Stuart Andrew has been appointed as the new sports minister. He replaces Nigel Huddleston, who had held the role since early 2020.
During his parliamentary career, Andrew, the MP for Pudsey since 2010, has served in a number of junior posts across various government departments – from justice to housing.
SAPCA welcomes the appointment and also wishes to place its thanks to the outgoing Nigel Huddleston.
Richard Shaw, SAPCA chief executive, said: “We welcome Stuart Andrews’ appointment and look forward to him continuing the work that the DCMS has done in helping our sector fulfill its potential.
“We also want to offer particular thanks to Nigel Huddleston for everything he did for the sector during the pandemic.
“Sport and physical activity are crucial for the nation’s physical and mental wellbeing and SAPCA members play a pivotal role in delivering the facilities needed for activities to take place.
“We look forward to further strengthening that role as part of the government’s plans to create an active, healthy nation.”