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....

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

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...

Impact of Covid-19 on the Sport for Development Sector

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Sport for Development Coalition

The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC) has warned that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector is having "a profound effect" on some of the "most vulnerable members of our society".

The SFDC, a growing Movement of more than 100 charities, networks and governing bodies who believe in the...

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...

Welcome to Sport for All? Why ethnicity and culture matters in sport and physical activity. This report looks at the sport and physical activity participation of children and adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in England. By combining two years of data from the Active Lives...

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.

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...

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...

Girls Active Interim Summary

Sun, 02 Dec 2018

Youth Sport Trust

The research involved 5,454 boys and girls aged 7 to 11-years-old across England. It shows that even in primary school, almost twice as many girls as boys report that a lack of confidence stops them being active in school.

The YST survey aims to identify the barriers that prevent primary-aged children...

The Vision for Sport in Wales is clear: To have An Active Nation Where Everyone Can Have Lifelong Enjoyment of Sport. Our mission: To Unleash the Benefits of Sport for Everyone. The School Sport Survey evaluates the activity of sport in young people, understanding their enjoyment of sport, and informs...

THE ROLE OF MARKETING IN PROMOTING A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

APPG - Fit & Healthy Childhood

Since 1975 worldwide obesity has tripled. World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that in 2016 around 41 million children under the age of 5 and over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were with overweight or obesity: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight...

A Sporting Chance

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Ministry of Justice

An Independent Review of Sport in Youth and Adult Prisons

We've developed a plan to give the more than 400,000 people who work in the sport and physical activity sector in England – and the people they help get active – the best possible support.

Working in an Active Nation has two main objectives.

Objective 1

Support the workforce to become more customer...

Australian Sport Strategy 2030

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

Sport Australia

Sport 2030 provides a roadmap for future success for sport in this country.
Sport Australia will lead its implementation, to create an even better and more successful national sports sector. If we get it right we know that in 2030 sport will continue to be a key point of national pride, our Olympic and...