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


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Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Sport England

Welcome to the first Active Lives Children and Young People Survey report summarising the activity levels of children and young people (aged 5-16) in England from September 2017 to July 2018. Given that attitudes towards sport and physical activity are often shaped by experiences in childhood, we have...

Benefits of physical activity include a lower risk of some major diseases, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Physical exercise can also have positive effects on maintaining a healthy body weight and mental health. However, roughly about one third of the global adult...

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A manifesto for sport and recreation.

Beyond 30%

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Women In Sport

One of Women in Sport's strategic goals is for more women to work in sport and be fairly represented at the leadership level. Through this report they challenge and encourage the sport sector to take action to make this happen.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Thu, 26 Jan 2017

Sport England

This report presents data from the Active Lives Survey for the period mid-November 2015 to mid-November 2016. Data are presented for adults aged 16+ in England.

This document sets out the details of the programme, funding process and the journey to deliver a new sustainable model for grassroots football hubs nationwide.

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.

This research paper attempts to value the social impacts of participation in sport in England, using the SROI framework.

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.

Setting The First Cycling And Walking Investment Strategy

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Department for Transport

This document outlines, for the first time, the Department for Transport's timetable and approach to developing the various elements required to deliver the first CWIS.

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.

A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.

Triennial reviews are part of the government's public bodies reform programme providing a robust challenge to the continuing need for non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and reviewing their functions, performance, control and governance arrangements. This is the first triennial review of UK Sport...

School Games Indicator 2014/15

Mon, 14 Sep 2015

DCMS

This statistical release presents the cost per participant of the School Games. More specifically, it derives the average public sector cost per eligible student at schools participating in the School Games for the 2014/15 academic year.

This consultation highlights ten themes that together capture the headline issues that DCMS want to address.

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

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.

A New Strategy For Sport

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

Sports Leaders

A response to the government's public consultation from Sports Leaders UK.

This summary report by EY presents the estimated economic contribution of the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.

Investing In Cycling And Walking: The Economic Case for Action

Sat, 14 Mar 2015

Department for Transport

This paper aims to summarise recent changes in the evidence base as well as the key legacy studies that should help not only to quantify the impacts resulting from investment in cycling and walking, but also to make the case for investing in cycling and walking above other demands on budgets.

The primary focus of this document is to showcase a commitment to the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, whilst illustrating some of the key economic benefits of sports policy to England through sports devolved policy through primary delivery organisations, including local authorities, Sport England and UK...

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.

The English Federation of Disability Sport champions disabled people's right to participate in physical activity and sport. This Charter for Change sets out what disabled people say they need to make this possible.