In the UK there is a significant disparity in the sporting opportunities which are open to the different socio-economic classes. Young people growing up in England’s highest-earning households are more than twice as likely to receive sports coaching and take part in organised, competitive sport, than those growing up in the lowest-earning households. To remedy this StreetGames uses doorstep sport - sport brought close to the home to young people in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

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In the UK there is a significant disparity in the sporting opportunities which are open to the different socio-economic classes. Young people growing up in England’s highest-earning households are more than twice as likely to receive sports coaching and take part in organised, competitive sport, than those growing up in the lowest-earning households. To remedy this StreetGames uses doorstep sport - sport brought close to the home to young people in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

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.

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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.

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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.

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A non-traditional approach to football via the ‘Get Into Football’ programme with young people living in disadvantaged areas in Birmingham – Get Into Football programme

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StreetGames case study

Launched in 2010, Get into Football (GIF) is a Football Association-led programme aimed at increasing adult participation. The programme is changing the way that football provides opportunities for people to take part in the game on a regular basis. This paper highlights what has been successful in the programme so far and what the challenges are for the future.

A non-traditional approach to football via the ‘Get Into Football’ programme with young people living in disadvantaged communities in London – Get Into Football programme

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StreetGames case study

Launched in 2010, Get into Football (GIF) is a Football Association-led programme aimed at increasing adult participation. The programme is changing the way that football provides opportunities for people to take part in the game on a regular basis. This paper highlights what has been successful in the programme so far and what the challenges are for the future.

Dance at StreetGames – Dance in doorstep sport settings

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StreetGames briefing paper

Dance is an extremely popular activity across the StreetGames network. This paper provides insight into what works well for dance provision in a doorstep sport setting and profiles StreetGames project the North East Music Factory.

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Research background

StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which: 

Developing fencing in Newham, East London – Newham Swords Fencing Club

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StreetGames case study

This paper profiles the Newham Swords Fencing Club and highlights its success factors. The club grew out of a successful summer holiday pilot programme in 2005 and now provides residents of all ages and abilities with opportunities to take part in the Olympic sport of fencing.

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Research background

StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which: 

Developing badminton in disadvantaged communities – Badminton England

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StreetGames case study

StreetGames has worked with Badminton England to provide a series of 10–week pilot interventions across the StreetGames network, aimed at attracting participants aged 16-19 years living in disadvantaged areas. This paper highlights the key success factors and lessons learnt by the programme.

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