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Motivations for participating

Our focus group participants identified 12 motivations for taking part in sporting activities. A third of participants stated competition was their main motivation, followed by the health and social benefits of sport.

  • To compete: 34% of participants
  • Health benefits: 31% of participants
  • Social interaction: 31% of participants
  • Makes you feel good: 29% of participants
  • To take part: 26% of participants
  • Self confidence: 20% of participants
  • Stress relief: 20% of participants
  • Enjoy it: 17% of participants
  • Provides a challenge: 17% of participants
  • Something to do: 9% of participants
  • Learn new skills: 6% of participants
  • Passion for sport: 6% of participants