• Research & Publications

    Strong research and evidence are key to informing the work we do here at the Alliance.

  • Sports Club Survey Report 2017/2018

    The Sports Club Survey 2017/18, identifies major trends and provides SWOT analysis of sport and recreation clubs in England, offering a range of recommendations to Sport England and sport sector partners.

  • Why are we failing our children?

    The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched Why are we failing our children?, a research report reflecting on how the sport and recreation system for children and young people has operated in the recent political landscape and how far it has contributed to current outcomes.

  • GIVERS Research

    For the first time, groundbreaking behavioural science research, has given us new evidence and insight into what drives people to volunteer, and what keeps them from doing so.

  • members iconSport and recreation in the UK – facts and figures

    Useful facts and figures relating to the sport and recreation sector

  • members iconA members' guide to sport and recreation sector stakeholders

    This resource provides an introduction to key organisations that the Alliance works with and seeks to influence.  It provides a brief overview about who the organisations are, what they do and how the Alliance works with them for the benefit of our members. 

  • Reconomics Plus

    The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched Reconomics Plus, an online resource designed to help the sector champion the value of outdoor recreation to the economy, our health and to creating strong, vibrant local communities. This new resource brings together the latest research and statistics to highlight the contribution of outdoor recreation in England.

  • Making Time

    Making Time - Join In’s latest ground-breaking research looks at how behavioural science can persuade more people to give their time and volunteer, with a focus on sport.

  • What's the Score?

    What's the Score? provides a snapshot of the state of health that sports clubs in England and Wales find themselves in. It looks at things like number of members, volunteers and the diversity of membership.

  • Physical activity and health: Working together to get the nation moving

    Launched as part of the Alliance’s Fit for the Future series and in collaboration with ukactive, Physical Activity and Health provides an up-to-date picture of the public health and commissioning landscape in England and sets out the key role the sport, recreation and physical activity sectors can play in tackling poor physical and mental health.

  • Uncovering the Social Value of Sport

    The Sport and Recreation Alliance ran a social value of sport themed month, taking a closer look at the social role sport plays in local communities