StreetGames case study

Newham Flames is the handball club of the Newham StreetGames project in the London Borough of Newham that uses doorstep sport and is based in Newham Leisure Centre. 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. The Newham Flames handball club rose from Newham StreetGames multi-sport club, following a series of taster sessions in 2007 and it has been sustained by the NGB handball development officer, who is part-funded by England Handball.

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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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