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Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation research theme is housed in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Society at Lincoln University.

Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation research theme is housed in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Society at Lincoln University.

Sports and Recreation research at Lincoln has a rich history of both research and vocational training in the field of parks and outdoor recreation while recognising rapidly increasing needs of research on broader aspects of sport and recreation and their impacts on wellbeing, business and society. Thus, our expertise, resources and outreach capability are encapsulated by the three umbrella research themes: Sport and Performance, Community Recreation and Parks and Outdoor Recreation. We welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate research students, local sport and recreation organisations, media organisations and other stakeholders.

 

Mission

The mission of the Sport and Recreation Research Group is to discover new knowledge through excellence in research within the areas of Sport and Performance, Community Recreation, and Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Furthermore, the SRRG will disseminate the research-based knowledge both globally and locally through academic publications and outreach programmes. Research themes central to the mission include:

* Children’s sport and physical literacy
* Events and Community Development
* High performance sport
* Outdoor recreation
* Socio cultural issues in sport
* Sport management and governance
* Well-being, physical activity and health

Goals

We are committed to:

* Produce nationally and internationally recognised research through academic partnerships and local stakeholder collaboration
* Respond to needs of local sport and recreation organisations to work towards the betterment of wellbeing, business and society
* Train postgraduates to produce quality research on sport and recreation through coursework and supervision.

Partners:

* NZ Recreation Association
* The Department of Conservation
* Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC) 
* Physical Education New Zealand
* Creative New Zealand
* Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS)
* Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS)
* United Kingdom Leisure Studies Association (LSA)
* The Wilderness Information Network
* World Leisure Organisation (WLO)
* New Zealand Bowls
* Sport Canterbury
* Christchurch City Council
* Lincoln University Recreation Centre
* Selwyn Sport Trust
* New Zealand Cricket
* Rawhiti Community Sports Incorporated

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