Child and youth sport in rurally remote regions of Australia: the views of a north Queensland community

Baills, Casey & Rossi, Tony (2005) Child and youth sport in rurally remote regions of Australia: the views of a north Queensland community. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 52(3-4), pp. 12-16.

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This study addresses the under-researched area of community sport in rurally isolated contexts. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews with teachers, children, parents, and local community members from a small township in an isolated North Queensland region. The data indicate that community sport for young people is circumstantially difficult in some regional centres, but is none-the-less viewed differently by different sectors of the community. There is much value ascribed to sport as part of the social and cultural capital of the area however, it appears that community opinion is divided on the quality of sport experiences available with the young people of the community being particularly critical of the facilities, equipment, and the level of service from sports organisations in larger towns and cities.

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ID Code: 81733
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Publication title changed to "Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education" in 2011
Keywords: Children's sport, Rural communities, Isolation
ISSN: 1321-0394
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2015 00:32
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 06:00

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