Community sport and social inclusion: International perspectives

Hebe Schaillée, Reinhard Haudenhuyse, Lieve Bradt

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This opening article examines the relationship between community sport and social inclusion in research and practice. We discuss the notion of community sport, its multifarious meanings and diverse applications in different parts of the world. We further explore the conceptual and practical links between community sport and different conceptions of social inclusion. In doing so, the article draws together key themes, issues and debates addressed in the collection of articles in this special issue. We conclude by formulating implications and directions for future research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)885-896
Number of pages12
JournalSport in Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019


  • community sport
  • inequality
  • Social exclusion
  • sport for all
  • sport-based intervention


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