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For those working in policy-making roles, StreetGames has compiled a resources section which focuses on community sport within disadvantaged communities.

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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Tennis for a new audience, Bristol

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StreetGames project case study

This case study is of a StreetGames project in Bristol that aims to reach non-traditional tennis players by providing them with a programme of tennis opportunities in the style appropriate to them. The method was devised in collaboration with the LTA.

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Growing and sustaining sports participation in disadvantaged communities – Pilot projects with NGBs

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StreetGames briefing paper

As a national partner of Sport England StreetGames works with a range of national governing bodies (NGB) of sport to help them in their work towards growing and sustaining sports participation amongst young people living in disadvantaged areas. As a result, a range of pilot projects and partnerships have been developed over the last year. This paper summarises a selection of this work to illustrate the range of interventions that have taken place.

Engaging hard-to-reach young people - Inclusion in rugby

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StreetGames case study

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has developed a range of projects and programmes aimed at including vulnerable, ‘at risk’ and hard-to-reach young people. The programmes are all built around the RFU Core Values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship – with many examples of positive outcomes having been achieved. Examples of this work are profiled in the case study

Rugby tackles youth engagement - Street Rugby in Yorkshire

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StreetGames case study

During the summer of 2010 The Rugby Football League (RFL) developed a pilot project to engage 14-19 year olds living within 15 disadvantaged areas across Yorkshire in StreetRugby. The intervention introduced a derivate of rugby league, Street Rugby (a version of non-contact/ touch rugby) into existing youth sessions that were provided by a range of partners including NACRO, Youth Offending Teams, Youth Centres and Young People’s Services.

Newham Flames - A helping hand into handball

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StreetGames case study

Newham Flames is the handball club of the Newham StreetGames project in the London Borough of Newham that uses doorstep sport and is based in Newham Leisure Centre. The Borough is at the centre of London 2012, with the Olympic Park and Stadium falling within its boundaries. 

Development of ‘non-contact boxing' satellite clubs, Newham - Boxing clever

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StreetGames Case study

The Newham StreetGames project, based in the London Borough of Newham, set up ‘non-contact boxing’ satellite clubs in partnership with the Borough’s Amateur Boxing Association’s (ABA) boxing development officer. The clubs aim to support the development of boxing for young people in Newham and create pathways for young people to join ABA-affiliated boxing clubs. The Borough is at the centre of London 2012, with the Olympic Park and Stadium falling within its boundaries. 

Creating sustainable new sports clubs for disadvantaged young people – A new style NGB sports club, Shelfield Community Academy, Walsall

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StreetGames case study

The StreetGames project at the Shelfield Community Academy in Walsall is a multi-sport community youth club. It has seen high rates of participation, bucking the national trend of sports projects in areas of high deprivation, which traditionally see below-average rates of participation.

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