The Wider Case for Football in Kent

In 2011 spear was commissioned by the Kent County Football Association (KentFA) to produce a report which explored evidence to support the wider case that football could contribute to broader social policy outcomes.

The report investigated the messages and challenges involved in making the local case for football, and provided a framework to support clubs, leagues and the KentFA in making a local case for football and securing provision partnerships.

Key Findings:

  • Football provision can contribute to community cohesion and pride and, if promoted in innovative ways and tailored to the needs of target groups, can increase physical activity levels among less active young people.
  • Football-related interventions can have a positive impact in reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour, reducing physical inactivity, and in promoting healthy behaviours and awareness of health issues.

Date: 2011

Client: Kent County Football Association

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Karley Hubbard
Research Development Officer
T: 01227 923003


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