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As a national partner of Sport England StreetGames works with 16 national governing bodies (NGB) of sport to help them bring their sport to young people in deprived areas.

Table Tennis in Cardiff Case Study

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Table tennis in a StreetGames setting in Wales first began in January 2012 when Active Cardiff held a training workshop in partnership with StreetGames.

The attendees were Coaches, Students, Volunteers and Leisure Centre Staff. Funding was available for sessions via StreetGames and there was also demand from local Volunteers wanting to get involved in helping to organise recreational activities.

In addition to this, there was demand from Centres who were keen to put on recreational table tennis sessions for young people.

Monthly highlights of StreetGames' work with NGBs

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StreetGames’ role as a national partner of Sport England sees us work with national governing bodies (NGB) of sport to help them bring their sport to young people in deprived areas.


View November 2011's highlights here »


View February 2012's highlights here »

Sports specific briefing papers on participation and social class

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StreetGames briefing papers

Using Sport England’s Active People Survey 6 and learning from the StreetGames network we have prepared a series of briefing papers across 15 sports on rates of participation and social class. The papers also provide examples of best practice for what works well in a StreetGames doorstep sport setting.

Athletics participation and social class »

Handball and Dance in a doorstep sport setting

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StreetGames briefing paper

Handball and Dance have proved popular across projects in the StreetGames network. The following papers provide insight into what works well for handball and dance provision in a doorstep sport setting and highlights the importance of developing partnerships with local organisations.

Handball in a doorstep sport setting »

Street Golf in the StreetGames network - Testing a new NGB product across the StreetGames network in England

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StreetGames case study

Street Golf has been designed by StreetGames and The Golf Foundation with the help of young people from StreetGames settings. The Street Golf format aims to bring golf to young people regardless of their access to traditional facilities. Using golf equipment in an urban environment to create fun and engaging challenges and games is at the heart of Street Golf.

StreetFishing Pilot - A Partnership between StreetGames, Circle 33 Housing Association, the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Thames 21

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StreetGames case study

StreetGames, in partnership with Circle 33 Housing Association, the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Thames 21 facilitated the delivery of a pilot four week StreetFishing course, as designed by the London Angling Development Officer. The sessions were provided to young males from a youth club within a housing estate in East London.

The aim of the pilot project was to test the use of StreetFishing to encourage greater angling participation amongst 12-20 year olds who live in cities.

Sporting capital and doorstep sport: working to build the legacy of sports participation in England

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StreetGames research

StreetGames commissioned a research study to explore the concept of ‘sporting capital’ and the role it can play in terms of influencing the likelihood of sustained participation in sport. 

Sporting capital is defined as: 

The stock of physical, social and psychological attributes and competencies that support and motivate an individual to participate in sport and to sustain that participation over time.  

Research on badminton at StreetGames / Us Girls projects

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StreetGames research

This research aimed to gather information about badminton from a range of StreetGames and Us Girls projects throughout England in order to identify what is working well, identify key learning points and key challenges for projects. The findings in this report have been based on the responses from ten phone interviews - six Us Girls projects and four StreetGames projects.

View the research paper here »

Research on netball at StreetGames / Us Girls projects

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StreetGames research

This research aimed to gather information about netball from a range of StreetGames/Us Girls projects throughout England in order to identify what is working well, identify key learning points and key challenges for projects. Eight projects were contacted and interviewed by phone. The findings in this report are based on their responses.

View the research paper here »

Ensuring that multi-sport is at the heart of Doorstep Sport Clubs

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StreetGames research paper

This research paper, conducted using interviews and research with projects within the StreetGames network, has been prepared to share learning and best practice in relation to delivering multi-sport sessions within a doorstep sport environment. It is specifically relevant to StreetGames’ Doorstep Sport Clubs programme.

View the summary briefing paper here »

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