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


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Girls Active Interim Summary

Sun, 02 Dec 2018

Youth Sport Trust

The research involved 5,454 boys and girls aged 7 to 11-years-old across England. It shows that even in primary school, almost twice as many girls as boys report that a lack of confidence stops them being active in school.

The YST survey aims to identify the barriers that prevent primary-aged children...

The Vision for Sport in Wales is clear: To have An Active Nation Where Everyone Can Have Lifelong Enjoyment of Sport. Our mission: To Unleash the Benefits of Sport for Everyone. The School Sport Survey evaluates the activity of sport in young people, understanding their enjoyment of sport, and informs...

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.

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

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

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....

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.

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.

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...

Sports Ground Safety Authority Annual Reports And Accounts 2014/2015

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

Sports Grounds Safety Authority

The Annual Report of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) for 2014/15.

Fit For The Future

Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Released shortly after the Conservative Government was installed, this report intends to set the scene across a number of areas where the Sport and Recreation Alliance feel there will be challenges for their members and the sector more widely in the coming years.

Further Analysis To Value The Health And Educational Benefits Of Sport And Culture

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

DCMS, Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England

This report builds upon this work by further examining the links between engaging in culture and sport and health and educational outcomes. We look at the value of these benefits to the individual and to the taxpayer in terms of cost savings.

A Review Of The Social Impacts Of Culture And Sport

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

DCMS, Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England

The Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) programme is a joint programme of strategic research led by the DCMS in collaboration with the Arts Council England ACE, English Heritage and Sport England.

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Fri, 27 Dec 2013

Youth Sport Trust

A document to support primary schools to develop the physical literacy of all their pupils.

The Education Select Committee held an inquiry into school sport following London 2012, in advance of the first anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The report investigated the following: the impact and effectiveness of current Government policy and expenditure on increasing sport in schools;...

The Impact Of Engagement In Sport On Graduate Employability

Fri, 28 Jun 2013

Sheffield Hallam University

The purpose of this research is to provide evidence of the value of sport on graduate employability.

School Sport Participation And The Olympic Legacy

Sun, 26 May 2013

The Smith Institute

A survey of teachers, school games organisers and school sport partnerships staff.

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...

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.

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.

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.