Introduction

Sports promote social interaction, which may contribute to a dynamic, resilient and inclusive society. To create valuable social interactions, sports organisations must be able to cope with increasingly diverse communities.

A considerable task for the traditional sports club, which requires new forms of collaboration between sports clubs, residents, local and national government, public and private organisations.

 

 

About the research group

Mission

The Impact of Sport research group focuses on promoting social vitality, inclusion and resilience by strengthening organisations, professionals and volunteers involved in sports management. The research investigates how to positively enhance the social impact of sport in urban areas facing important social issues and challenges, especially in ethnically diverse communities.   

Vision

Impact of Sport researchers are working within communities alongside residents, sports associations and other sports providers, students, municipalities, public and private organisations. Action research and innovations from living labs generate new useful knowledge on cooperation and co-existence, unlocking potential (new) organisational forms, practical skills for sports professionals and volunteers and a new, positive impact of sport on society. The research group works in a demand-driven and practice-oriented manner, in The Hague and beyond.

Team

Jeroen Weijermars

Jeroen Weijermars

Madelief Bertens

Madelief Bertens

Fenna van Marle

Fenna van Marle

Fenna van Marle

06 - 28 37 50 01
f.c.m.vanmarle@hhs.nl

Yvonne van Giessen

Yvonne van Giessen

Yvonne van Giessen

+31 (0)6 - 28 83 79 76
givgiessen@hhs.nl

Karlijn Sporrel

Karlijn Sporrel

Nynke Burgers

Nynke Burgers

Nynke Burgers

06 -  23 55 20 38
n.burgers@hhs.nl

Liset Schrijvers

Liset Schrijvers

Liset Schrijvers

06 - 86 80 95 84
l.bj.schrijvers@hhs.nl

Projects

Sport and Exercise Professor Platform

The Sport and Exercise professor platform connects professors so they can exchange knowledge and collaborate. This leads to the efficient and effective development and use of knowledge.
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Working together on a positive sports culture with 'Positivity Scores’

A positive sports culture means a pleasant sports environment in which players and other participants have fun. Fun is the most important reason for starting and continuing to play sports. That is why achieving a positive sports culture is the goal of the 'Positivity Scores' programme.
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Sport and Social Cohesion Lab: how sport connects

European cities are changing fast and diversity is increasing. We therefore see a greater call for more social cohesion. Ensuring mutual social cohesion and connectedness is extremely important for the stability, safety and solidarity in cities. Sport can play a major role here: sport connects and brings people together, regardless of their background.
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Publications

Article

The effects of neighbours on sport club membership

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Report

What role can men play in facilitating gender equity in Football Governance?

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News

Koen Breedveld
18 January 2023

What’s the aim of the new Professor of Impact of Sports? To get all of The Hague moving!

Research

Koen Breedveld started as the new Professor of Impact of Sports on 1 January 2023. Following on from an excellent…
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Sportevenement
14 September 2022

Sporting event sponsorship offers added value

General, Research

Sponsoring a major sporting event has a positive effect on the commercial and social impact of both the sponsor and the…
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Frank van Eekeren
15 August 2022

Professor Frank van Eekeren says goodbye: ‘Sport has a major social impact’

General, Research

Sport brings people together. That was the starting point for the new research group Impact of Sport. Three years later…
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