being set in motion.
“By taking the first steps in our long-term agenda to get South Australians moving, the Marshall Government has already created new places and spaces which enable physical activity, and affordable sport and recreation opportunities for participants,” Minister Wingard said.
“Our record investment in grassroots sport, the support we’re providing to programs to get people moving and the activation of community spaces have contributed to people of all ages and abilities getting involved with sport and recreation activities.
“Through Game On, we set a goal to increase physical activity levels in five years and then improve on this again at the 10-year mark.
“By pushing ahead with our plan, an opportunity exists to save the public health system up to $804 million a year.”
Highlights from Game On’s first year include:
To support Game On recommendations, partnerships have been formed across state government departments, local government and key stakeholders to identify areas of growth and align investments and resources.