Sport Wales chief executive Sarah Powell described the survey results as "very positive and exciting news for sport in Wales."
These increases are taking place right across the age range from 15 through to the over 65s. The figures are increasing at a faster rate than elsewhere and mark a significant upturn in what has been a very static set of figures historically.
These results clearly validate the consistent clear focus that Sport Wales has adopted over the last 10-15 years. We have, through our schools programme, made sure those first vital experiences are positive.
The improvements shown by the survey are largely due to keeping it simple in Wales - investing in foundations, schools and clubs; developing the coaches and volunteers and creating the right experience, the right opportunities and the right environment to enable people to learn to love sport.
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