Useful resources

Please note that this page is by no means an exhaustive collection of resource tools and is intended to point partners in the right direction to accessing sport-specific and generic information.  Highlighted in depth below are the four priority strands for Sport Wales in it's bid to tackle inequality; however, information on all of the protected characteristics can be found on the Sports Council Equality Group's Equality in Sport website.

Inclusive sport for disabled people

insport has been developed by Disability Sport Wales to support all organisations involved with the Welsh sporting landscape to establish the inclusion of disabled people within all their planning, provision and processes.

The Sports Council Equality Group's Equality in Sport website includes useful information ranging from definitions and legislation to case studies and publications linked to each of the protected characteristics.  The disability section can be accessed here.

The Calls For Action investment programme in 2014 was targeted at organisations and projects looking to tackle the known inequalities in sports participation.  A number of factsheets were created to support applicants in the expression of interest phase.  Download a copy of the disability participation factsheet here.

The Mentro Allan programme (2005-2011) was conceived to collect evidence on the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase levels of low and moderate physical activity amongst previously sedentary individuals, through using the natural environment.  A number of case studies were collected from the local projects.

Sport in deprived communities

StreetGames is a sports charity who support a network of projects which give sports and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK.  They have developed a resources section called StreetGames Plus for people working in community sport, which is broken down in to three sub-categories:

A map of the Communities First clusters in Wales can be accessed here.

Download a copy of the Calls For Action tackling poverty factsheet here.

Download a copy of the Mentro Allan case studies specific to people living in deprived communities by using the following links:

Sport for those from a black and minority ethnic background

Sport Wales have used the School Sport Survey 2013 data to further analyse the relationship between ethnicity and sport.  Download a copy of this report here (Content coming soon).

The race section of the Sports Council Equality Group's Equality in Sport wesbite can be accessed here.

Download a copy of the Calls For Action black and minority ethnic participation factsheet here.

Download a copy of the Mentro Allan case studies specific to people from a black and minority ethnic background by using the following links:

Sport for women and girls

In 2012 Sport Wales commissioned Brightpurpose to undertake qualitative research with young people aged 14-21 to understand the issues that affect sports participation.  While the research targeted both males and females there are some particularly interesting findings linked to young women and girls sporting behaviour.  Download a copy of this report here.

Women in Sport is a charity dedicated to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level across the UK.  They have developed a resources section for people working in community sport, which is summarised through three reports:

StreetGames also have a dedicated section on their website linked to their "Us Girls" initiative.  The research and insight is broken down in to two sections:

Download a copy of the Calls For Action women and girls participation factsheet here.

Download a copy of the Mentro Allan case studies specific to women and girls by using the following links:

Links to other sport-specific toolkits and resources

Links to other generic resource tools

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