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...

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...

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...

A Sporting Chance

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Ministry of Justice

An Independent Review of Sport in Youth and Adult Prisons

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...

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...

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.

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

Combatting Doping In Sport

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

CMS Select Committee

The Committee's long inquiry has relied on detailed oral and written evidence, academic research, investigative journalism, and whistle-blowers.

This report highlights the failure of sports bodies in their governance and policing of anti-doping rules.

The sporting bodies the Committee has looked at have...

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

Active Lives Adult Survey

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Sport England

Sport England's latest research reveals that active people are happier and more satisfied with their lives – and are less likely to experience anxiety.

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....

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.

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....

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 report discusses ukactive and Sport England's proposal to expand the availability of Community Wellness Hubs as part of their shared mission for an active nation.

Active Lives Adult Survey, October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Sport England

The second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017.

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.

Fitbit Research Library

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Fitbit

Fitbit has created its own database with its research partner Fitabase made up of 164 published studies which mention using Fitbit wearables. The Fitabase Research Library is designed to be a public one stop-shop resource for published and peer-reviewed studies using Fitbit technology.

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.

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.

Getting Every Adult Active Every Day

Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Public Health England

Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the nation as a whole. Public Health England (PHE) wants to see more people being physically active. This professional resource sets out how to achieve this....

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

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

Facilities For Future Generations

Mon, 14 Mar 2016

Sport Wales

A blueprint for sport and active recreation in Wales.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.