Data from Sport England‘s #ActiveLives Report shows participation figures of 101,800 in Parkour/Freerunning!
Following recognition, Parkour/Freerunning features in the participation figures in the new Sport England Active Lives Survey. With the first set of participation figures for Parkour/Freerunning featured in the Active Lives Year 1 Report, showing participation figures of 96,700.
Today (12 Oct 2017), Sport England have published the Active Lives Adult Survey – May 16/17 Report.
The data on those (16+) in England that have participated in Parkour/Freerunning showed over 101,800* had taken part at least twice in the last 28 days! Over twice the size of Skateboarding, almost three times the size of Judo and almost four times the size of Triathlon!
Find our more about the Active Lives Survey on Sport England’s website.
The data certainly demonstrates the reach, breadth and depth of Parkour/Freerunning, not just in England, but across the UK and our community.
We certainly feel that Parkour UK and our community have plenty to contribute to the Sport England strategy. In addition to the Government strategy #SportingFuture, coordinated by Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the strategic plans of Sport Wales, Sportscotland & Sport Northern Ireland
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