A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.


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THE ROLE OF MARKETING IN PROMOTING A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

APPG - Fit & Healthy Childhood

Since 1975 worldwide obesity has tripled. World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that in 2016 around 41 million children under the age of 5 and over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were with overweight or obesity: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight...

A Sporting Chance

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Ministry of Justice

An Independent Review of Sport in Youth and Adult Prisons

Reiamgining Ageing

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

UK Active

Our population is ageing fast, with a growing proliferation of health problems including disability, dementia and frailty.

It has long been assumed that such problems were directly caused by ageing, and that they could therefore be neither prevented nor treated. But we now know that many of these problems...

We've developed a plan to give the more than 400,000 people who work in the sport and physical activity sector in England – and the people they help get active – the best possible support.

Working in an Active Nation has two main objectives.

Objective 1

Support the workforce to become more customer...

Australian Sport Strategy 2030

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

Sport Australia

Sport 2030 provides a roadmap for future success for sport in this country.
Sport Australia will lead its implementation, to create an even better and more successful national sports sector. If we get it right we know that in 2030 sport will continue to be a key point of national pride, our Olympic and...

Australian Sport Strategy 2030

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

Sport Australia

Sport 2030 provides a roadmap for future success for sport in this country.
Sport Australia will lead its implementation, to create an even better and more successful national sports sector. If we get it right we know that in 2030 sport will continue to be a key point of national pride, our Olympic and...

Why are We Failing our Children

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Sport and Recreation Alliance

We conducted research to reflect how the existing sport and recreation system for children and young people has operated in the recent political landscape and have concluded that:

  1. The system is excessively complex, and lacks a clear, common purpose;
  2. Varying definitions of children and young people creates...

Revaluing Parks And Green Spaces

Tue, 08 May 2018

Fields in Trust

This report provides a robust economic valuation of parks and green spaces in the UK as well as valuing improvements in health and wellbeing associated with their frequent use.

The objective of this research is to share insights (best practices) and strategies with other organisations that may struggle to engage and support girls in sport

Sport For Social Good

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

The Centre For Social Justice

This paper argues that the Government must develop a comprehensive national strategy to make sport a vehicle for social good and use it to help improve people's lives and communities.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Sport England

The third Active Lives Adult Survey Report summarising activity levels in England from November 2016 to November 2017.

This report presents the findings of a programme of research undertaken to confirm the value of sport and active recreation to New Zealand and New Zealanders

This report seeks to achieve a deeper understanding of the interlinkages between health and wealth and the opportunities that devolution presents to focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course.

Combatting Doping In Sport

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

CMS Select Committee

The Committee's long inquiry has relied on detailed oral and written evidence, academic research, investigative journalism, and whistle-blowers.

This report highlights the failure of sports bodies in their governance and policing of anti-doping rules.

The sporting bodies the Committee has looked at have...

New research reveals that the majority of children's sports coaches are unqualified and underpaid.

PE Provision In Secondary Schools 2018

Sun, 18 Feb 2018

Youth Sport Trust

Time on the curriculum for Physical Education is being squeezed, new research from the Youth Sport Trust shows based on responses from teachers at 487 English secondary schools.

Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

Tue, 30 Jan 2018

Cabinet Office

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

The review follows the Duty of Care in Sport report (April, 2017) led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL which sets out clear recommendations that aim to look after the people at the very heart of the sector – the people who take part and volunteer.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Sport England

Sport England's latest research reveals that active people are happier and more satisfied with their lives – and are less likely to experience anxiety.

Examining the Impact of Greenhouse Sports Programmes in Schools

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Loughborough University

Loughborough University was commissioned to undertake a small-scale scoping study in order to examine the future possibilities for more broadly examining the impact of the school-based programmes on individual participants and on schools more widely utilising data that is routinely collated by schools....

Getting Female Students Active

Wed, 06 Dec 2017

Women In Sport

Women in Sport partnered up with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) to share insights into how to engage inactive female students within universities.

Making London the Heart of the Sport Tech World is the strategic plan of action for technology in London. Building on the Blueprint for a Physically Active City it highlights the exciting role that technology innovation can play in helping to create positive change to Londoners' lives through sport....

Physical Activity - A Social Solution

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

UKActive

Social value now sits at the heart of strategic investment into sport and physical activity, and
rightly so. Every delivery and commissioning organisation should have a consistent, credible,
accurate and up to date understanding of what good looks like and how to deliver it locally,
accounting for different...


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.

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.

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.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Sport England

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

This report discusses ukactive and Sport England's proposal to expand the availability of Community Wellness Hubs as part of their shared mission for an active nation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.