StreetGames Case study

The Newham StreetGames project, based in the London Borough of Newham, set up ‘non-contact boxing’ satellite clubs in partnership with the Borough’s Amateur Boxing Association’s (ABA) boxing development officer. The clubs aim to support the development of boxing for young people in Newham and create pathways for young people to join ABA-affiliated boxing clubs. The Borough is at the centre of London 2012, with the Olympic Park and Stadium falling within its boundaries. 

Newham has the youngest and most diverse population in the UK. More than 40% of the 254,000 people living in Newham are under 25 years old and more than 100 languages are spoken locally. 

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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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