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    The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focused on publishing research from the Sport for Development sector. JSFD’s mission is to examine, advance and disseminate evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from Sport for Development programmes and interventions.
  • Volume 3; Issue 5 Published

    Read our special issue, entitled Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions. The issue contains eight articles, with authors from six countries.

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Volume 4, Issue 6 Published

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Publication of Volume 4, Issue 6 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth Issue. Click here to download the full issue (PDF, 1.3mb) JSFD’s mission is to examine, advance and disseminate evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from Sport for Development programmes and interventions. JSFD is […]

Exploring stakeholders’ experiences of implementing an ice hockey programme for Inuit youth

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Corliss Bean1, Tanya Forneris1 1University of Ottawa, Department of Human Kinetics Corresponding author email: cbean@uottawa.ca Citation: Bean, C., Forneris, T. Exploring stakeholders’ experiences of implementing an ice hockey programme for Inuit youth. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016;4(6):7-20 Download article as PDF Abstract The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program (NYHDP) is a sport-for-development programme designed […]

Soccer for Peace in Jordan: A qualitative assessment of program impact on coaches

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Jacob W. Cooper1, Lindsey C. Blom2, Lawrence H. Gerstein3, Dorice A. Hankemeier4, Tacianna P. Indovina3 1 Ball State University, School of Physical Education, Sport, Exercise Science & Boston University 2 Ball State University, School of Physical Education, Sport, Exercise Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies 3 Ball State University, Center […]

A systematic review of the mental health impacts of sport and physical activity programmes for adolescents in post-conflict settings

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Alexander Hamilton1, Charlie Foster1, Justin Richards2 1British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches to Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford 2 Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney Corresponding author email: alexander.hamilton@stx.ox.ac.uk Citation: Hamilton, A.; Foster, C.; Richards, J. A systematic review of […]

The influence of sport participation on quality of life perceptions among inmates in Nigerian prisons

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Ayobami Honestus Obadiora1 1 Obafemi Awolowo University, Department of Physical and Health Education Corresponding author email: ayobadiora@yahoo.com Citation: Obadiora, A.H. The influence of sport participation on quality of life perceptions among inmates in Nigerian prisons. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(6):36-43. Download article as PDF Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate […]

Call for papers: Sport for Development and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

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JSFD Editors Sport for Development and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean The aim of this special issue for the Journal Sport for Development (JSFD) is to encourage critical discussions on sport for development and peace (SDP) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Despite a growing body of SDP evidence, there is a […]

An own goal in Sport for Development: Time to change the playing field (Commentary)

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Ben Sanders1 1 University of the Western Cape, Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Sciences; Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Grassroot Soccer Corresponding author email: bsanders@grassrootsoccer.org Citation: Sanders, B. An own goal in Sport for Development: time to change the playing field.Journal of Sport for Development. 2016; 4(6):1-5. Download article as PDF   Introduction Sport for […]

Volume 3; Issue 5 Published

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Publication of Volume 3, Issue 5 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its fifth Issue, a Special Issue entitled Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions. Dr. Ian Brittain and Eli Wolff served as Editors for this Special Issue. Click here to download the full issue (PDF, 4.7mb) JSFD’s […]

Developing Disability Sport: The case for a critical pedagogy

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Aaron Beacom1, Gill Golder1 1 Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of St Mark & St John Corresponding author email: abeacom@marjon.ac.uk Citation: Beacom, A., Golder, G. Developing Disability Sport: The case for a critical pedagogy. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 71-88. Download article as PDF Abstract As a key stakeholder in the […]

Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions (Editorial)

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Ian Brittain1, Eli Wolff2 1 Coventry University, UK 2 Brown University, USA Citation: Brittain, I., Wolff, E. Disability Sport: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions (Editorial). Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 1-3. Download article as PDF Editorial Welcome to this special edition of the Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) entitled Disability Sport: Changing lives, […]