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


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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...

Fan Led Review of Football Governance: interim findings and recommendations

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.

5 Home Countries - Response to Racism.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

AKD Solutions

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,
elite performers...



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...

Activity Alliance Strategy 2021-24

Wed, 12 May 2021

Activity Alliance

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...

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.

Faith Hoops Charity

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...

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...

LIFE IN LOCKDOWN

Sun, 28 Mar 2021

Women in Sport

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Teenage Girls' Lives and Physical Activity

A vision for population health

Fri, 26 Mar 2021

TheKingsFund

A vision for population health

Towards a healthier future

Exploring how COVID-19 affected Sported's community sports groups from March 2020 until February 2021

Navigating Local Systems

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

CLOA/ Sport England

This project is a further exploration into how to support places to work in a whole system way and sits alongside the work of the Local Delivery Pilots

This guidance can be used by local level practitioners and commissioners to begin tackling inequalities in physical activity across and within protected characteristic groups. It presents the findings of a review, analysis and research aimed at understanding the enablers, barriers and opportunities for...

People and Places - Doing it Differently

Wed, 17 Feb 2021

Sport England

In 2016, we invited communities from all over England to test a new way of working with us by becoming one of 12 'local delivery pilots'.

Thsi report highlights the story so far

Uniting the Movement - Full Strategy

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Sport England

Uniting the Movement is our 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

As we adapt and rebuild from the huge disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we need to collectively reimagine how we keep movement, sport and activity central to the lives of everyone....

Uniting the Movement

Tue, 26 Jan 2021

Sport England

Uniting the Movement is our 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

As we adapt and rebuild from the huge disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we need to collectively reimagine how we keep movement, sport and activity central to the lives of everyone....

Working for a healthier Tomorrow

Sat, 16 Jan 2021

DWP

The subject of this Review is the health of people of working age, individuals whose health has consequences often far beyond themselves – touching their families and children, workplaces and wider communities. The economic costs of ill-health and its impact on work are measurable and set out for...

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Sport England

The latest Active Lives figures released in January 2021

This report highlights the central and varied role that Rugby League clubs and charitable foundations play at the heart of their communities in providing vital social hubs and outreach activities which extend far beyond the provision of regular sporting opportunities for children, young people, women...

Evidence leads to the conclusion that these 8 investments are the most effective for increasing the levels of Physical Activity

This report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people's health
and reduce health inequalities in the UK. Its lessons are timely and relevant, with the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic showing us that people's health and the economy
cannot be viewed independently. Both are necessary...


UN SPort for SDG

Wed, 30 Dec 2020

United Nations

Sport and the SDGs from the UN.

The United Nations have long recognized, advocated for and supported the important contributions of sport to development and peace, with a significant record of General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions, UN treaties, Secretary-General's reports and other guiding...

HEALTH EQUITY IN ENGLAND: THE MARMOT REVIEW 10 YEARS ON.

England is faltering. From the beginning of the 20th century, England experienced continuous improvements in life expectancy but from 2011 these improvements slowed dramatically, almost grinding to a halt. For part of the decade 2010-2020 life expectancy...

The Power of Sport: Guidance on strengthening cohesion and integration through sport

Sport for Development and Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda outlines a new plan for global development with the ambition to 'transform our world by 2030'.1 Central...

Laureus - Road to Evidence

Wed, 30 Dec 2020

Laureus

Road to Evidence. A systematic and comparative analysis

Laureus Sport for Good and the Commonwealth Secretariat are both committed stakeholders in the Sport for Development (SfD) field, which uses sports-based programming to tackle key social issues. • If practitioners, researchers, and policy makers...

Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps to prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being.

Details of the 600,000 people who work across the Sport and Physical Activity Sector

CIMSPA 2020 workforce insight report: Understanding the size and impact of the UK Sport and Physical Activity Workforce

A level Playing Field

Mon, 28 Dec 2020

CSJ

Report form the CSJ calling on the government to radically increase the provision of school sport and PE

An independent assessment of the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in fitness clubs and leisure facilities across Europe:

We are very pleased to present the findings of this independent evaluation of COVID-19 transmission risk in European fitness clubs and leisure facilities initiated by EuropeActive and...

The Ambition Report

Thu, 17 Dec 2020

Women Sport Trust

The output provides a privileged insight into what brands, sporting bodies, rights holders, government departments, membership associations, athletes, media organisations and digital platforms all think about women's sport – and connects those insights to form a coherent picture. It is not meant...

New research shows that UK public sector health and fitness is on track for recovery, but operators face shifts in their member profile

Destitution in the UK 2020

Thu, 10 Dec 2020

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This study, the third in the Destitution in the UK series, reveals that even before the COVID-19 outbreak destitution was rapidly growing in scale and intensity. Since 2017 many more households, including families with children, have been pushed to the brink.

The UK should be a country where everyone...

Everybody Active - Sport New Zealand Strategy

Wed, 09 Dec 2020

Sport New Zealand

How Sport NZ will fulfill its leadership role is outlined in this 12-year strategic direction. This includes where we will operate, our long-term goals and five leadership priorities. How we work towards those long-term goals will be outlined in three four-year Strategic Plans, the first of which covers...

The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people

Wed, 09 Dec 2020

Activity Alliance

The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people

Summary of secondary research Updated October 2020

The National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime was launched in October 2015. Its purpose is to advocate for its members and provide support and guidance to the wide range of stakeholders using the power of sport for the prevention and the desistance from crime. As Chair, it has been a privilege...

Applying Behaviour Change Theories

Wed, 02 Dec 2020

Sport England

Changing behaviour is crucial in helping inactive people become active, which is why it's been at the heart of all our Get Healthy Get Active projects

Sport for Development -Outcomes and Measurement Framework

Wed, 02 Dec 2020

Sport for Development

The Sport for Development sector is broad; not only in the organisations working within it, but in the potential changes it can bring about for young people, communities and society. This document aims to empower providers and funders of Sport for Development programmes to define a collective and sector-led...

During the first lockdown people sang and danced in the streets, they covered communities with rainbows, embraced open spaces and rallied round to support the most vulnerable in society. We witnessed the very best of humanity and people used culture, sport and leisure to connect and take care of each...

Sport England commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to calculate the social impact and the economic importance of sport and physical activity in England.

Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for the English economy...