London Sport
Added 2 months ago

Sport England and System Partners (including London Sport) commissioned this report by Sheffield Hallam University to collate the insight and learning around cost of living and its impact on sport and physical activity. It considers the following themes: sport economy, participation, clubs, facilities, workforce. Cost of living has had an impact on participation levels, and there are a number of...

London Sport
Added 3 months ago

This report summarises the achievements of Black Unity Bike Ride (BUBR) in 2023. Their main annual ride had 800 active participants (with a lot more registrations) and despite the weather the event was seen as a positive experience. For 60% of people registered it was their first time taking part in the event. Most of the 1136 registrations were male...

London Sport
Added 5 months ago

This report provides some insight on the impact of Wild Swimming on Wellbeing. It discusses impact; covering social value and social prescribing. It also includes a number of case studies.

London Sport
Added 5 months ago

This report shows there is still work to be done to combat the inequalities affecting disabled people and their ability to take part in physical activity. Concerns include loneliness and the rising cost of living. This research included 998 disabled people, alongside 976 non-disabled people (16+). Seven themes were developed following discussion with disabled people and organisations: 1.    Participation and Experience 2.    Physical health...

London Sport
Added 5 months ago

This report provides insight into the lives of children and young people, it considers the current situation of PE, physical activity and school sport in schools. Including attitudes of parents and teachers in relation to physical activity. Themes covered include inequalities and the affect they may have on physical activity levels, the importance of wellbeing, and considerations in a digital...

London Sport
Added 5 months ago

Young people from low-income households and under-served communities often face more barriers to engagement in sport and physical activity, despite the many benefits participation could provide. The survey covered a range of topics including hobbies/spare time, personality, wider concerns/priorities, the role of sport/getting active, role models/inspiration, challenges and inequalities. It comprised of 1000 online surveys (11-24 year olds) followed by an...

London Sport
Added 5 months ago

This report considers the current state of the UK Sport and Physical Activity workforce following the pandemic and future skill requirements. It considers the post-COVID labour market; the sport and physical activity workforce has not completely recovered from the impact of COVID, some specialist roles like sports coaches have seen a return to similar levels before the pandemic, but other...

London Sport
Added 7 months ago

BUCS sought to understand the views of both staff and students on how participation in sport and physical activity may have been affected by the increasing cost of living. They conducted surveys (which engaged 2,334 students and 80 staff from 140 higher education institutions), as well as interviews and focus groups with 16 students and Sabbatical Officers. They found five...

London Sport
Added 7 months ago

Over half of girls aged 11-16 are missing out on the benefits of participating in sport and physical activity, and participation declines further for those from lower socioeconomic and ethnically diverse communities. They can develop negative views towards sport and physical activity which means they stop enjoying sports participation and this can create ongoing barriers. These barriers and others can...

London Sport
Added 8 months ago

This report indicates that girls understand the importance of physical activity and want to increase their activity levels, but they may be low in confidence, and worry about their fitness and being able to get back into a routine again, as well as being concerned about participating in large groups. Women in Sport’s work included ethnographic research with online interviews...