The Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) at Canterbury Christ Church University conducted an additionally evaluation of StreetGames provision during 2010-2011. The study focused on the extent to which StreetGames sessions cater for the target group of disadvantaged young people.

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Key findings

  • The report highlighted the important role of StreetGames and in particular, it confirmed that there was clear evidence that StreetGames is providing something distinctive from and therefore additional to, the traditional organised sport context.

  • StreetGames sessions are reaching the key target group of disadvantaged young people and that there are many examples of young people, mostly former participants taking on leadership roles in delivering StreetGames projects.

  • For some of the young people, StreetGames sessions provide their only opportunity to take part in sports sessions outside of school or college.


Research background

  • The Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) at Canterbury Christ Church University carried out an additionality evaluation of StreetGames provision during 2010-11.

  • The study focused on the extent to which StreetGames sessions cater for needs that may not otherwise be provided for.  

  • The key elements of the study comprised a feedback survey undertaken with a sample of StreetGames participants (510), site visits to a selection of projects in which interviews and informal conversations were held with lead coordinators and a sample of coaches, participants and volunteers, plus desk research.  

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