Basketball Participation Increases According to Latest Sport England Research

Friday, December 11, 2015 1:46:18 PM

Basketball England is pleased to announce that new figures published this week by Sport England, reveal that basketball participation amongst those aged 16+ has increased over the last 6 months by nearly 11,000 players.

The Active People Survey (APS) is an annual study conducted by Sport England that interviewed 160,010 people between Oct 2014 and Sept 2015. It also shows that the percentage growth in weekly participation amongst those aged 16+ is third highest for basketball behind athletics and tennis.

163,800 players aged 16+ now play basketball at least once a week and there are signs of an increase in the number of people playing the sport outdoors as well as the indoor game. Basketball England as a governing body has been working with clubs, satellite clubs plus partners including Reach & Teach and The Basketball Foundation to grow participation in the sport.

Grace Jacca, Interim Chair of Basketball England, says:

“The figures published this week demonstrate the increasing popularity of our sport in England. We are committed to growing participation and engagement across all sections of the population and continue to work with our partners to do so.”

Further information regarding the APS survey can be found at: http://www.sportengland.org/research