Understanding Football as a Vehicle for Enhancing Social Inclusion: Using an Intervention Mapping Framework

By Daniel Parnell, Andy Pringle, Paul Widdop, Stephen Zwolinsky

Link to the research is here.


This article outlines a partnership between an academic institute and a third sector organisation attached to a professional football club in the United Kingdom. The partnership concerns a sport for development intervention. The purpose of the article is to outline the development of applied monitoring and evaluation and the application of intervention mapping for an intervention to tackle anti-social behaviour through a football-based social inclusion project for children and young people. This case supports the development of third sector-university partnerships and the use of intervention mapping to meet shared objectives in relation to articulating the impact of interventions to funders and for research outputs.


community; evaluation; football; research partnership; social inclusion

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