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Sports Think Tank - A fully independent think tank dedicated to the most thorough and insightful thinking around sporting policy in the UK

"A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK" Seb Coe

Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

31-32 Bedford Street
Covent Garden
+44 20 3239 3380

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Sport and the EU Referendum

Considering ONLY the sport sector, what kind of impact would Britain leaving the EU have?


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Latest Blog Posts

7 Steps to Measuring and Communicating Impact

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:25

7 Steps to Measuring and Communicating Impact

The Kia Oval in London was the venue for a joint conference with the Football Foundation and hosted by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed OBE - looking at outcome-based approaches to sports delivery and what this means to grassroots organisations in the sport sector.

The presentations and a panel-discussion...

Latest News

NGBs to Benefit from Corporation Tax Change?

27th Nov, 2016

National governing bodies (NGBs) will be able to donate directly to grassroots sport schemes without paying corporation tax following an intervention by the Treasury.

Previously, NGBs had to set up a charity...

How Safe is Sport?

26th Nov, 2016

Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged abuse as children by former youth team coach Barry Bennell.

Allegations of historical child sex abuse within the game are being investigated by four police...

Sporting Equals Leaderboard event

24th Nov, 2016

Sporting Equals will host its the third Leaderboard Conference on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016. The Conference will focus on supporting National Governing Bodies and sports organisations to increase ethnic...

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A Challenging Week for Sport

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:13

With so much good news about the performance of sport and the positive messages about the social impact of sport it is all too easy to forget the 'dark side' of the sports world. We are massive sport fans at the Sports Think Tank but we know we should never be complacent about the issues facing the sector.

The Future is Digital and Open Data?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:52

There is a great emphasis on digital and data in the sport sector at the moment and we are bombarded at the Sports Think Tank by people and companies claiming to have the 'solution' to all of our problems. So what is going on?

Sports Governance Remains Centre Stage

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:25

The long-awaited Code for Sports Governance was Launched at the BMA headquarters in London yesterday. In a show of unity, the CEOs of UK Sport and Sport England Jennie price and Liz Nichols presided over a double act presentation. Unity of the code has been a strong request from the sector who often report separately to both bodies, so this was a welcome step.