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


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This report sets out the findings from the inaugural Youth Sport Trust National PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Survey carried out over a six week period in June and July 2014.

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.

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...

Women And Sport

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

House of Commons

This is an inquiry into the barriers to women's participation in sport and how to overcome these. The Committee collected evidence from the key organisations and individuals who are involved in women's sport to promote this issue.

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.

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

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.

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...

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

The Strategic Plan For England Golf 2014-2017

Fri, 13 Jun 2014

England Golf

This strategy seeks to harness the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of all those individuals and organisations who wish to play their part in raising our game and building an even brighter future for golf in England.

A research report produced for Sports Coach UK by Loughborough University.

The aim of the physical activity strand of the legacy is to have a much more physically active nation.

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.

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.

The sport and leisure sector has itself undergone radical change and downsizing but continues to aspire to be a key player in the life of communities and individuals. This paper gives Martyn Allison's personal perspective on what this future could look like.

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

This report by EY assesses and predicts the wider economic implications to hosting the Rugby World Cup in England and Cardiff this year.

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.

This report presents the latest headline child estimates for the year up to and including March 2013.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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...

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 paper sets out the Government's proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.

This consultation paper sets out the Government's proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.

Review Of National Sport Effort And Resources

Wed, 23 Mar 2005

Patrick Carter

This report examines the existing effort and resources that go into sport in England, the effectiveness of deployment, and the potential for improvements and/or increased resources – so that everyone has opportunities to participate.

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...

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

This guidance is a partial update of Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity, NICE public health guidance 2 (2006).

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.

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.

PE And Sport Premium: An Investigation In Primary Schools

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Department For Education

Research was commissioned to conduct two surveys of primary school headteachers and senior managers, to examine how the PE and sports premium is being used in schools in England and the perceived impacts of the fund on PE and sports provision.

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.

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...

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...