Sport NI advocates for the contribution that sport makes to wider health, social and economic outcomes. Gaining an understanding of participation in sport and physical activity is vital in maximising this contribution. This is supported by Sport NI conducting and funding high quality research to enable evidence-based decision making in sport.

The Kids Life and Times and Young Life and Times modules were developed specifically to collect data relating to Children and Young People.

This fact sheet provides a summary of the headline findings on the experiences of sport and physical activity for children and young people in Northern Ireland and across the 11 District Council areas.

The 2015 Kids Life and Times (KLT) and Young Life and Times (YLT) surveys were undertaken by ARK and the questions on sport and physica lactivity funded by SportNI.

5,194 P7 children completed the KLT survey online in a school setting, whilst 1,158 16 year-olds responded to the YLT survey..More information on the surveys, technical details and tables of results can be found at:www.ark.ac.uk/klt and www.ark.ac.uk/ylt respectively.

Download and Read the Reports in Recent Research