Sports and community

We value and organize sport to local government and communities. Sports can play a role in bringing communities together, having a social and cultural impact, developing social capital and reducing crime and anti-social behavior.

Regular involvement in sport can benefit individuals and communities and contribute to a range of positive outcomes including:

  • More local people participating as volunteers in community life

  • Local people having a greater voice and influence over decision-making

  • Increased third sector capacity to own community assets and to manage and deliver services

  • More cohesive, tolerant and inclusive communities that value diversity

  • More sustainable communities with local pride and a sense of place

  • A reduction in youth offending and anti-social behavior

  • An increase in culture of respect and tolerance among young people

  • A reduction in crime and in alcohol and drug misuse

  • A reduction in the fear of crime.