Minister for Sport (New South Wales)
|Minister for Sport|
|NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet|
|Nominator||Premier of New South Wales|
|Appointer||Governor of New South Wales|
|Inaugural holder||Eric Willis (as the Minister for Tourism and Sport)|
|Formation||11 March 1971|
The New South Wales Minister for Sport is a minister in the Government of New South Wales with responsibilities for the administration and support for all sporting bodies in New South Wales, Australia.
The current Minister for Sport is Stuart Ayres since 23 April 2014, who also serves as the Minister for Western Sydney and the Minister for WestConnex, both since 30 January 2017. He administers the portfolio through the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and through a range of other agencies including NSW Sport and Recreation.
List of ministers
|Minister||Party affiliation||Ministerial title||Term start||Term end||Time in office|
|Eric Willis||Liberal||Minister for Tourism and Sport||11 March 1971||19 June 1972|
|Ian Griffith||Minister for Sport||19 June 1972||3 January 1975||2 years, 198 days|
|John Barraclough||Minister for Culture, Sport and Recreation||3 January 1975||23 January 1976|
|David Arblaster||23 January 1976||14 May 1976|
|Ken Booth||Labor||Minister for Sport and Recreation||14 May 1976||2 October 1981|
|Michael Cleary||2 October 1981||26 May 1982||6 years, 171 days|
|Minister for Leisure, Sport and Tourism||26 May 1982||10 February 1984|
|Minister for Sport and Recreation||10 February 1984||21 March 1988|
|Bob Rowland Smith||National||Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing||25 March 1988||18 September 1989||3 years, 60 days|
|Minister for Sport and Recreation||18 September 1989||24 May 1991|
|George Souris||Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing||6 June 1991||3 July 1992|
|Joe Schipp||Liberal||3 July 1992||26 May 1993|
|Christopher Downy||26 May 1993||4 April 1995|
|Gabrielle Harrison||Labor||Minister for Sport and Recreation||4 April 1995||8 April 1999|
|John Watkins||8 April 1999||21 November 2001|
|Morris Iemma||21 November 2001||2 April 2003|
|Sandra Nori||Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation||2 April 2003||2 April 2007|
|Graham West||Minister for Sport and Recreation||2 April 2007||5 September 2008|
|Kevin Greene||5 September 2008||28 March 2011|
|Graham Annesley||Liberal||3 April 2011||30 August 2013|
|Gabrielle Upton||30 August 2013||23 April 2014|
|Stuart Ayres||23 April 2014||2 April 2015||3 years, 4 days|
|Minister for Sport||2 April 2015||incumbent|
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