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Understanding the cultural influences and barriers that affe

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Produce inequality in terms of access to participation in sport

Many women have been stereotyped into domestic roles, leaving fewer opportunities or activities suitable for them

1980's more enlightened and equal approach began to emerge

Spurred on by:

Equal Pay Act
Feminist Activists
Formation of Women's only Sports Federation
In 2006 a new legislation was passed making it illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of age

Older people in the sports industry should be able to continue working for longer and be just as eligible for a promotion as a youngster

As people age they take less exercise - greater encouragement needed

Refers to a population whose members identify with each other

Usually based on genealogy or ancestry

United by a common cultural, linguistic or religious traits

Influences what o whether we play or succeed in sport and other other peoples attitudes and progress
Cultural Influences
Barriers to participation
Understanding barriers that affect participation in sports activities, government recommendations and different lifestyles
Explain the full range of barriers to participation in sport.

Explain three cultural influences that have an impact on sports participation.

CHALLENGE PACK/INDEPENDENT LEARNING TASK - Describe and explain goverment initiatives which relate to sports participation
On a post it note, write down what you think would stop them from participating in sport activities.

You have 15 seconds to write it down and place it on the board under cultural influences or barriers to sports particpation!
Medical Conditions
Socio-economic groups
Pick a piece of paper from your plastic wallet but don't look at it. place it on your head. Your partner must EXPLAIN which barrier or cultural influence it is. Shout it out once you know and switch over.

REMEMBER you can't use the that word!

If you finish collect a

Match up the strategy or initiative that relates to the barriers and cultural influences. (P7, M5)
Choose one person from this group and write down a cultural influence that they could be faced with (P6)
This will be easy now..
Frequently cited reason for not participating.

People may have to juggle priorities - work, parenting and domestic duties.

Creates a spectrum of people-
Dedicated people ----------------------non-participants

All may wish to participate but some have no free time.

We have a culture of long working hours - eager to impress colleagues and go for promotion.

Working long hours eats into their leisure time.

Prioritise other areas than work to achieve a better work-life balance.

On the flip side people choose different sports because of their status which puts others off participating.

Few Resources
Little money
Few or poor facilities
Lack of team mates
Abundance of Resources
Lots of money
Many, high quality facilities
A range of play mates
Resources fall into three categories
This spectrum has always existed in sport and leisure participation
Most often used excuse given.

Need to build up fitness to participate.

People need a positive mindset to help them find motivation to get fit and participate.
Can prevent someone from participating at a higher level.

They should find a sport they enjoy.

What could they do:
Get some coaching to improve ability or join a class with a friend
Have to take exercise under supervision or guidance.

Many do under GP referral schemes - trained instructor look safer needs at a local gym

What could they do:
Walk to health campaign

P5 Practice Task

what the barrier is and how it is affecting the participant.

In pairs you will be given a scenario

Which barrier is the participant experiencing?

You have 2 minutes to put together your answer and 1 minute to present your answer.
If you have finished before the time is up,

Can you think of another barrier which they are experiencing?
Concept created in the 20th Century to classify people

Based on income and job type which produces categories


Rugby/Football is a working class sport

Golf/Polo is an upper class sport and requires membership

Very useful when considering participation rates and reasons for non-participants

Question of Sports Participation

The Image Round
Using the keywords that are around the board, which cultural influence matches the image.

In your pairs stand up as quick as you can if you know the answer.

You both have to stand up to answer.

Lets begin...
Poster Challenge!

On each table is a quarter of a poster.
You will have 30 seconds to look at that poster and reproduce it in your team to creat one large poster.

Your challenge starts....


Identify possible reasons for lack of participation in physical activity by young people. (5 Marks)

How do we get those 5 Marks?

Lets break down the questions and keywords.

Learning Task
Complete the questions and e-mail by Wednesday. remember to breakdown and look at what it is asking.

Explain why physical activity is seen as a valuable and necessary experience in a contemporary UK society. Discuss possible barriers to young people's participation in physical activity. (10 Marks)

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