Industry Research


Physical Activity Research Reports

Organisation Report Overview
UEFA The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Playing Football on Girls and Women in Europe.
A study involving more than 4,000 girls has confirmed that teenage girls who play football report higher levels of self-confidence, and that football can have a greater positive impact on the self-confidence of teenage girls than other popular sports.
Youth Sport Trust The Class of 2035: promoting a brighter and more active future for the youth of tomorrow
PE and school sport are at a critical crossroads and the subject should remain a key priority to avoid a physically and socially disengaged future generation, over dependent on technology, which will result in low physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Department for Media, Culture and Sport

Further analysis to value the health and educational benefits of sport and culture

This Department for Media, Culture and Sport report further develops the evidence base around the social and wellbeing value of culture and sport.

Health Select Committee

Impact of physical activity and diet on health

The report highlights the “huge health benefits” of physical activity and notes that individual lifestyle interventions need to be underpinned by broader initiatives designed to improve the health of the wider population.

Sports & Recreation Alliance

Sports club Survey 2013

Every two years the Alliance takes a look at the health of our sports clubs to inform our understanding of the sport and recreation sector and to pin down important policy areas moving forwards.

Sports & Recreation Alliance

Move it 

The Young Foundation, working with Nike over the past 18 months have generated insight into how best to increase levels of physical activity among young people in England.

Sport England Active People Survey April 2010-11

The Active People Survey is the largest ever survey of sport and active recreation to be undertaken in Europe.

Active People Survey April 2011-12

The Active People Survey is the largest ever survey of sport and active recreation to be undertaken in Europe.

House of Lords 1st Report of 2012–13

Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health

Dept of Culture, Media & Sport

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

DCMS 'Taking Part' Survey 2011/12

Dept of Health Start Active, Stay Active

A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers' report

The London Health Observatory CHILD’S PLAY?

The antenatal to adolescent health legacy in the Olympic boroughs

NHS National Obesity Observatory TV viewing and obesity in children & young people

Fact sheet on relationship between TV viewing and obesity in children and young people

Child weight

NHS latest fact sheet on Child weight trends

Obesity and the environment -Fast food outlets

Fact sheet on relationship between density of fast food outlets and deprivation

Federation of Sporting Goods Industry Association

European Sport Market Size Estimate 2010

EU market size covering the year 2010, provided by NPD -

European Sport Market Size Estimate 2008

FESI/ NPD EU Market size estimate for apparel, footwear and equipment 2009 release covering 2008

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

 Sports Participation in America - Exec Summary

 The first ever grassroots participation study in the US

British Heart Foundation National Centre Physical activity patterns in children - England and Northern Ireland

These two latest BHFNC fact sheets examine the physical activity patterns of children in England and Northern Ireland.