We firmly believe in collaboration in policy making for sport. We don't think we have all the answers or the monopoly on original thinking. That's why we want to use these pages to 'crowd source' new thinking, challenge and fresh ideas. In fact we specifically get annoyed by the 'Logos and egos' thing! The sector isn't great at proper collaboration. So we are actively encouraging everybody to share here at the Sports Think Tank. All input helps us generate healthy debate and because we interact with senior policy makers in Parliament and Whitehall daily we can take your ideas and evidence to the heart of policy making.
- School Sport & PE
Debates and links to Issues around School Sport & PE
- Local Government & Austerity
Debates and resources around the issue of austerity and local government cuts
Issues related to WADA, UKAD and anti-doping
Issues related to national and international Governance
- Measuring Impact in Sport
How do we best measure our impact in sport?
- Ticket Touting
The secondary market in sport remains a hot topc!
- UK Sport 'No Compromise'
The UK Sport policy of No Compromise has produced the results. But what are the implications for wider sport?
- Betting Integrity
Many argue that betting integrity and sport integrity are the new issues in sport
- Concussion in Sport
Raising the profile of concussion in Sports to ensure the required action is taken to keep sport safe
- Voluntary Code on TV Rights Income
A watching brief on the voluntary Broadcast code
- Women in Sport
issues of gender and sport - both sport and governance
- Disability and Sport
issues related to disability, Paralympics, special Olympics etc
- Safe Standing at Sports Stadia
The issue of safe Standing remains controversial and divisive
- Major Events Strategy
What is the impact of the UKs successful major events strategy - bidding for and hosting world sporting events
- Sport and Urban Regenration
Sport and Urban regeneration
- Major Events and Legacy!
The 'L' word. Legacy and major events still one of the hottest topics around
- Sport and Physical Activity Terminology
We have heard sport being described as 'toxic' - does it matter what we call sport, exercise, physical activity?
- Social Mobility
Many of our teams and medallists are from the 7% of kids who go to public schools. Does it matter and if so what can we do about it?
- Poverty, social class and sport
Social class will still be the single determinant of access to sport. What can we do to tackle inequality
- Sports Facilities for the 21st Century
What should a sports facilities strategy look like. What are the priorities for getting a nation active and playing sport?
Sport England Volunteering Strategy and wider volunteering issues
- CIMSPA & Workforce Strategy
CIMSPA and workforce related issues
- Can Sport Deliver the Physical Activity Agenda?
The big agenda change for sport has been the call to help deliver the physical activity agenda over recent years. What are the constraints.
- Coaching and Sport
Coaching development and policy
New topics are always popping up in sport. if we have missed something let us know and write an opinion piece! We will add it here and encourage debate and challenge.