Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and Healthy Ireland (through the Healthy Ireland fund) published the first all-island Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA 2018) study in September 2019. It provides rich insights into the experiences of children and adolescents throughout the island around their participation in physical activity, sport and physical education. In the case of children from the Republic of Ireland it also includes comparisons with the results of the CSPPA 2010 study commissioned by Sport Ireland.
The study involved some 6,600 students from 115 schools across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland along with school principals and teachers from many of these schools. The CSPPA 2018 research team comprised of researchers and students from University of Limerick, Dublin City University, University College Cork and Ulster University.
The full Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity study and the Infographics which summarise all the key results can be downloaded below