Sport for All report to start the conversation on physical activity inequalities

Sport England has published Sport for All, a new report into BAME participation in sport across the country.

The report’s findings are drawn from the responses of more than 100,000 people who contributed to the body’s Active Lives Adult and Children Surveys, and show that people from BAME backgrounds are far more likely to be physically inactive than those who are white.

The report also finds that people from minority ethnic backgrounds are also far less likely to volunteer in sport, as well as enjoy the health and mental wellbeing benefits associated with it.

AoC Sport Policy Manager Matt Rhodes said: “Unfortunately the findings of the report are not surprising but hopefully this report can start a hugely important conversation about why so many people from BAME backgrounds are missing out on the benefits of sport and physical activity and what the sport sector can do to ensure change.

“AoC Sport is committed to supporting colleges to unpick the often complex issues and work with expert partners to provide physical activity opportunities for all students.”

Download the Sport for All report.