More people playing sport
Last week Sport England published the latest snapshot from its Active People Survey on sports participation.
Results show that the positive trend in overall sports participation in England is continuing, with the number of adults who play sport at least three times a week reaching 7,008,000; an increase of 193,000 in the past 18 months.
The survey also measures progress against their investment in individual funded sports. Among those achieving significant increases were sports which have programmes encouraging more flexible participation, such as British Cycling’s Sky Ride and England Netball’s Back to Netball. The number of adults cycling at least once a week has increased by more than 100,000, with netball up by almost 20,000.
The headline results of Sport England’s sporting satisfaction survey have also been published today. They show that participants from over 40 sports gave an overall satisfaction rating of 76.5 out of 100.
The survey provides insight to governing bodies, enabling them to drive improvements for their customers. The results show that the sports with the highest overall satisfaction scores are angling, bowls, mountaineering, orienteering, shooting and taekwondo.