Research updates

21st August 2014

On the 28th August we will be releasing some more statistics from our Active Adults Survey 2012… #sport #latentdemand #health #barriers


20th August 2014

Could you help us evaluate the Physical Literacy Programme for Schools? We're looking for experienced researchers, preferably with a knowledge of education systems, to be part of a major, exciting and influential piece of work. For more information, please see:


15th August 2014

With Team Wales' record breaking 36 medals at the Glasgow fresh in our minds, the Research Team is currently undertaking a review on behalf of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales. The aim of this is to learn from the experience of Glasgow so that we can improve the potential for Wales to perform strongly on the Gold Coast in 2018. #learning #performance #nationofchampions

11th August 2014

We have published some data on walking and cycling in Wales… take a look!

4th August 2014

Keep an eye out on the 12th August 2014… as we will be releasing data on walking and cycling in Wales.


1st August 2014

We're very excited that our School Sport Survey has been shortlisted for the best Public Sector Campaign in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations' PRide Awards Cymru! #yay


28th July 2014

We're really pleased to be working with the NHS Wales Informatics Service. #sharing #collaboration


24th July 2014

Rachel is off to Worcester today to meet with colleagues from Cardiff Metropolitan University and Birmingham University about the next phase of our EmpoweringPE research project. #motivation #physicalliteracy


22nd July 2014

Great to see Tim and John showing their support for Team Wales' Table Tennis team! #haveago

Table Tennis

18th July 2014

It was great to be able to share our research with colleagues from Sport Waikato and Sport Northland today. #leadingtheway #international


15th July 2014

At Sport Wales each department has been given a sport to champion at the Commonwealth Games. The Research Team is proud to be championing the Table Tennis team!

10th July 2014

Have you seen our factsheets supporting Calls for Action?  Find out more about the issues around gender, disability, BME, poverty and sports participation on our publications page here: #equality

9th July 2014

Great to meet up with colleagues from WISERD Education Research to discuss potential sharing and collobarative opportunities. #excitingtimes


1st July 2014

Becca attended the latest National Access Forum meeting in mid Wales this week.  Natural Resources Wales are running a series of consultation workshops on their draft Recreation and Access Strategy, and as a Forum member we were invited to take part.  This provided an interesting opportunity to make links and hear from other partners working in outdoor recreation.  Natural Resources Wales will be analysing feedback from their workshops in August.

20th June 2014

Rachel, alongwith Dan Milton from Cardiff Metropolitan University, undertook the final round of fieldwork at Bryntirion Comprehensive School this morning as part of our EmpoweringPE research project. The Year 9 pupils were great! A big thank you to all the staff and pupils involved in the project!

16th June 2014

Some fantastic examples of evidence informing practice were shown at Central South Consortium's 'Physical Literacy: the game changer' conference last week. Great to see teachers and pupils using their School Sport Survey data to increase pupil voice, improve physical literacy, and affect whole school outcomes. There were also some moving and inspirational stories of how PE and school sport can have such a positive effect on pupils. We loved it!


11th June 2014

We're very much looking forward to Central South Consortium's conference 'Physical Literacy: the game changer' this Friday.

9th June 2014

We're looking forward to attending the IWA's 'Prudent Healthcare - can it save the NHS in Wales' event this week.

6th June 2014

We attended an interesting seminar yesterday by Steve Manske from Waterloo University in Canada sharing lessons from creating healthy school communities in Canada. Interesting parallels with how we approach our School Sport Survey... in terms of reporting back to schools, young people championing the survey and its use, and engaging and encouraging the education and sport sectors to provide an action-orientated, evidence-based approach. Thank you to DECIPHer for hosting.

2nd June 2014

Rachel attended the Physical Literacy Group this week and was really interested to hear about the research in physical literacy that is going on in the HE sector in Wales.

30th May 2014

Sport Wales' Research Team's planning gets colourful! A really useful and productive day.

Research Team Planning

20th May 2014

Have you seen our infographics from our Active Adults 2012 survey? If not, check them out here.

12th May 2014

Rachel and Becca are off to the FAW's Dragon Park facility this afternoon to deliver a workshop to Sport Wales' Board Members using Active Adults 2012 survey data.

6th May 2014

How sporty is Wales? Check out our data from the Active Adults Survey 2012 which has been published today! #evidence


2nd May 2014

We're very excited to be releasing our Active Adults Survey 2012 data on Tuesday 6th May at 9.30am. #evidence


23rd April 2014

Equality issues continue to be high on our agenda with further School Sport Survey and Active Adults Survey analysis underway.  What will the results tell us about gender, disability, BME, poverty and sports participation? Factsheets will be available at our Calls for Action road shows and on the website soon #equality


14th April 2014

A positive meeting with NHS Wales Informatics Service today looking at ways to collaborate and share data… and ultimately achieve better health outcomes for Welsh citizens.


1st April 2014

We're very pleased that as of today Jon Radcliffe is now working with us full-time as a Senior Data and GIS Analyst. Welcome!


24th March 2014

We had an EmpoweringPE Advisory Board meeting today and we're very excited to see some of the initial findings. We will be sharing soon! #motivation #hooked


19th March 2014

We're pleased that data from our School Sports Survey will be included on the Welsh Government's 'My Local School Website'. #PhysicalLiteracy


6th March 2014

Rachel is off to Cathays Park today to present all things School Sport Survey to the Welsh Statistical Liaison Committee. #evidence #drivingaction


19th February 2014

If you haven't seen it yet, check out Rachel's blog on the School Sport Survey and what's been happening since we released the data. Lots of exciting stuff!


4th February 2014

We had a very productive meeting with Professor Simon Murphy from Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement(DECIPHer) this morning exploring opportunities for collaboration.


28th January 2014

We are collaborating with the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at the University of South Wales to add value to our built and natural sports facilities databases.  Academics and Masters Students will be using GIS technology to explore the data in conjunction with social, demographic and geographic data to examine a variety of issues, the first of which will be to model public access to facilities.


22nd January 2014

Some very exciting news… we're award winners! The Research Team won 'Team of the Year 2014' at our Staff Awards and Becca was the winner of the 'Outstanding Contribution to Sport Wales!' #proud


14th January 2014

We're very pleased to be welcoming Tim Evans into the Research Team today. He will be working as a Research Officer. Welcome!


10th December 2013

Becca will be delivering a presentation today at Public Health Wales' research seminar on girls' sports participation. #equality


4th December 2013

Great EmpoweringPE meeting today. We're very excited about the potential of the project helping to create effective motivational climates for pupils. #PhysicalLiteracy


2nd December 2013

Lots of great discussion, learning and sharing today with our Research colleagues from SportNI and the Irish Sports Council.


2nd December 2013

We're looking forward to welcoming research colleagues from SportNI and the Irish Sports Council today to learn all about the School Sport Survey. #sharing


29th November 2013

Rachel presented all things School Sport Survey to Welsh Government policy officials, researchers and statisticians this morning. #disseminating