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Research and Reports into Sport

Research and Reports into Sport

The following research, reports, publications and websites provide information and guidance that can be used in the support of policies, plans and funding applications.

 

General Participation 

Sport England produces research and reports on understanding and increasing participation that can be downloaded from the Sport England website.  

 

In autumn 2013 Sport England published an important resource to help the community sport sector explore the trends affecting sporting habits.
Click here How we play - habits in Community Sport or download the full report here.
 
 

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a number of evidence based recommendation relating to sport and physical activity. These include

Women and Girls 

Sport England produces research and reports on understanding and increasing participation in women and girls that can be downloaded from the Sport England website

Sport Scotland has produced a number of research and report on understanding and increasing participation in sport and physical activity for women and girls. These include

  • Increasing demand for sport and physical activity by girls. Click here to read the full report.

Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation Research. WSFF research aims to support the development of effective policy and practice in the sports sector that meets the needs of women and girls. Factsheets, cases tudies and reports can be downloaded from the publications section of the WSFF website.

Children and Young People

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a number of evidence based recommendation relating to sport and physical activity and children and young people. These include:

  • Promoting physical activity, active play and sport for pre-school and school-age children and young people in family, pre-school, school and community settings.Available from the NICE website
  • Background information to promoting physical activity, active play and sport for pre-school and school-age children and young people in family, pre-school, school and community settings. Available from the NICE website.

EPPI Centre systematic review on Children and physical activity. This review by the EPPI-Centre was undertaken to address what is known about the barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity amongst children aged four to 10. The review can be downloaded from the EPPI centre website

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) resources. The BHF publishes and collates a number of resources relating to physical activity and young people which can be downloaded from the BHF website.

Older People

Sport England produces research and reports on understanding and increasing participation in women and girls that can be downloaded from the Sport England website

Sport Scotland has produced a research report entitled 'Older people, sport and physical activity: A Review of Key Issues', .which can be downloaded from the Sport Scotland website.

The British Heart Foundation resources (BHF) resources. The BHF publishes and collates a number of resources relating to physical activity and older people. These include the Active for Later Life Resource which aims to help all those involved in developing physical activity programmes for older people of all ages and abilities. The resource and other resources can be downloaded from the BHF website

European Centre for Environment and Human Health published a research paper in August 2013. The key findings are summarised in 'Moving stories: Understanding the impact of physical activity on Experiences and Perceptions of (Self -)Ageing'. To read about Moving stories, click here. To read the full report of key findings, click here.

Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Sporting Equals provides a range of research and reports on participation in sport by black and minority ethnic groups that can be viewed through the Sporting Equals website

 

People with Disabilities

 

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). The research papers on the EFDS website are drawn from English Federation of Disability Sport research, and research carried out by other organisations and individuals into disability sport. The reports can be downloaded from the EFDS website

Faith and Religion

Sporting Equals provides a range of breifing notes on sport participation and faith and religion that can be viewed through the Sporting Equals website

Other Groups

Sport England. Sexual orientation and sport: a literature review In December 2008, Sport England. The report can be downloaded from the Sport England website

Sport England. Understanding participation amongst lone parents. The report can be downloaded form the Sport England website.

Sport and Emerging Communities

Sporting Equals provides a range of fact sheets on sport and emerging communities that can be viewed through the Sporting Equals website