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


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Unlocking the Potential

Fri, 08 Jul 2022

NSPG

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...

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...

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...

PE & School Sport: The Annual Report 2022

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...

Levelling Up White Paper

Wed, 09 Feb 2022

HM Government

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...

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...

Active Lives Children & Young People Survey

Thu, 09 Dec 2021

Sport England

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

Diversity in Sport Governance Survey 2020

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....

The Impact of major Sporting Events

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

UK Sport

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

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....

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...

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...

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

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

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