StreetGames research

We have analysed the work we do in community sport to change sport, change communities and change lives. In this paper we give examples of how we’re helping to create safer communities in areas of high crime, increasing volunteering and social action, and improving health and well-being for young people in disadvantaged communities.

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Key findings

StreetGames projects do not provide rehabilitation programmes for convicted offenders – although many local projects work closely with the Youth Offending Teams and the Police. 

Our strength is in working with communities to change the local landscape through: 

  • Programmes which are designed to reduce some of the key risk factors and promote protection factors that shape the likelihood to offending/ repeat contact in the Youth Justice System.

  • The provision of diversionary activities which provide alternative pathways to gang membership and anti-social behaviour and help to guide young people through the ‘jeopardy ages’.


Research background

StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which: 

  • Analyses rates of participation and engagement in sport to explore the differentials across socio-economic groups.

  • Explores and analyses participation trends amongst young people from lower socio-economic groups within specific sports 

  • Commissions and reviews specific research studies aimed at exploring attitudes and motivations towards sport and physical activity amongst young people from lower socio-economic groups

  • Identifies and prepares briefing papers and good practice case studies in doorstep sport to share the learning of ‘what works’.

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