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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to leading and growing an innovative national sport sector that embraces knowledge creation and sharing, and continues to produce world leading research outcomes for the benefit of sport and the Australian community. 

Sporting Schools conducts project work, including pilot projects and research, that contributes to these aims. Read about some of the latest project work below or view further ASC research here.
 

YOUTH PARTICIPATION PROJECT

Both locally and internationally, research has shown that there is a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old. The research also shows that in order to increase sport participation in the youth demographic, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

In partnership with the sport and education sectors and La Trobe University, the ASC has undertaken the Youth Participation Research Project to identify and address the barriers to sports participation amongst Australian youths in the secondary school setting.

In collaboration with a range of national sporting organisations (NSOs) and commencing in Term 2, 2016, the pilot programs were run across five school terms, in more than 100 schools.

The learnings and insights captured through this project have been invaluable, and the Australian Sports Commission is pleased to present a suite of resources that has been produced to support sports, schools and the community to develop and deliver effective programs that engage youth through sport to increase their physical literacy. 

These resources can be found at www.ausport.gov.au/youth_participation or you can view the summary fact sheets below:


Following the success of the primary school program, Sporting Schools expanded into secondary schools in Term 3, 2017. By the end of 2018, Sporting Schools aims to have funded 300 secondary schools, giving Year 7 and 8 students the chance to enjoy and sample a variety of sports.

For further information on secondary school funding see Secondary Schools.



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