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This report led by Mind has reinforced the link between mental health and physical exercise, highlighting that those who increased their activity levels by an average of 1.3 days per week further improved their resilience and mental well-being.

The Economic Importance Of Olympic And Paralympic Sport

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

Sheffield Hallam University

A 'Satellite Account' for Olympic and Paralympic sports, quantifying their economic importance to the UK economy.

Moving More, Ageing Well

Sun, 05 Nov 2017

UK Active

This report says innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent could save billions of pounds in NHS and social care costs by preventing disease.

Physical Activity In Early Childhood

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

All Party Parliamentary Commission

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a fit and healthy childhood.

Active Lives Adult Survey, October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Sport England

The second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017.

Evidence summary of the health benefits that can be achieved from 10 minutes of brisk walking per day for 7 days.

A Lifetime Of Swimming For Every Child

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Swim Ireland

A joint response (Swim Ireland and Ireland Active) on a National Swimming Strategy as part of the National Sports Policy Framework Public Consultation Paper submitted to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Playing Fields Policy And Guidance

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Sport England

This document presents Sport England's policy, and associated guidance, on planning applications affecting playing fields.

Volunteering In An Active Nation

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Sport England

Sport England's vision is as relevant for volunteers as for those taking part. They want everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity.

The Coaching Plan For England: 2017-2021

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Sport England

The Coaching Plan for England represents a 'call to action' for everyone in the coaching community in England to modernise how we think about coaching and how we talk about coaching.

The Doorstep Sport Club (DSC) Programme investigated the issue of inactivity in deprived and underfunded areas across the United Kingdom, offering immediate and long-term solutions.

UK Sports Integrity Index 2017

Sun, 17 Sep 2017

Portland

The Sports Integrity Index is based upon robust polling with 2,110 members of the British general public representative for age, gender and region, conducted in June 2017 by Populus. The calculation of integrity was based on the perceived likelihood of the professional sport being implicated in one of...

Workplace Policies And Practices Promoting Physical Activity Across England

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

International Journal of Workplace Health Management

This paper seeks to understand how workplaces most effectively promote physical activity for the benefit of public health.

School Sport In England

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

House Of Commons

This Commons Library briefing paper provides more information on the policies outlined in the Coalition Government's approach to school sport and related and subsequent developments in the provision of PE and sport in schools.

Women in Sport have undertaken a research project to help further understand women's motivations and barriers to taking part in parkrun and wider running activity.

Developed by a range of experts from across the education, sport and leisure sectors, this report explores the challenges that primary schools face in delivering high quality swimming and water safety lessons. It also makes a series of recommendations on how to improve the situation.

The findings and recommendations of the Independent Review into the Climate and Culture of the World Class Programme (WCP) at British Cycling.

Duty Of Care In Sport

Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

An independent review led by Baroness Grey-Thompson into welfare and well-being in sport. It sets out a list of themes and recommendations that aim to look after people at the very heart of our sector – the people who take part and volunteer.

Sporting Future: First Annual Report

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

Cabinet Office

This report sets out the steps that have been taken towards making sure absolutely everyone can benefit from the power of sport.

Fitbit Research Library

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Fitbit

Fitbit has created its own database with its research partner Fitabase made up of 164 published studies which mention using Fitbit wearables. The Fitabase Research Library is designed to be a public one stop-shop resource for published and peer-reviewed studies using Fitbit technology.

Sport And Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Sports Betting Integrity Forum

The Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan was published in September 2015. It outlines Britain's approach to addressing risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting.

Sport Management Issues In An Era Of Austerity

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

European Sport Management Quarterly

This article provides insights on the impacts of austerity policy through an examination of the experiences of two different countries and sport organisations.

Wheelchair Sport And Physical Activity Survey 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016

British Wheelchair Sport

This report sets out the findings from the inaugural WheelPower sport and physical activity survey Talk About Taking Part.

Bridging the Gap

Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Sported

The Bridging the Gap project was undertaken to look at how to best support community organisations using sport and physical activity to change the lives of young people in some of England's most deprived communities.

Funded by Sport England, Sported spent two years working with Sported members delivering...

A Code For Sports Governance

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

UK Sport, Sport England

The Sport England and UK Sport Code of Sports Governance. It is a mandatory set of Requirements for those organisations seeking public funding, as required by the Government in its 2015 strategy Sporting Future.

A Report By The All-Party Parliamentary Group On A Fit And Healthy Childhood

Sat, 10 Sep 2016

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This report is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity

Educational Backgrounds Of Olympic Medallists

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

The Sutton Trust

A new generation of comprehensive educated Olympic medallists – including Laura Trott and Mo Farah – is challenging the traditional dominance of independent schools in elite sports. However, Team GB's top Olympians are still four times more likely to have been privately educated than the...

Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action

Sat, 13 Aug 2016

HM Government

The Government's action plan to reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years.

Getting Every Adult Active Every Day

Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Public Health England

Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the nation as a whole. Public Health England (PHE) wants to see more people being physically active. This professional resource sets out how to achieve this....

The Rise Of The Activity Sector

Sun, 22 May 2016

UK Active

A report from UK Active into the size and impact of the physical activity sector in the UK

A Satellite Account For Golf In The UK

Thu, 24 Mar 2016

Sheffield Hallam University

The Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield Hallam University produced a 'Satellite Account' for golf in order to derive an authoritative assessment of the sport's economic value to the UK economy for the year 2014.

This report was prepared by a Working Group of the All-Party Group. It is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity.

Taking Part 2015/16 Quarter 2

Wed, 02 Dec 2015

DCMS

The latest Taking Part survey in England, looking at participation in the cultural and sporting sectors, showed that 57% of 11-15 year olds said the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games had encouraged them to take part in sport.

Sport For All: Play For Life

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

The Aspen Institute

An American document by The Aspen Institute where they envision an America in which all children have the opportunity to be active through sports.

UKactive's Blueprint For An Active Britain

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

UK Active

Ahead of the DCMS Sports Strategy launch in December Ukactive launched their Blueprint for an Active Britain at their Annual Summit in November 2015 at the Emirates stadium

Trophy Women? No More Board Games

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

Women In Sport

The report assesses the number of women in board and executive positions in sport organisations in the UK and provides recommendations on how to increase gender diversity in sport leadership.

Physical Activity In The Early Years

Mon, 02 Nov 2015

British Heart Foundation, Loughborough University

The purpose of this evidence briefing is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to the early years (from birth to five years) and physical activity to help commissioners, policy makers and practitioners influence work in the field.

A report prepared by Dr Steven Bradbury (Loughborough University) on behalf of the Sports People's Think Tank.

The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport)1 wishes to assess the economic impact of
the sports sector in the West of England2. This work has been undertaken by the Department of
Accounting, Economics and Finance, within the Faculty of Business and Law, at the University of the
West of England (UWE, Bristol)....


This document highlights 10 themes on which individuals and organisations are being invited to submit evidence over a 9-week period to help shape this new direction for sports policy