2019 Netball World Cup impact assessment
How we assessed the economic and social impact of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool
We were appointed by UK Sport and England Netball to assess and report on the impact of the 2019 Netball World Cup in relation to the five outcome areas of the Government's strategy for sport - Sporting Future.
We conducted a survey of some 4,000 spectators plus other event attendees (teams, media personnel, officials etc.) using a combination of at-event and online methods and supplied questions for a separate nationwide survey commissioned by England Netball. We also analysed event documentation including the event budget.
Data analysis and findings
Using our eventIMPACTS compliant model, we estimated that the event delivered a significant boost to Liverpool's economy. We also found that the event contributed positively to the other Sporting Future outcomes of physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development and community development.
Reporting and dissemination
We produced an in-depth confidential report for the client including an infographic summary of the key findings. We also worked closely with UK Sport and England Netball to support their efforts to release the findings for public consumption.
SIRG impact reports
The Sport Industry Research Group has a track record of producing impact reports on sporting events. Some further examples are listed below.
- UCI Road World Championships (2019): Social impact of the event and its funded legacy programme
The Open (2010–2019): Economic impact assessment
Solheim Cup (2019): Economic impact assessment of the event
Ryder Cup (2014, 2018): Economic impact assessment
World/European Championships (2014–2018): Economic and social impacts of 30 UK Sport funded events
UCI Cycling World Championships (2023): Forecast of the likely economic impact on Scotland
Wimbledon (2006, 2016): Economic impact assessment
Henley Royal Regatta (2017): Economic impact assessment
London Marathon (2000, 2010, 2015): Economic impact assessment
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Ramchandani, G., Davies, L., Coleman, R., Shibli, S., & Bingham, J. (2015). Limited or lasting legacy? : the effect of non-mega sport event attendance on participation. European Sport Management Quarterly, 15 (1), 93-110.