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


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Youth Sport Trust Strategic Plan 2013-2018

Thu, 14 Jan 2016

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust's Strategic Plan sets the direction and priorities for the organisation over the five year period 2013-2018.

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.

Working Together To Promote Active Travel

Sat, 21 May 2016

Public Health England

This briefing looks at the impact of current transport systems and sets out the many benefits of increasing physical activity through active travel.

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 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.

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.

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...

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 Disabled People’s Lifestyles In Relation To Sport.

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

English Federation of Disability Sport

The study seeks to understand what motivates disabled people in their everyday lives and how this relates to sport or exercise.

UKactive's Blueprint For An Active Britain

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

UK Active

Ahead of the DCMS Sports Strategy launch in December Ukactive launched their Blueprint for an Active Britain at their Annual Summit in November 2015 at the Emirates stadium

Turning The Tide Of Inactivity

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

UK Active

This report shows the rising issue of physical inactivity across the UK.

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

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.

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

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...

The Rise Of The Activity Sector

Sun, 22 May 2016

UK Active

A report from UK Active into the size and impact of the physical activity sector in the UK

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

The Inactivity Time Bomb

Sun, 27 Apr 2014

Street Games

The economic cost of physical inactivity in young people.

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 Future of School And Community Sport

Thu, 26 Sep 2013

The Smith Institute

This publication brings together the views of a highly respected group of people with expertise gained from years of experience in researching, organising, planning and delivering sport and physical activity.

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 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.

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.

Tackling Physical Inactivity - A Coordinated Approach

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This is the first of two reports from the All-Party Parliamentary Commission on Physical Activity, which was set up in 2013. It sets out the scale and scope of the problem, mapping out the specific areas in which need to be worked on for change.

Developed by a range of experts from across the education, sport and leisure sectors, this report explores the challenges that primary schools face in delivering high quality swimming and water safety lessons. It also makes a series of recommendations on how to improve the situation.

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.

Sporting Future: First Annual Report

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

Cabinet Office

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

This new strategy for sport and physical activity moves beyond merely looking at how many people take part. It will consider what people get out of participating and what more can be done to make a physically active life truly transformative.

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.

Sport For All: Play For Life

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

The Aspen Institute

An American document by The Aspen Institute where they envision an America in which all children have the opportunity to be active through sports.

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 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...

This action plan is a statement of intent, setting out a joint commitment from the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), to ongoing collaboration at national level to ensure that sport and physical activity...

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.

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

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...