The Potential of Community Sport for Social Inclusion: Exploring Cases Across the Globe

Hebe Schaillée (Editor), Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Editor), Lieve Bradt (Editor)

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Social inclusion is a pressing issue confronting all levels of sport today, and community sport in particular. Sport is being promoted as an inclusive environment in which people of all backgrounds and abilities can participate and access a range of social and health benefits. Moreover, sport is often heralded as a vehicle for promoting social inclusion in other societal domains. Yet, the policy ideal of ‘sport for all’ is not always realised in practice, and community sport continues to be plagued by various forms of discrimination and social exclusion. This book brings together a team of scholars from across the globe whose research addresses the complex relationship between community sport and social inclusion. Their contributions critically examine the dynamics of inclusion/exclusion in community sport, as well as the broader outcomes and impacts that sports programmes may have in promoting, or hindering, social inclusion in other areas of life, such as employment, education and migrant integration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages260
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-22758-0
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2022


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


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