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The Register of Sport Research (Register) lists planned, current and completed Australian sport research.

It provides an opportunity for those commissioning or completing research to share project details with the sector, and for the sector to search for emerging research to help expand the evidence base for sport.

Research projects included are not representative views or endorsements of the Clearinghouse’s partner agencies.

Please note the Register is in BETA development. New projects and elements are still being included.


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Why don't older adults participate in sport?
The aims of this research were to: 1. Investigate the reasons why older adults do not participate in sport 2. Investigate the reasons why older adults may re-engage in sport 3. Recommend strategies to engage older adults in sport
2016 Australian Sports Commission
Volunteer Rugby Coaches in Regional Queensland: The significance of lived experience on their coaching philosophies, practices and overall development (PhD thesis)
This research focused on five volunteer rugby union coaches with long-term experience living and coaching in regional Queensland. Using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the researcher explored how these coaches' lived experiences have informed their coaching philosophies, practices and development. Five...
2016 University of Southern Queensland
Count Me In: a sports participation intervention promoting inclusion for young people from migrant backgrounds in Australia
Count Me In (CMI) was a mixed-methods, participatory action research project designed and implemented in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia between 2017–2019 to address known barriers to sports participation for young people from migrant and minority ethnic groups. It...
2016 The University of Melbourne
Super-elite athlete performance in international and professional sports - the David Nilsson story
The thesis explored and defined the systemic interactions that had significant impacts in developing and consolidating the physical and personal attributes, and the sport-specific skills, that facilitated David Nilsson’s success as a Baseball player, and that positioned him as a...
2015 Uni SQ
AusPlay national sport and physical activity participation survey
The three main objectives of AusPlay are to: 1. Provide insights to help sports grow participation and track trends. 2. Provide data that informs government investment, policy and program delivery. 3. Identify and describe links between sport participation and other...
2015 Australian Sports Commission
Value of a Community Football Club
The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) at La Trobe University was commissioned by AFL Victoria to determine the social value of a “typical” community football club; specifically its social, health and community impact.
2015 AFL Victoria
Active and healthy ageing through sport
The overall aim of this report is to provide knowledge about sport participation by adults as they age. For the purpose of this report, the age of 50+ years has been used and will be referred to as ’older adults’....
2015 Australian Sports Commission
Active Health Kids: the global matrix
Access physical activity grades, report cards and other related documents from all Global Matrix events in which Australia has participated.
2014 Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance
Women in sport broadcasting analysis: final report April 2014
Project objectives: » Definitively establish the proportion of media exposure dedicated to women’s sport in Australia in both traditional and new media platforms » Analyse any emerging trends since the 2010 report towards a Level Playing Field: sport and gender...
2014 Australian Sports Commission
The future of Australian sport
Australian sports, and the ways in which we engage with sport and physical exercise, are being transformed by new technologies, changing environmental conditions, shifting value systems, new habits and lifestyles and the increasing diversity of the Australian population. Megatrends describe...
2013 Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

The Register is part of activating the National Sport Research Agenda, and enabling a more coordinated and aligned sport research effort for sporting organisations, academics, researchers, research funding bodies, and governments across Australia.

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