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Getting into Sport in Surrey

We are proud to be the Lead Organisation for the Sport England-funded project, Getting into Sport in Surrey. Our key partners for the project are
University of Surrey, the Surrey Sports Park, Guildford & Waverley CCG and Surrey County Council.

This project will evaluate the effect of a sports delivery programme and an interactive website designed to increase sports participation in up to 1,000 inactive individuals (aged 16 – 74) in Guildford and Waverley. The sports programme will include squash, badminton, netball, tennis, swimming, and walking basketball. We will test the sports interventions separately and in combination and compare them to standard gym-based exercise referral programmes (control). Exit routes into NGB products and clubs will be promoted, aiming to retain 250 participants in 1 x 30min sport.

Research staff at the University of Surrey will be conducting a thorough evaluation of the interventions and engaging with the local Clinical Commissioning Group and other health organisations / professionals. It is hoped that should the outcomes be successful that this research paper will provide strong evidence to GPs locally and nationally that exercise referral into sport has a positive impact on the health of patients and is an effective tool in preventative medicine.

Key outcomes

We will assess the efficacy of the two interventions in increasing sporting activity over and above what is achieved by current GP exercise referral to the gym. Our criterion for success is that people will be involved in at least 1 x 30 mins of sporting activity per week.