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  • Updated a year ago

    Active Lives Borough Update November 2016 - 2017

    London Sport
    The latest Sport England Active Lives release for November 2016 to 2017 has been used to create physical activity profiles for each London Borough. Physical activity participation is broken down by gender, age, disability and socio-economic status. Sport England’s Active Lives survey represents a new way of measuring the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport. Results can be used measure outcomes against Sport En...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Case Study - Getting Female Students Active

    London Sport
    There is a significant gender gap in the participation rates of Higher Education students. Women in Sport partnered up with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) to share insights into how to engage inactive female students within universities. Student Activators focused on engaging students and collating feedback to understand the barriers the 'less sporty' students face when participating in sport and physical activity. The...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Girls Active - Stats Pack for Media

    London Sport
    New data published by the Youth Sport Trust and Women in Sport reveals a gender difference in attitudes to physical activity by teenagers. The children surveyed understand the importance of an active lifestyle. Data from the girls reveals big difference between girl’s attitudes and behaviour with reasons such as painful periods, self-consciousness, confidence, the pressure of school work and lack of encouragement from teachers and paren...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Spotlight on Gender: Active Lives Adult Survey, November 2015-16

    London Sport
    In a new report Sport England explore the reasons why women are less active than men. The latest statistics show that 63% of men are active compared to 59% of women, with men more likely to take part in higher intensity activities than women. Overall, short workouts are appealing to women to help them fit activity into their lives. Women also say that certain sport environments can feel intimidating, especially for those who have had u...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Physical Activity Levels by Gender

    London Sport
    This dataset presents Sport England Active People Survey data from APS 7 (2012/13) through to APS 9 (2014/15). Data is broken down by:  - Total physical activity rate by inactives, insufficiently actives and actives by gender
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Borough Population by Socio Economic Status

    London Sport
    This dataset presents ONS Census 2011. Data is broken down by:  - Population by socio-economic status (number; and percentage of borough/region) - Male population by socio-economic status (number; and percentage of borough/region) - Female population by socio-economic status (number; and percentage of borough/region)
  • Created 2 years ago

    Why Sports Need to Engage Female Volunteers

    London Sport
    Many people choose to volunteer in sport, and all sports clubs rely heavily on their volunteers to run. However, there is a large imbalance of female to male volunteers within the sports sector; with men being twice as likely to volunteer in sport than women. This research focuses on gender discrimination within sports volunteering and sets out best practice solutions to counter this disparity.
  • Created 2 years ago

    Changing the Game for Girls

    London Sport
    This report offers a rare opportunity to hear the voices of girls themselves and reveals their attitudes to fitness and sport. 1500 boys and girls were surveyed to understand how and when girls turn away from an active lifestyle, and why this process occurs. This was supplemented by focus groups exploring students' participation since pre-school and experiences, thoughts and opinions relating to competition and fun, family and friends a...
  • Created 3 years ago

    How to Understand the Impact of Girls Friendships

    London Sport
    There is a need for sports and activity leaders, coaches, project coordinators and volunteers to better understand the role that friendship groups play in the lives of young people, especially in the female demographic. 63% of young women reported that they would shun physical activity if their friends were not involved, whilst 77% cited the opportunity to catch up with friends as a main motivation for taking part. This guide considers ...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Small Changes, Big Difference: Making Physical Activity Accessible for Visually Impaired Women

    London Sport
    This report details new research by Women in Sport and British Blind Sport exploring the role of sport and physical activity in the lives of visually impaired women. It found that visually impaired women share the same core values as other women, but these are underpinned by a desire for independence. To engage women with a visual impairment, sports providers need to recognise these and align their offer with them. Through this research...