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


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Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Survey

Wed, 09 Jan 2013

Sport and Recreation Alliance

This report seeks to substantiate the claim that 'sport is good for you'. The Game of Life brings together, for the first time, all of the best evidence to support those gut feelings we have about sport. This research outlines the evidence that exists that shows how more activity can have huge effects...

Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we've now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity actually seems normal. The economic costs are unacceptable, the human costs are unforgiveable. Designed to Move is a framework...

This article will evaluate the role of sports clubs in delivering national community sport policy, particularly in relation to increasing participation in sport and reducing the proportion of young people dropping out of sport.

The Inactive Time Bomb (Summary)

Tue, 09 Oct 2012

Street Games

Street Games' press release refers to the details of its report produced in 2012, 'The Inactive Time Bomb'. This short document illustrates the scale of the physical inactivity problem with a number of statistics taken from the main report. It also includes a number of testimonials from key figures in...

This report seeks to substantiate the claim that 'sport is good for you'. The Game of Life brings together, for the first time, all of the best evidence to support those gut feelings we have about sport. But it is also even-handed, pointing out where the evidence is patchy or where more research is required....

This report is based on evidence from inspections of physical education between September 2008 and July 2012.Ofsted visited 120 primary schools, 110 secondary schools and seven special schools. It recommends actions for schools and the Department for Education to secure further improvement in the quality...

Legacy 2012: Understanding The Impact Of The Olympic Games

Sat, 25 Aug 2012

The Economist Intelligence Unit

This report examines the business and economic impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

This report begins to assess: (a) The impact of the 'cuts' for Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), (b) Responses to the 'cuts' and (c) The options for SRS moving forward.

Health, Social Care And Lifestyles

Sat, 09 Jun 2012

University College London

The Health Survey for England (HSE) is part of a programme of surveys commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Children aged 13-15 were interviewed themselves, and parents of children aged 0-12 were asked about their children, with the interview including questions on general health...

A guide to help those working in sport meet their legal obligations and become better equipped to address equality and human rights issues.

A Vision For Sport In Wales

Wed, 15 Feb 2012

Sport Wales

This vision spurs Sport Wales' motivation and commitment to delivering the very best for Welsh sport.

Community Sport Strategy

Wed, 15 Feb 2012

Sport Wales

This strategy has been developed to set out clear priorities and focus energy to enable a dramatic shift in the range and number of people involved in sport. It also provides further guidance to those responsible for planning and running sport in Wales.

Creating A Sporting Habit for Life

Sat, 14 Jan 2012

DCMS

A new youth sport strategy.

Sported sought to find a sector-wide method of demonstrating the relationship between sport and social benefits. At the outset the organisation wanted to understand the impact of the Sport for Development sector and the cost saving being made to society. The outcome is a sophisticated IT system which...

2011 Global Low Cost Gym Sector Report

Sun, 09 Oct 2011

Oxygen Consulting

This report's primary purpose is to illustrate how the low-cost gym sector is emerging internationally. The report draws on some of the strategic analysis from my 2010 UK Low-Cost Gym Sector Report because it remains vital that readers comprehend what is driving this trend.

The Role Of The Board In UK National Governing Bodies Of Sport

Fri, 09 Sep 2011

Birkbeck Sport Business Centre

This report examines governance in the voluntary sports sector, focusing on NGBs in the UK. The report seeks to understand a variety of board-specific issues including board structure, roles and responsibilities; board development; risk management and legal compliance; and board involvement in strategy....

This briefing provides details of the performance information available from APSE's performance networks service looking at performance indicators and current policy issues for councils who deliver sports and manage leisure facilities.

Inspiring Sport Participation: The Demonstration Effect

Sat, 16 Jul 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University

The Department of Health commissioned SPEAR to conduct a worldwide evidence review on sport participation legacies because it wanted to know if it would be worth investing government resources in initiatives designed to use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to increase sport participation to improve people's...

Learning Disability, Sport And Legacy

Thu, 09 Jun 2011

Leicester City Council

This report examines the holding of the Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) National Summer Games for people with learning disabilities in Leicester in July 2009.

This report set out to establish how sport can produce the best results for young people living in Britain's most deprived areas. Produced prior to London 2012, the research highlights the distinction between sport for its own sake and sport as a vehicle for improving the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable...

This research explores the extent to which major sporting events have the potential to inspire people – whether spectators or TV viewers ‐ to participate in sport or recreational activity more frequently than they do normally.

Changing The Game For Girls

Sun, 09 Jan 2011

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation

This report presents new research that offers us the opportunity to begin to understand the causes of low levels of physical activity among girls. It explores the views of girls and boys about physical activity, sport and PE, and the influence of schools, friends and families.

This document sets out the Government's plans for the legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sport England has commissioned a series of robust quantitative models aimed at better understanding the factors which account for variations in sports participation, and thereby identify the levers most amenable to public policy intervention.

Delivering N18

Fri, 23 Apr 2010

Sport England

Analysis of intelligence gathering undertaken with 25 local authorities with NI8 in their local area agreement.

Understanding Variations In Sports Participation

Thu, 22 Apr 2010

Sport England

Sport England has commissioned a series of robust quantitative models aimed at better understanding the factors which account for variations in sports participation, and thereby identify the levers most amenable to public policy intervention.

This report analyses the standards of governance at UK NGBs and considers the extent to which some of the recommendations from the Modernisation Programme have been implemented.

This review provides an overview of the identifed published national policy documents on promoting physical activity in the 27 EU Member States.

Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Tue, 23 Feb 2010

The Marmot Review

A strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010.

Coaching Strategy 2010-16

Mon, 15 Feb 2010

Sport Wales

The purpose of this strategy is to state Sport Wales' aspirations and set the direction for coaching in Wales for 2010-2016. This strategy also provides a framework for the delivery of actions relating to coaching in both the One Wales agreement and Creating an Active Wales

Child Poverty Strategy

Thu, 14 Jan 2010

Sport Wales

This child poverty strategy outlines Sport Wales' commitment to making a difference to children, young people and their families who live in poverty.

English Football And Its Governance

Thu, 23 Apr 2009

All Party Parliamentary Football Group

An inquiry into English football and its finances (an update on the 2004 report).

A Games Legacy For Scotland

Mon, 23 Mar 2009

The Scottish Government

Initial plans for building a lasting and positive legacy from Glasgow 2014 and other major events, such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Ryder Cup in 2014.

This paper summarises trends in sport participation in the community in relation to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation assesses the economic value of three sports projects aimed at tackling gang violence and youth crime in the UK. Each project is using sport to reach out to and engage young people at different stages along the criminal pathway.

Sport and leisure have an important role in preventing anti-social behaviour. In this report the Audit Commission explore a wide range of cost-effective solutions to combat anti-social problems via the means of sport.

This paper discusses the advancement of Sport for Development and Peace from the post-World War II period to the present, demonstrating growing international momentum in support of sport's development potential.

Sport England Strategy 2008-2011

Wed, 26 Mar 2008

Sport England

The new strategy aims to address the fundamental challenges facing sport, and particularly community sport, in England. As such it features a significant shift in focus and direction.

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) to produce public health guidance on the promotion and creation of physical environments that support increased levels of physical activity.