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.
StreetGames has a dedicated research and knowledge team which:
Analyses rates of participation and engagement in sport to explore the differentials across socio-economic groups.
Explores and analyses participation trends amongst young people from lower socio-economic groups within specific sports
Commissions and reviews specific research studies aimed at exploring attitudes and motivations towards sport and physical activity amongst young people from lower socio-economic groups
Identifies and prepares briefing papers and good practice case studies in doorstep sport to share the learning of ‘what works’.