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


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: 

  • 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’. 

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