• 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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., […]

Challenges and strategies for success of a sport-for-development programme for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth

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Tanya Halsall1, Tanya Forneris2 1Department of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa 2Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Corresponding author email: twitt081@uottawa.ca Citation: Halsall, T., Forneris, T. Challenges and strategies for success of a sport-for-development programme for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth. Journal of Sport for Development. 2016;4(7):39-57 Download article as PDF ABSTRACT […]

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 […]