It's crucial that all participants in sport feel safe and included. But sometimes they feel threatened or excluded, often because of their background, age, sexual orientation or ability. Our aim is to help sports organisations remove those barriers, so we have created Sports IntegriTay.
Abertay has a great deal of expertise in welfare and wellbeing in sport. The appointment of David Lavallee, the world's first Professor of Duty of Care in Sport clearly demonstrates our commitment to this area, and it is now an integral part of all of our sports degrees. Our work in this area has been commended in a House of Commons Debate on Sport in the UK.
Practically, our research has been translated into innovative solutions. For example, we have created an easy-to-use tool called The Sport Census, designed to improve sport recruitment, retention and sustainability.
Through the help of our enterprise centre, Bell Street Ventures, students and former students can undertake consultancy work with businesses and organisations like yours who need their expertise.
Find out more and download the free resources at the bottom of this page.
The most crucial aspect of sport is the people involved in it.
This covers a very wide range - from people participating at a grassroots level to elite athletes, sports coaches and watching as a parent or fan, volunteering as an official or referee, working as an administrator or sport scientist.
However, as highlighted in Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's Sport Duty of Care Review, sport needs to ensure that the wellbeing of it's people is always placed at it's core. Sports wide-ranging benefits include:
These are free and cover many issues:
Through the support of Bell Street Ventures, students and alumni can take on consultancy work with businesses and organisations like yours who need their expertise. We have also provided LinkedIn details of our students, and former students, so you can contact them for further work.
Sports IntegriTay is supported through a User Liaison Group made up of people from across the sport sector who help curate the student resources.
Abertay students are dynamic and forward looking. They don't just bring academic rigour to their work, but genuine practical experience with sensible solutions in the real world. - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
'Abertay's students have created an excellent set of resources, including some for athletes who may be considering retirement... a little spoken about aspect of an athletes career. Amy Wright's resource provides excellent suggestions...for what can be a daunting decision for many, and her unique perspective as a former athlete shines through.' - Conor Skatelum, 5-Time Irish National Figure Skating Champion
BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching, 2019.