To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the immense achievement of the Welsh national football team in participating in the current Euro 2016 championships in France.
2. Recognises the role Wales's involvement in the tournament could play in encouraging participation in sport, improving public health levels and creating an ongoing legacy for our elite athletes.
3. Expresses concern at the findings of the recent Welsh Government Health Survey, which emphasised the scale of the public health challenges facing Wales and identified that 24 per cent of adults are classified as obese and 59 per cent of adults classified as overweight or obese.
4. Believes that the Welsh Government must work with governing bodies and key partners to utilise events such as Wales's qualification to, and participation in, the Euro 2016 finals, to improve public health and inspire greater participation in physical activity.
Business type: Debate
Status: For consideration
First published: 09/06/2016