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Social and welcoming club environments - 16 June 2017

Social and welcoming club environments important for adolescent girls to want to play club sport Read more »

Winner of Parks and Leisure Australia award - 30 May 2017

Sport and Recreation Spatial research team is proud to win the Parks and Leisure Australia (Vic/Tas) Research Project award

Social support important for older adults to be active - 11 May 2017

Latest research on the role of social support for getting older adults active Read more »

Sport facility provision - 7 April 2017

Recently published paper on provision of sports facilities Read more »

Sport and Rec. Spatial wins Vic Sport Award - 6 April 2017

Sport and Recreation Spatial research team is proud winners of Victorian Sport Award- Sport Development Initiative of the Year. Read more »

Sport and Rec. Spatial Finalist in Vic Sport Award - 9 March 2017

We are honoured that Sport and Recreation Spatial is a finalist for 2016 Victoria Sport Awards- Sport Development Initiative of the Year. To be announced late March 2017. Read more »

Winner of Sports Medicine Australia Award- Physical Activity - 29 November 2016

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The latest Sport Participation Rates - 27 November 2016

Analysis of over 1 million sport participation records. Read more »

Sport Participation Research Summary - 27 November 2016

Analysis of 8899,349 sport participation records show:- Sport participation in highest among children (aged 5-14 years)- Sport participation rates drop significantly during adolescence- Sport participation rates among females are half of those among males-Sport participation rates are higher in regional areas compared to metropolitan Read more »

Patterns of time use in physical activity and sport - 17 November 2016

Patterns of time use in physical activity and sport among adolescent girls Read more »

899,349 sport players (2015) mapped - 31 October 2016

Integrated sport map of:AFL, basketball, cricket, bowls, tennis, netball, hockey, gymnastics, sailing, soccer, golf Read more »

VicHealth Fellowship Final Report- Sport Participation - 12 April 2016

This report integrates the results of a number of sport research studies conducted throughout the VicHealth Research Practice Fellowship. Read more »

Victorian participation in organised sport- Research highlights - 12 April 2016

This research provides a picture of participation in organised community sport in Victoria. Read more »

Age profiles of sport participants - 15 March 2016

Eime RM., Harvey JT., Charity MJ., Casey MM., Westerbeek H., Payne WR. 2016. Age profiles of sport participants. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 8:6. Read more »

Active and Healthy Ageing - 4 February 2016

van Uffelen JGZ, Jenkin CR, Westerbeek HM, Biddle SJH, Eime RM. Active and Healthy ageing through sport. Report prepared for the Australian Sports Commission. Victoria University, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), 2015. Read more »

Finalist for VicHealth Research into Action Award - 4 November 2015

Sport and Recreation Spatial Finalist in 2015 VicHealth Awards Read more »

Participation in modified sport programs - 29 October 2015

Participation in modified sports programs: a longitudinal study of children's transition to club sport competition Read more »

Modified sport participation- Transition into club sport - 29 October 2015

Participation in modified sport programs: a longitudinal study of children's transition to club sport participation.Eime, RM., Casey, MM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Young, JA., Payne WR. Sports Medicine Australia Conference 2015. Read more »

Sport participation and retention- Winner of best poster - 29 October 2015

Four-year trends in sport participation and retention: the gender differencesEime, RM., Harvey, JT., Charity, MM., Casey, MM., Westerbeek, H., Payne, WR. Winner of best poster Physical Activity and Health Promotion. Sports Medicine Australia Conference 2015. Read more »

How Healthy is Australian Sport? - 10 September 2015

Future provision of sports facilities - 28 July 2015

This report provides an example of our analysis and summary of the need for sports facilities for the years 2021 and 2031. Read more »

Who is participating in sport- sport participation trends - 4 June 2015

This report was commissioned by Sport and Recreation VictoriaThe four parts of this report are: Part 1. Sport Participation Rates: Victoria 2010-2012 Part 2. Sport Participation Age Profiles: Victoria 2010-2012 Part 3. Longitudinal Sport Participation Patterns: Victoria 2010-2012 Part 4. Contribution of Sport to Physical Activity Levels: Australia 2010 Read more »

New GIS features - 21 May 2015

The features of the new Sport and Recreation Spatial GIS Read more »

NEW Sport and Recreation Spatial GIS launched - 22 April 2015

See the new Sport and Recreation Spatial GIS with Demoball the latest sport taking Australia by storm Read more »

Sport and Recreation Spatial now with over 2.5 million participant records! - 5 August 2014

The integration of sports participant, coach and official records results in the largest sport participation repository in Australia.

Sport and Recreation Spatial update - 9 July 2014

The presentation provides a summary of recent research and technology developments Read more »

Sport participation trends 2001-2010 - 20 June 2014

The primary aim of this study is to contribute to the sport management literature by specifically examining physical activity participation levels and trends in Australia over a decade, for those aged 15 years and older, through the lens of sport and recreation. Read more »

Using innovative technology for planning in sport

R.Eime. Using innovative technology for planning.Presentation at National Synthetic Surfaces Conference and Expo; Power of Sport Conference. 3-4 June 2014. Sydney. Read more »

Participation: association with geographical location and socio-economic status - 31 March 2014

Investigate for small geographical areas in Australia, the ecological relationship ofparticipation rates, frequency of participation, and participation in specific contexts to socio-economic status (SES) and remoteness. Read more »

Getting girls going - 6 March 2014

Many teenagers are not meeting physical recommendations of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily and research consistently reports lower physical activity levels among adolescent girls than adolescent boys. To address these issues, university researchers in partnership with industry conducted the following study. Read more »

2 million participant records reached!! - 29 May 2013

Open the attached PDF (by either clicking on this headline or by clicking the 'Read more' link below) to view the top sports and activities that people around Australia are participating in. Read more »