Sport and Development: Mapping the Field

  • Roger Levermore
  • Aaron Beacom
Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)


The last decade, and especially since the UN declared 2005 to be its International Year of Sport and Physical Education, has seen a significant expansion in the use of sport (broadly defined) as a tool for initiating social change. Projects involving sport have included attempts to educate young people to appreciate health concerns (such as the dangers of HIV and malaria), engender respect for local communities, discourage anti-social and criminal behaviour, increase gender-awareness, as well as assist with the rehabilitation of people with disabilities and the reconciliation of communities in conflict.


International Development Development Assistance British Council InterAgency Task Youth Sport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Levermore
    • 1
  • Aaron Beacom
    • 2
  1. 1.Football Industry GroupUniversity of Liverpool Management SchoolUK
  2. 2.University College Plymouth, St. Mark & St. JohnUK

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