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.

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.

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...

Value Co-Creation In Sport Management

Mon, 17 Feb 2014

European Sport Management Quarterly

This article sparks the debate over value co-creation in the context of sport management, to develop better theories, and to provide guidance for sport managers for the design of value creation as a collaborative relational and dynamic process between multiple actors.

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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 Inactive Time Bomb (Summary)

Tue, 09 Oct 2012

Street Games

Street Games' press release refers to the details of its report produced in 2012, 'The Inactive Time Bomb'. This short document illustrates the scale of the physical inactivity problem with a number of statistics taken from the main report. It also includes a number of testimonials from key figures in...

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 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.

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.

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.

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...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

This report aims to 1) describe how technology has traditionally reduced motivation to engage in health behaviours, 2) discuss key elements that may make sedentary technology (in this case, television) engaging, and 3) provide examples of how these same elements can be incorporated into new technologies...

Making The Case For Physical Activity

Mon, 25 Mar 2013

British Heart Foundation

This document provides an overview of the best available evidence on health and wellbeing outcomes that are directly affected by physical activity.

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....