StreetGames case study

Doorstep sport rugby is run in Creswell on Friday evenings and is aimed at young people aged between 12 - 19 years. It is part of the Youth Sector Development Fund-funded Friday and Saturday evening sports project run by Sporting Futures. The session aims to provide ‘beginner’/‘return to’ rugby sessions to young people on a Friday evening and to reduce the number of young people hanging around the streets and causing anti-social behaviour. It takes place on a playing field on the edge of the village next to a new housing estate. 

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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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