Maximising action sports for development / Holly Thorpe

Thorpe, Holly

This chapter identifies new trends in youth sport participation, particularly the growing popularity of non-competitive, informal, non-institutionalised ‘action sports’ (e.g. skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, parkour). Drawing upon examples and research from within and outside the Commonwealth, it illustrates the potential of action sports for making a valuable contribution to the ‘sport for development and peace’ movement. As revealed through three distinct case studies, a number of valuable lessons can be learned about the potential of action sports for improving the health and well-being of children and youth in both (re)developing and developed nations.

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