Welcome to Issue 90 of the sportanddev e-Newsletter!
Whether new or old to the S&D sector, this edition has something for you. We bring you interesting commentaries on the importance of leadership skills training, sport as a tool for prisoner reintegration and a look at start-up funding resources and opportunities.
In the latest from the community section you will find the first in a series of articles on safeguarding in sport, a publication from Handicap International on disability sport and an interview with Cassie Childers, founder of Tibet Women’s Soccer, who shares how football is being used to empower women and preserve Tibetan culture in Northern India. Don’t miss the latest article in the EACCES series, which highlights the need to recognise community coaches via standardised qualifications. Finally, join us as we welcome the Afghanistan Cricket Board to sportanddev!
Enjoy your reading,
News & Upcoming Events
Dates for your diary
Check out some of the most important and inspiring events to take place on the sport and development calendar in the coming weeks. Read more
Recap of recent events
Including the 19th International Symposium on Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and a series of roundtable discussions on football as a vehicle for tolerance. Read more
A call for research proposals from the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency and a call for papers for a University of Brighton conference on sport’s role in social justice. Read more
New job opportunities
Check out the latest job opportunities in sport and development. Read more
Latest from the Community
The need for safeguarding
Safeguarding in sport and development can be used to strengthen the positive elements of sport while protecting clubs, coaches, organisations and young people. Read More
Football: Empowering women and preserving a culture
“What started as a ‘cute joke’ has evolved into the pride of a culture.” sportanddev speaks to Cassie Childers, founder of Tibet Women’s Soccer. Read More
Afghanistan Cricket Board: Contributing to peace, health, unity and development
Cricket continues to grow in popularity in Afghanistan and is an important tool for reconciliation and development. Read More
A manual for adapted physical activity professionals
This guide is particularly aimed at teachers of Adapted Physical Activity (APA) in socio-educational centers that serve children with disabilities. Read More
There are many opportunities and resources available to help you overcome the first hurdle to successfully launching your sport and development project. Read More
Sport – a tool for the reintegration of prisoners?
Prison presents an opportunity to engage with offenders through social interventions but, in most countries, reoffending rates are high. What role can sport play? Read More
Sport for development starts with leadership skills training
Sport contributes to development by building leadership qualities among youth and enabling them to take control of their professional lives. Read More
Latest from the Platform
East Africa Community Coach Education System
The latest in our EACCES series, featuring insights on what a recognised coaching qualification will mean for coaches in East Africa. Read more