Physical activity and sport can bring a wide influence to bear. Across Wales, sport is increasingly being used to combat social exclusion and anti-social behaviour.
When sport is promoted to marginalised and disadvantaged young people, it can:
- reduce youth criminal activity;
- lower truancy rates;
- build self-esteem, confidence and hope for the future;
- help individuals realise their potential;
- reduce anti-social behaviour in the community.
Relevant Case Studies:
Civil disorder decreased by 58% in Aberbargoed, Mid Glamorgan when a new council run skate-park was opened, click here to find out more information.
SCW Voluntary Sector Corporate presentation:
If you’re keen to get something moving in your organisation or community, why not take a look at this presentation and see some of the projects the Sports Council for Wales has supported so far (please note there be a time delay for the document to upload):