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Youth Participation

Addressing the decline in sport participation in secondary schools

Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

In partnership with the sport and education sectors and La Trobe University, the ASC ran pilot programs across 100 schools in Australia to test sporting products and intervention strategies to keep youth engaged in sport, through secondary schools.

As a result, the ASC has produced a suite of resources to support sports, schools and the community to develop and deliver effective programs that engage youth through sport to increase their physical activity.

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Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.