• Volume 3; Issue 4 Published

    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.

Recent Articles

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

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, […]

Sport in the Lives of Young People with Intellectual Disabilities: Negotiating Disability, Identity and Belonging

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Louisa Smith1, Nikki Wedgwood2, Gwynnyth Llewellyn2, Russell Shuttleworth3 1 School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney 3 School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University Corresponding author email: nicole.wedgwood@sydney.edu.au Citation: Smith, L., Wegwood, N., Llewellyn, G., Shuttleworth. R. Sport in the Lives of Young People […]

Rio 2016 and disability – an analysis of the Sport-For-Development discourse and the legacies for disabled people

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Leonardo Mataruna1, Daniel Range1, Andressa Guimaraes2, Thiago Melo2 1Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relation, Coventry University 2Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Coventry University (Carnival Project) Corresponding author email: mataruna@gmail.com Citation: Mataruna, L., Range, D., Guimaraes, A., Melo, T. Rio 2016 and disability – an analysis of the Sport-For-Development discourse and the legacies […]

The role of Special Olympics in promoting social inclusion: An examination of stakeholder perceptions

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Chiaki Inoue1, Tanya Forneris1 1 School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa Corresponding author email: tanya.forneris@uottawa.ca Citation: Inoue, C., Forneris, T. The role of Special Olympics in promoting social inclusion: An examination of stakeholder perceptions. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 23-34. Download article as PDF Abstract In recent years, there has been an […]

Paralympic Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change in Bermuda and Ghana

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Forber-Pratt, A.J.1 1 Vanderbilt University, Department of Human & Organizational Development Corresponding author email: anjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu Citation: Forber-Pratt., A.J. Paralympic Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change in Bermuda and Ghana. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(5): 35-49. Download article as PDF Abstract Background: Sport for persons with disabilities provides health, psychosocial well-being, and quality of […]

A Qualitative Examination of Latin American Wheelchair Sport Practitioners’ Marketing Practices

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Michael Cottingham1, Doug Blais2, Brian Gearity3, Kim Bogle2, Ryan Zapalac4 1 University of Houston, Department of Health and Human Performance 2 Southern New Hampshire University, School of Business 3 University of Denver, School of Psychology 4 Sam Houston State University, Department of Health and Kinesiology Corresponding author email: mcotting@central.uh.edu Citation: Cottingham, M., Blais, D., Gearity, […]