Sport-for-Development

Emma Sherry

Sport has the power to change the world” states the famous Nelson Mandela quote. As sports academicians, fans, practitioners, and participants, we instinctively know the veracity of such a pronouncement, but how do we know? There is a growing body of research that investigates how sport may be used for development outcomes. Indeed, a growing number of academicians and practitioners alike are developing an interest in or focus on the use of sport for development as they identify sport and active recreation programs as effective mechanisms for achieving social change—change for individuals and change for communities—with the aim to change broader society.

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