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Young people

More young people playing and enjoying sport and recreation is a key outcome for Sport New Zealand.

As well as the new Young People's Survey, other research explores the factors that encourage young people to participate in sport and recreation and helps us understand the benefits of engaging young people in sport and recreation.

Recent projects funded as part of the 2009 and 2010 research grants programme include:

  • Analysing an intervention for sideline behaviours
  • Physical education in primary schools
  • Family-oriented, non-competitive outdoor recreation events and on-going participation
  • Drivers and impediments for grassroots participation in football
  • Young women’s engagement in sport across their families, schools and communities
  • Relationship between sport participation, self-esteem and truancy

Summaries of these projects and research reports can be found in the research grants section.

Other reports and guidelines relevant to children and young people are available in our Young People section.