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Sports participation

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Report

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
Draft report

National sports injury data strategy: draft consultation report

Australia does not currently have a national sport injury data collection that includes community sport. This draft consultation report sets out a strategy to improve national sports injury data through the development of a National Sports Injury Data Asset (NSIDA).
Report

Economics of sports injury and participation – preliminary results

The purpose of this project is to quantify the health spending related to physical activity within the Australian population. This initial report presents estimates of hospital spending related to emergency departments and hospital admissions (where diagnosis and external cause data is available).
Report

This girl can – Victoria: year 4 campaign report (2021)

VicHealth has encouraged and motivated women right across the state to become more active, through 4 years of this behaviour-change campaign. This report outlines how women responded to the ‘new normal’ during the coronavirus pandemic, with over 340,000 women inspired to get active at home...
Strategy

The future of sport volunteering

Sport Australia has taken the next steps towards building a more collaborative, cohesive and contemporary approach to volunteering in sport with the release of this insights report and new national plan for the future of sport volunteering.
Report

Disruptor and accelerator: COVID-19's impact on the Australian sport industry

This report collates experiences and perspectives based on roundtables and interviews conducted with senior sport executives in October-November 2020, six months after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Report

Change the routine: report on the independent review into gymnastics in Australia

Gymnastics Australia engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission in August 2020 to conduct this independent review of culture and practice at all levels of the sport of gymnastics in Australia.
Report

Racial equality review of Basketball Australia

In August 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission was engaged by Basketball Australia to undertake a racial equality review of the sport at a national level. This report outlines the findings from that review.
Research Summary

Sport participation in Victoria, 2019: research summary

This summary outlines key findings and insights from the 5th year of the VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria’s joint research project into organised community sport participation in Victoria.
Report

Game, set, match: calling time on climate inaction

Sport is a major part of Australian culture. Every weekend, millions of Australians participate in or watch sport. The report describes the influence of climate change on extreme weather events, with a specific focus on how each type of event can affect specific sports.
Report

Do better — Independent review into Collingwood Football Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace

This review focuses on the responses of the Collingwood Football Club to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace, and the adequacy of the processes for addressing it.
Report

Game on: LGBT+ inclusion in Australian tennis

This study explored the lived experience of LGBT+ participation and engagement with tennis, and a set of recommendations (targeted initiatives) has been developed for Tennis Australia to promote and enact LGBT+ inclusion.
Report

This girl can – Victoria: year 3 campaign report (2020)

This Girl Can – Victoria is shifting the way women see themselves (and others) being physically active and building a community of supportive and empowered women across Victoria.
Research Summary

Sport participation in Victoria, 2018 Research summary Part 2: Discussion of key findings

This report provides further discussion and recommendations from research into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports.
Guide

Tips for clubs and community programs seeking to increase migrant and refugee community participation in sport

The tips outlined in this guide come from the University of Melbourne’s 'Count Me In' program, which was very successful in getting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to participate in sport.
Research Summary

Sport participation in Victoria, 2018 Research summary Part 1: Key findings at a glance

This summary outlines key findings and insights into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports. Now in its fourth year, this research, conducted jointly by VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria, compares participation across age, sex and region in 2018 and compared to...
Research Summary

Count me in: research summary

Participation in sport is an important way to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people. However, research by the University of Melbourne shows that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are missing out on the benefits of sport.
Report

Impact of COVID-19 on community sport

COVID-19 has created a crisis that threatens the existence of thousands of community sport clubs across Australia, and the communities of members, volunteers, coaches, and families that are involved with them. This survey report reveals that community sport’s shutdown has damaged the physical and mental...
Journal article

Barriers and facilitators of sport and physical activity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents: a mixed studies systematic review

This review aims to combine existing literature regarding barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sports participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Report

Game to play?

This pilot study, conducted with same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people (SSAGD) aged 17-21 in NSW was conducted in order to contribute to positively addressing the increased inclusion of SSAGD young people in sport and physical activities.