A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.
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Thu, 01 Feb 2024
The Sports Think Tank
100 ideas for the 2024 election from 29 sport, physical activity and Wellbeing organisations.
Thu, 09 Nov 2023
The Community Pulse is a longitudinal study of Sported members on the sustainability, needs, and ambitions of grassroot groups throughout the UK. It ensures the voices of small community organisations are heard
Fri, 20 Oct 2023
Most people who went to school in the UK will have played Rounders at school. However both elite and grassroots Rounders has a much lower profile among adults. It is a sport with a curious combination of high and low awareness.
Sun, 03 Sep 2023
Sport has the power to transform lives. Of course, it keeps us fit. But so much more. For the young people of this nation, sport unlocks life-long friends, introduces mentors, provides purpose, builds confidence – and keeps us out of trouble.1 It boosts academic prospects, combats mental ill health,...
Fri, 01 Sep 2023
The DCMS/ Government sport and physical activity strategy launched in the summer recess of 2023
Thu, 13 Jul 2023
Former England and Great Britain footballer turned pundit Karen Carney MBE has today published her major independent review into the future of domestic women's football
Tue, 20 Jun 2023
The Active Partnerships National Organisation is the national charity of the Active Partnerships Network – a collective of 43 locally-led, nonprofit, strategic organisations who, as valued system partners of Sport England with reach across every place in England, play a pivotal role in 'Uniting...
Thu, 15 Jun 2023
For these reasons, I believe an incoming Labour government should put health and wellbeing at the front and centre of its promise to the people of Britain. More specifically, we should guarantee that everything we do in government will both be fully costed and meet three essential tests, to: • Deliver...
Fri, 26 May 2023
Youth Sports Trust
This report outlines the issues facing young people and the current state of PE, sport and play in schools.
Thu, 20 Apr 2023
This report presents data from the Active Lives Adult Survey for the period mid-November 2021 to mid-November 2022. Data is presented for adults aged 16+ in England. This report contains a full year of postcoronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions. Release dates This release: 20 April 2023 Next release: 25...
Tue, 18 Apr 2023
This careers guide is an important part of our work. It is designed to help people realise their potential by showing clear routes into and through the sector. We hope you find the information contained practical and useful. There is so much happening within sport and physical activity. The best way...
Fri, 10 Mar 2023
The case for action on healthy life expectancy.
Health inequalities are entrenched in this country and life expectancy has been getting worse in the poorest areas. This was brutally exposed during the covid pandemic when people under 65 in the poorest parts of the country were four times more likely to...
Fri, 10 Mar 2023
Women in Sport
Women in Sport knows that sport gives girls and women resilience, courage and self-belief. We also know that gender stereotypes hold girls and women back from sport, and in life. In this study we explored where gender stereotyping begins so we can challenge and inspire to create lasting change for women...
Wed, 18 Jan 2023
A joint response from Sport England and UK Sport to the Whyte Review and actions taken to address the issues
Mon, 09 Jan 2023
House of Commons
The Committee of Public Accounts is appointed by the House of Commons to examine "the accounts showing the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet the public expenditure, and of such other accounts laid before Parliament as the committee may think fit" (Standing Order No.148)
Mon, 19 Dec 2022
- A growing proportion of clubs are in severe financial difficulty, operating with low reserves following COVID-19 – this is currently the case for a quarter of clubs and is expected to rise to a third in the coming year
Tue, 06 Dec 2022
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activity ecosystem because
of their value to the people
who use them most.
For decades, they have fed the next
generation's love of sport and being active,
supported those with health conditions
through good days and bad,...
Sun, 20 Nov 2022
A new report is calling on the Government to capitalise on the role that sport can play in helping unemployed young people from disadvantaged backgrounds around the UK move into sustained work and training.
Fri, 08 Jul 2022
A group of leading organisations across sport, recreation and physical activity has today come together for the first time to call for radical reform to support the growth and development of the sector.
A landmark report, 'Unlocking the potential', proposes a clear strategic vision for how to fully harness...
Fri, 08 Jul 2022
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games ran at an overall public cost of £8.8 billion. The government committed to a lasting legacy, including an increase in grassroots sports participation. Successive governments have since adopted strategies to further their objectives for grassroots sport...
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
This report was commissioned by the District Councils' Network, with the aim of evidencing the health economic value of their members' leisure and wellbeing services, and the further impact they could potentially have on reducing health inequalities. It includes estimates of the potential impact of increasing...
Mon, 06 Jun 2022
Youth Sport Trust
This report outlines the current state of PE, school sport and physical activity in England and the issues and challenges facing young people today.
There is a wealth of research and insight which informs our understanding of the importance of activity in children's lives and their engagement in PE and...
Wed, 09 Feb 2022
Levelling up is not about making every part of the UK the same, or pitting one part of the country against another. Nor does it mean dampening down the success of more prosperous areas. Indeed, by extending opportunity across the UK we can relieve pressures on public services, housing and green felds...
Wed, 09 Feb 2022
This report outlines the government's approach to reducing the risks associated with concussion and head injuries in sport. This work has been developed in parallel with, and greatly benefiting from, the work of the House of Commons' Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into concussion...
Thu, 09 Dec 2021
Sport England's Active Lives Children & Young People Survey is the most comprehensive study of activity levels among children and young people aged 5-16 in England. The annual statistics provide detailed insight & understanding around their sport and physical activity habits
Tue, 07 Dec 2021
Sport England & UK Sport
Following the first Leadership Audit conducted in 2018, once again in 2020 board members in organisations funded by us or UK Sport were asked to complete a survey.
Available to download below, the latest Audit captures data related to gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBT+, sexuality and educational background....
Wed, 01 Dec 2021
Major sport events in the UK could deliver up to £4billion of soft power, trade and investment benefits in the next decade, according to a new report commissioned by UK Sport and the City of London Corporation.
Commissioned in 2020, the findings of UK Sport and the City of London Corporation's report...
Mon, 29 Nov 2021
It has been an absolute privilege to chair the Fan Led Review of Football Governance working alongside an exceptional panel and a brilliant team of officials. Since the Review began, triggered by the European Super League (ESL) debacle, the Review team heard over one hundred hours of evidence from passionate...
Mon, 22 Nov 2021
Alliance Leisure is proud to announce the launch of Active Families, an exploration of the vital role that family life plays in a child's exposure to physical activity and the positive contribution purpose built facilities can play on the journey. The report has been compiled in partnership with ukactive...
Fri, 12 Nov 2021
The document sets out our collective ambition to develop the best women's leagues and competitions in the world. This sets the direction that we will work towards. We will do this by prioritising three goals: producing world class talent, maximising and engaging audiences; and growing the commercial...
Wed, 15 Sep 2021
APSE, LGA & CLOA
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), Local Government Association (LGA) and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can...
Wed, 04 Aug 2021
Public Health England
This document outlines progress made in the last 5 years as a consequence of Public Health England's (PHE) national physical activity framework, Everybody active, every day (EAED). The writing of this publication is in response to an independent review of the framework undertaken by global consultancy...
Wed, 28 Jul 2021
Our internal Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan clearly sets out our ambition to tackle inequality within our organisation.
The Plan, which we published in July 2021, represents our objectives for ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion for the next four years and recognises the principles around...
Tue, 27 Jul 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
This letter outlines the interim findings and recommendations of the Fan Led Review of Football Governance, led by Tracey Crouch MP.
Thu, 01 Jul 2021
This report provides a glimpse into the lived experiences of over 300
ethnically diverse participants engaging in sports and physical activities
across the UK. The stories are broad-ranging and illustrate the everyday
realities of grassroots participants and supporters, the Sport Workforce,
Tue, 18 May 2021
Sheffield Hallam University
UK Sport commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield Hallam University to produce a 'Sport Satellite Account' (SSA) for Olympic and Paralympic sports, in order to quantify their economic importance to the UK economy, for the year 2017. This is the second report, on Olympic and...
Wed, 12 May 2021
Building on the successes from the last strategy, our new vision is more ambitious than the previous one and calls for fairness for disabled people in sport and activity.
There needs to be an increased commitment from organisations across various sectors to support disabled people and provide greater...
Thu, 29 Apr 2021
Contains data concerning activity levels among adults in the UK between 2019-2020, while also highlighting the impact of Covid-19 on physical activity and the sector's response to the ensuing challenges.
Sun, 28 Mar 2021
State of Life
When it comes to health and wellbeing, once a week works - this appears to be the rhythm of human life and we think it could form the basis of a new national preventative health service. In this new paper, State of Life measured the health and wellbeing benefits of weekly religious attendance and physical...
Sun, 28 Mar 2021
In September 2020, the British Academy was asked by the Government Office for Science to produce an independent review to address the question: What are the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19? This short but substantial question led us to a rapid integration of evidence and an extensive consultation...