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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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Reconfiguring the ‘playing field’ on and off the pitch - women’s professional sport in Australia
The aims of this project are: - To investigate emerging models of professional team sport for women in Australia - To develop an empirically derived, values-based model of organising and managing professional sport that acknowledges the legitimacy of women’s teams...
2019 RMIT University
Drivers of Participation - full report
Sport Australia engaged Nielsen Sports to identify, and achieve consensus around, the drivers and barriers for sport participation. The desired outcome would be to enhance sports’ participation strategies and improve the coalescence of stakeholders (sporting organisations and governments) around participation...
2019 Australian Sports Commission
Community Impact of Football in New South Wales
Football NSW and Northern NSW Football have again partnered with the well respected and experienced management consultancy Sport Business Partners (SBP) to research the broader economic, health and social benefits of football. This study builds on the findings from the...
2018 Football NSW
The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure
While the economic, social and health benefits of sport and physical activity more generally are well-documented, this study represents an unprecedented shift in focus by exploring the value delivered and supported by community sport infrastructure itself.
2017 KPMG
Coaching and Promoting Rugby in Regional Schools: Problems, Needs and Successes
Rugby union has long held winter sporting dominance in Queensland’s Greater Public Schools and other private schools in Queensland’s south-east corner. Outside of this area, however, the sport may be considered to have generally struggled to gain an enduring foothold...
2017 University of Southern Queensland
After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football
After the Siren aims to build on that narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-2015 National Aboriginal and...
2017 Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Indigenous Australians participation in sports and physical activities
To inform the Australian Sport Commission (ASC)’s development of policy on sport delivery to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the ASC commissioned ORC International to conduct a research project on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s participation in...
2017 ORC International
Intergenerational Review of Australian Sport
To understand these trends and their impact in the future and to best prepare Australian sport to adapt for success, the ASC Board engaged The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to undertake The Intergenerational Review of Australian Sport (IGRS). The IGRS...
2017 Australian Sports Commission
Economic value of community club-based sport in Australia
The aim of this study is to develop a valid model that will provide an economic estimate (i.e. Australian dollar value) of social benefits associated with the provision of, and participation in, club-based community sport to Australian society.
2017 Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Physical Literacy: Informing a Definition and Standard for Australia
To ensure we are all working from a position of clarity and national consistency around applying a physical literacy approach, the ASC is leading the development of an Australian definition for physical literacy. A national Physical Literacy Standard will also...
2017 Australian Sports Commission

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.

If you have any questions about the Register of Sport Research or adding a research project please contact the Clearinghouse team.

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