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


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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...


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...

Youth Sport Trust is a children's charity that works to ensure that every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We do this by harnessing the power of sport, physical activity and PE to increase young people's life chances through improved wellbeing, healthier lifestyles...

It is understood that those in lower income households have acutely felt the impact of the
pandemic and lockdown both economically and in terms of mental and physical wellbeing.
During April and May 2020, some 270 community organization that are based in the
most deprived areas of England and Wales, and...


For over nine
months now,
Sport England
has been
considering
our current
strategy and
how it might
need updating and adapting for
the decade ahead. We have been
talking with a wide community
of people who care about
physical activity and sport.
We have gathered thousands
of perspectives on what really
matters about...














This report presents data from the Active Lives Adult Survey for the period mid-November 2018 to mid-November 2019. Data is presented for adults aged 16+ in England.

Health Position Paper

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

AfPE

Health Position Paper by AfPE

Physical education, school sport and physical activity are similar in that they all include physical movement, but there are important differences between them, as outlined in the following descriptions.

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on

Sun, 01 Mar 2020

The Health Foundation

This report has been produced by the Institute of Health Equity and commissioned by the Health Foundation to mark 10 years on from the landmark study Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).

The report highlights that:

  • people can expect to spend more of their lives in poor health
  • improvements to...

The DCMS Select committee's enquiry into the social impact of participation in sport and culture resulted in a series of recommendations and conclusions, each of which is addressed below. These responses have been developed with input from government departments including the Department for Health and...

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...

Elitist Britain

Wed, 03 Jul 2019

The Sutton Trust

Elitist Britain - The educational backgrounds of Britain's leading people.

A Spending Review to Increase Wellbeing

Wed, 22 May 2019

APPG for Wellbeing

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics seeks to highlight how wellbeing serves as a valuable and pragmatic framing for making policy decisions and for setting a vision for the UK.
Wellbeing draws attention to the diversity and interdependence of issues and interventions that affect...

Active Lives Adult Survey 17/19

Mon, 06 May 2019

Sport England

Published in April 2019

Now with a third full year of data, this Active Lives report provides an updated comprehensive overview of adult (age 16+) sport and physical activity in England in the 12 months from November 2017 to November 2018.
The positive news is that in the 12 months to November 2018, the...

This consultation paper sets out the Government's proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.

This consultation paper sets out the Government's proposals to legislate to put it beyond doubt that local authorities, including parish councils, cannot charge parkrun or junior parkrun for the use of public parks.

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Sport England

Welcome to the first Active Lives Children and Young People Survey report summarising the activity levels of children and young people (aged 5-16) in England from September 2017 to July 2018. Given that attitudes towards sport and physical activity are often shaped by experiences in childhood, we have...