Sector impact

Sport for Development is defined as being ‘where sport is intended to be used as a tool to engage disadvantaged young people and communities, to help improve lives in a sustainable way’

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination.”

Nelson Mandela

Sport for Development can have a powerful and transformative impact on young people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

At Sported we specialise in supporting local community groups that use sport to achieve the following social outcomes:

Sport for Development can positively impact on these social issues:

    1. Community cohesion
    2. Crime and anti-social behaviour
    3. Education and employability
    4. Health and wellbeing
    5. Inequality in sports participation

Sported’s impact

Community sport clubs are growing in size, becoming sustainable and launching new programmes


The pioneering impact measurement tool for the Sport for Development sector.