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


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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.

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.

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

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...

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

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....

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

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.

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.

Strengthening Sport For Development And Peace

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport

The research makes clear that sport by itself is insufficient to make beneficial change to development and peace, but that a well-co-ordinated multi-sectoral approach is necessary. The research tells us that both policy and programme planning, no matter how well intentioned or generous, must begin with...

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...

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 Management Issues In An Era Of Austerity

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

European Sport Management Quarterly

This article provides insights on the impacts of austerity policy through an examination of the experiences of two different countries and sport organisations.

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 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.

Sport And Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Sports Betting Integrity Forum

The Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan was published in September 2015. It outlines Britain's approach to addressing risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting.

Special Review - British Cycling

Wed, 07 Jun 2017

UK Sport

In April 2017, British Cycling and UK Sport agreed to carry out an audit based upon allegations outside of the scope of the Cycling Independent Review. To this end, UK Sport commissioned a special review of British Cycling to consider these allegations.

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...

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...

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...

This document from the Labour Party sets out their plans for public health ahead of the General Election in May 2015. Launched by Andy Burnham MP (Shadow Health Secretary) and Luciana Berger MP (Shadow Public Health Minister), the document addresses the mental health taboos that have gain so much attention...

This press release from the WHO draws attention to changing perceptions of what is viewed as normal with regards to the levels of obesity across Europe. Using the various country reports, it refers on evidence from the country reports produced to generate awareness of the 'obesity epidemic' infecting...

Playing Fields Policy And Guidance

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Sport England

This document presents Sport England's policy, and associated guidance, on planning applications affecting playing fields.

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

This briefing has been written in conjunction with the Local Government Association (LGA). It is aimed at those who work in or represent local authorities. It addresses the issue of taking action to create environments where people are more likely to walk or cycle for short journeys. It summarises the...

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...

More Sport For All

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The Labour Party

The shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman and the shadow sports minister Clive Efford released this public consultation to help gather thoughts from consumers of sport in the months leading up to the General Election in 2013. The report asks 23 separate questions ranging from encouraging participation...

Making The Case For Designing Active Cities

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Active Living Research

An extensive but non-systematic review of scientific and "gray" literature was conducted to explore a wide range of literature to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, safety/injury prevention, environmental sustainability, and...

Making London the Heart of the Sport Tech World is the strategic plan of action for technology in London. Building on the Blueprint for a Physically Active City it highlights the exciting role that technology innovation can play in helping to create positive change to Londoners' lives through sport....

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.

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.

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