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


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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.

This revised and enhanced framework is a joint DCMS and UK Sport approach setting out how the UK will support these Gold Events, building on recent experiences and enhanced levels of collaboration with key partners. The aim is to provide the most effective package of support available to major sporting...

This is the fifth report produced on the value of sport in the UK and the methodology employed is consistent with both the earlier reports conducted by the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) and comparative reports produced in other EU Member States as agreed by the EU Working Group.

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.

Coinciding with Women in Sport's (formerly WSFF) first conference with various members of the sport's sector, this report marks one year since the boards inception and reviews the progress.

Future Trends: Innovating to Grow Participation In Sport

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Sport and Recreation Alliance

In this report the Future Foundation, the world's leading independent global consumer trends and insight firm, presents five trends that it believes will become more and more relevant to those of us in the sector alongside examples of where sport is already innovating.

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 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...

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.

Two years on from the London Olympics, this document reports on the current status of the ongoing legacy from the event. It contains detailed accounts from five key areas of legacy: sport and healthy living; the regeneration of East London; economic growth; bringing communities together and the legacy...

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...

Acting Today For An Active Tomorrow

Wed, 26 Mar 2014

Sport Wales Advisory Group

This report gives a snapshot of findings from an extensive research programme by the Future Foundation and outlines the key themes that will shape the future of sport in Wales.

Delivery Networks And Community Sport In England

Mon, 24 Mar 2014

International Journal of Public Sector Management

The paper aims to utilise Adam and Kriesi's Network Approach to policy analysis to examine the range of exogenous factors that affect interactions in the community sport policy process from a local authority perspective.

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.

A research report produced for Sports Coach UK by Loughborough University.

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.

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.

This report presents the latest headline child estimates for the year up to and including March 2013.

This report provides an assessment of the value of sport sector activities in the West of England in 2012, as well as the total value that accrues to the whole UK economy. It also projects the expected future value of the sports sector in the next ten years.

New research from academics in the UK suggests that the old adage of 'first impressions count' is very much alive and kicking in sport. This article provides a summary of this research and concludes with a few ideas for how coaches can apply the research.

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.

The business case for good governance in sport and the case for Scottish Football Association on how to enable modernisation of governance standards.

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...

Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we've now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity actually seems normal. The economic costs are unacceptable, the human costs are unforgiveable. Designed to Move is a framework...

This article will evaluate the role of sports clubs in delivering national community sport policy, particularly in relation to increasing participation in sport and reducing the proportion of young people dropping out of sport.

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...

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. But it is also even-handed, pointing out where the evidence is patchy or where more research is required....

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.

A guide to help those working in sport meet their legal obligations and become better equipped to address equality and human rights issues.

Creating A Sporting Habit for Life

Sat, 14 Jan 2012

DCMS

A new youth sport strategy.

2011 Global Low Cost Gym Sector Report

Sun, 09 Oct 2011

Oxygen Consulting

This report's primary purpose is to illustrate how the low-cost gym sector is emerging internationally. The report draws on some of the strategic analysis from my 2010 UK Low-Cost Gym Sector Report because it remains vital that readers comprehend what is driving this trend.

Inspiring Sport Participation: The Demonstration Effect

Sat, 16 Jul 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University

The Department of Health commissioned SPEAR to conduct a worldwide evidence review on sport participation legacies because it wanted to know if it would be worth investing government resources in initiatives designed to use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to increase sport participation to improve people's...

Learning Disability, Sport And Legacy

Thu, 09 Jun 2011

Leicester City Council

This report examines the holding of the Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) National Summer Games for people with learning disabilities in Leicester in July 2009.

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 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.

Changing The Game For Girls

Sun, 09 Jan 2011

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation

This report presents new research that offers us the opportunity to begin to understand the causes of low levels of physical activity among girls. It explores the views of girls and boys about physical activity, sport and PE, and the influence of schools, friends and families.

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

Delivering N18

Fri, 23 Apr 2010

Sport England

Analysis of intelligence gathering undertaken with 25 local authorities with NI8 in their local area agreement.