The term “Sport for all” has been presented since 1966 and established by the Council of Europe. The sport for all concept includes all form of recreational and competitive physical activity. As we can say that this concept has been spread to public for 46 years until this years 2012. Sport for all concept has been used to attract people especially for all age and gender to invovle in sport and its not for only those who have abilities to paticipate. It also mean athletes with disabilities can participate too in sport. Sport for all concept is a ways to attract public become an athletes in any sports programme. Sport is not just for competition but it also for our health and need to be our lifestyle ways.
Defination of Sport For All Concept
Sport is all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants. Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions.Council of Europe define sport as "all forms of physical activities which through casual or organized participation aim at improving physical fitness and mental well being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels". However, sport for all is a concept to attract people from all types of age that is children, teenagers and adults to participate in sports even the gender is not a problem to become an athlete. People with disabilities also can become an athlete. According to Council of Europe sport for all is defined as something quite different from the original concept of sport, embracing not only sport proper but also, and perhaps above all various forms of physical activity from spontaneous unorganised games to the minimum of physical exercise regularly performed. The ‘sport’ in Sport for All is loose term for such disparate activities as informal recreation, leisure pursuits, play, health promotion activities as well as formal organised sport.
Reason “sport for all” concept presented
As a public, we can say from our logical thinking that sport for all concept that has been presented is more on healthy concern for the citizen circumstances that is always busy wiith their work for the rest of their life. However, sport for all was presented since 1966 by Council of Europe that have a few reason. According to Cousineau, “the major aims of Sport for All ideology are, firstly, to democratise sport participation and, secondly, to improve the health of citizens”. Beside that, if we look in term of social policy aspect, Ravenscroft argues that Sport for All had six major aims: 1. To increase participation and performance in sport
2. To have sport treated as a social service
3. To produce a range of social benefits, such as the maintenance of moral standards and improved social welfare 4. To produce a range of psychological benefits, such as the enjoyment of leisure and the advancement of personality 5. To produce certain physiological benefits, such as an improvement in the nation’s health and fitness 6. To improve the quality of life of the nation
The national sport policy of Trinidad and Tabago also have been many plans and programmes to develop sport in the past. The National Sport Policy cover the two broad dimensions of contemporary sport that is Total Participation in Sport (TPS) and High Performance Sport (HPS). The term “Total Participation in Sport” is based on the "Sport for All" concept in which all sectors of the society that is children, youth, adults, senior citizens and the specially challenged, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion are encouraged to be involved in an active lifestyle. Based on the National Sport Policy the objective is much related to Ravenscroft statement and improvising to attract participation from public. The...