• Volume 4; Issue 7 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.
  • Special Issue Published

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

Recent Articles

Yielding healthy community with sport?

Stacy Warner1, Emily Sparvero2, Stephen Shapiro3, Arden Anderson4 1East Carolina University, Department of Kinesiology 2University of Texas, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education 3Old Dominion University, Department of Human Movement Sciences 4Texas A&M, Department of Health and Kinesiology Corresponding author email: warners@ecu.edu Citation: Warner, S., Sparvero, E., Shapiro, S., Anderson, A. Yielding healthy community with […]

Sport for development for Aboriginal youth in Canada: A scoping review

Kevin Gardam1, Audrey R. Giles2, Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst3 1Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University 2School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa 3School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Corresponding author email: agiles@uottowa.ca Citation: Gardam, K., Giles, A., Hayhurst, M.C. Sport for development for Aboriginal youth in Canada: A scoping review. Journal of Sport for […]

“Leadership and empowerment through sport”: The intentions, hopes, ambitions and reality of creating a sport-for-development organisation in Cape Town

David Meir1 1 University Center Blackburn College, School of Health, Science and Technology Corresponding author email: david.meir@blackburn.ac.uk Citation: Meir, D. “Leadership and empowerment through sport”: The intentions, hopes, ambitions and reality of creating a sport-fordevelopment organisation in Cape Town. Journal of Sport for Development. 2017;5(8):19-29. Download article as PDF ABSTRACT Leadership and Empowerment through Sport […]

‘They don’t see my disability anymore’ – The outcomes of sport for development programmes in the lives of people in the Pacific

Alexandra Devine1, Aleisha Carrol2, Sainimili Naivalu3, Senmilia Seru3, Sally Baker1, Belinda Bayak-Bush2,Kathryn James2, Lousie Larcombe1, Tarryn Brown2, Manjula Marella1 1Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne 2CBM Australia 3Fiji Disabled People’s Association Corresponding author email: devinea@unimelb.edu.au Download article as PDF ABSTRACT In many settings, people with disabilities are marginalised from the socio-economic activities of […]

Beyond sport for development and peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice (Book Review)

Review by Christina T. Kwauk1 Hayhurst, L.M.C., Kay, T., Chawansky, M. (eds). Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational Perspectives on Theory, Policy and Practice. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge; 2016, 244pp., £68 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-138-80667-2 1Georgetown University Corresponding author email: christina.kwauk@gmail.com Download article as PDF REVIEW At the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […]

Volume 4, Issue 7 published

Publication of Volume 4, Issue 7 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its seventh Issue. Click here to download the full issue (PDF, 2.6mb) JSFD’s mission is to examine, advance and disseminate evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from Sport for Development programmes and interventions. JSFD is […]

‘A phone call changed my life’: Exploring the motivations of sport for development and peace scholars

Jon Welty Peachey1, Adam Cohen2, Allison Musser1 1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism 2University of Technology Sydney, Management Discipline Group Corresponding author email: jwpeach@illinois.edu Citation: Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Musser, A. ‘A phone call changed my life’: Exploring the motivations of sport for development and peace scholars. Journal of […]

Examining the role of life skills developed through Salvadoran physical education programs on the prevention of youth violence

James Mandigo1, John Corlett2, Pedro Ticas3 1Brock University, Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity 2MacEwan University, Vice President Academic and Provost 3Univerdisad Pedagogica de El Salvador, Department of Research Corresponding author email: jmandigo@brocku.ca Citation: Mandigo, J., Corlett, J., Ticas, P. Examining the role of life skills developed through Salvadoran physical education programs […]

Called to serve: Exploring servant leadership in the context of sport-for-development

Janelle E. Wells1, Jon Welty Peachey2 1University of South Florida, Department of Marketing, Sport & Entertainment Management 2University of Illinois, Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism Corresponding author email: janellew@usf.edu Citation: Wells, J.E., Welty Peachey, J. Called to serve: Exploring servant leadership in the context of sport-for-development. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016;4(7):12-24 Download article […]

Evaluation protocol: Netball to promote physical and mental health in Samoa and Tonga

Justin Richards1, Emma Sherry2, Olivia Philpott3, Lewis Keane4, Nico Schulenkorf5, Adrian Bauman1 1University of Sydney, School of Public Health & Charles Perkins Centre 2La Trobe University, Centre for Sport and Social Impact 3Netball Australia 4Cricket Fiji 5University of Technology Sydney, Department of Sport Management Corresponding author email: justin.richards@sydney.edu.au Citation: Richards, J., Sherry, E., Philpott, O., […]