I am delighted to introduce the 2018/19 annual report for SPRINTER. In 2018/19 the theme of solidifying partnerships and relationships has featured prominently in our work. SPRINTER’s approach of working integrally within the Office of Sport continues to show benefits and grows from strength to strength. SPRINTER has a significant presence within the sport development group and is embedded in flagship programs such as Women in Sport and Active Kids. Management of what is arguably the biggest dataset of children and young people globally (Active Kids) presents challenges, but also affords prime opportunities to inform policy. Early insights from the research data highlight the significant reach of the Active Kids program in areas of high disadvantage and in overweight and obese youth populations. I am confident that the depth of the Active Kids research will help us to better understand and describe, not only the important role that sport and physical activity can play in public health promotion, but also the potential impact in delivering a range of better outcomes for the community. The integration within Anne Gripper’s Sport and Active Recreation team this year was welcomed through the evaluation of regional sports plan. This area of work most definitely enhanced SPRINTER’s awareness of the gaps in evidence around participation behaviours amongst regional and remote communities and allowed the development of an evaluation toolkit to be developed which can be used throughout the Office of Sport.