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.

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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Engaging young males in table tennis - Table tennis in Poplar, Tower Hamlets London

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StreetGames case study

The Poplar Harca (Housing and Regeneration Community Association) holds weekly table tennis sessions in neighbourhood and youth centres attract up to 40 young people - mainly males aged 15-19 years of age. Participants at the sessions play informal table tennis, although there are opportunities for coaching via a youth worker who is also a table tennis coach.

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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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Engaging disadvantaged communities in judo – Judo in London

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StreetGames case study

British Judo has helped to develop a range of community clubs within areas of high deprivation. This case study highlights examples of this work across a number of areas in London.

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Research background

StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which: 

Eagles Community Foundation – Engaging women and girls in basketball

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StreetGames case study

This StreetGames case study highlights the factors that have helped the Eagles Community Foundation to successfully engage and retain females in its local community. In particular the style, place and price used and role of volunteers within the project are investigated in more detail.

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Research background

StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which: 

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

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