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Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:00 by Thomas Lawley

November ramblings

November ramblings

Hello and welcome to November's edition of the insight blog.

This month's recap looks over our recent club survey and young children becoming less active.

Club survey 2019

36 clubs completed this year's club survey. A range of clubs completed the survey; from well-known popular sports such as Rugby and football to perhaps more niche activities such as bowling and Scottish dance. Clubs were asked a range of questions related to their inclusivity of underrepresented groups, number of volunteers, demographics of their participants, their top 3 priorities and their upcoming challenges. A snapshot of the results are detailed below.

  1. Clubs were asked whether their club was inclusive and welcoming of the following groups;

a) Inactive people; 28 clubs

b) Older people; 29 clubs

c) Women and girls; 34 clubs

d) Individuals with a disability/ long term health condition; 27 clubs

e) Inactive children; 28 clubs

f) Individuals with previous cancer diagnosis or having cancer treatment; 24 clubs

g) Workplace; 14 clubs

  1. Clubs were asked whether their club delivered sessions specifically for the following groups;

a) Inactive people; 28 clubs

b) Older people; 29 clubs

c) Women and girls; 34 clubs

d) Individual's with a disability/ long term health condition; 27 clubs

e) Inactive children; 28 clubs

f) Individuals with previous cancer diagnosis or having cancer treatment; 24 clubs

g) Workplace; 14 clubs

  1. Number (an average of all clubs) of volunteers, coaches, leaders or helpers currently have within the following groups;

a) Females; 10

b) Older People; 7

c) Individuals with a disability/ long term health condition; 1

d) Young people at risk of offending; 6

  1. Number (an average of all clubs) of participants from the following groups;

a) Females; 34

b) Older People; 53

c) Individuals with a disability/ long term health condition; 12

d) Young people at risk of offending; 13

  1. Current top 3 priorities across the 36 clubs;

a) Increase participation from inactive young people

b) Increase participation from inactive adults

c) Funding

  1. Current top 3 challenges;

a) Lack of funding

b) Attracting/maintaining children and young people participation

c) Having enough qualified coaches

Children become less active each year of primary school

In more concerning news, a study by the British Heart Foundation has found children at age 11 are doing more than an hour less of physical activity a week than at age 6.

The study revealed a dramatic drop in children's physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school. Monitoring the behaviour of more than 2,000 children from 57 schools across South West England during primary school, it found children became 17 minutes less active per week every year. Children wore an accelerometer for five days, including two weekend days, which provided an accurate assessment of how many minutes per day the children participated in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) – enough to get them slightly out of breath and sweaty.

The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that children do an hour of MVPA every day. Although this should be viewed as a minimum, and children should be encouraged to do more, and be as active as possible.

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Tom Lawley

Tom Lawley

Project Officer (Information and Insight)

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