Embedding and sustaining Change4Life Sports Clubs: regional case studies – part three

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Fullick, S., Foad, A., Secker, M. and Weed, M. 2016. Embedding and sustaining Change4Life Sports Clubs: regional case studies – part three. The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR).
AuthorsFullick, S., Foad, A., Secker, M. and Weed, M.
TypeProject report
ContributorsSelf, J., Street, C. and Foad, J.
Abstract

Change4Life Sports Clubs are funded by the Department of Health (DoH) and managed by the Youth Sport Trust (YST). The clubs were introduced into primary schools in 2011/12 and aim to increase the physical activity, health and wellbeing of less active 7-9 year olds through provision of fun multi-sport themes and healthy lifestyle activities. The success of the clubs has resulted in additional funding to expand the programme as a central part of a broader healthy lifestyle offer in schools. This is supported by the development of a hub of expertise focused in the areas of greatest health inequalities to support and share effective practice among schools and local authority Health and Wellbeing boards. In 2015, spear produced a Lifetime Impact Evaluation of the Change4Life Sports Clubs, drawing on data from over 7,500 children in more than 500 clubs. The Change4Life Sports Clubs 2016 research builds upon the Lifetime Evaluation with new data from children, schools and public health directorates to address three key objectives: 1) Demonstrate the wider impact of Change4Life Sports Clubs; 2) Assess the value for money and return on investment of Change4Life Sports Clubs and; 3) Capture good practice for embedding and sustaining the programme. Part Three presents Area Case Studies for six geographical regions in England to provide insight into how the Change4Life Sports Clubs have been embedded and sustained in schools across each area: East, East Midlands, London, North East, North West and South East. Each case study is informed by (re)analysis of club deliverer and School Games Organiser (SGO) survey data, site visit case studies, and interviews conducted with Public Health Teams, senior school staff, Change4Life Sports Club Leads and SGOs. The final section of Part Three presents recommendations for embedding and sustaining the Change4Life Sports Clubs.

Year2016
PublisherThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR)
Place of publicationThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty
Official URLhttps://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/human-and-life-sciences/spear/docs/spearCCCU-C4L-2016-Part-3.pdf
Output statusPublished
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Deposited06 Jun 2017
Completed2016
Accepted2016
FunderYouth Sport Trust (YST) and the Department of Health
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