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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.

Data gathering

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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Publications

Ramchandani, G., Coleman, R., & Christy, E. (2019). The sport participation legacy of major events in the UK. Health Promotion International, 34

Kokolakakis, T., Lera Lopez, F., & Ramchandani, G. (2018). Did London 2012 deliver a sports participation legacy? Sport Management Review

Ramchandani, G., Coleman, R., & Bingham, J. (2017). Sport participation behaviours of spectators attending major sports events and event induced attitudinal changes towards sport. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 8 (2), 121-135.

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.

Ramchandani, G., Kokolakakis, T., & Coleman, R. (2014). Factors influencing the inspirational effect of major sports events on audience sport participation behaviour. World Leisure Journal, 56 (3), 220-235.

Davies, L., Coleman, R., & Ramchandani, G. (2013). Evaluating event economic impact : rigour versus reality? International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 4 (1), 31-42.

Ramchandani, G., & Coleman, R. (2012). The inspirational effects of three major sport events. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 3 (3), 257-271.

Ramchandani, G., & Coleman, R. (2012). Testing the accuracy of event economic impact forecasts. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 3 (2), 188-200.

Research team

Girish Ramchandani

Dr Girish Ramchandani

Associate Professor of Sport Management

Girish Ramchandani's profile
Richard Coleman 118775

Richard Coleman

Principal Researcher

Richard Coleman's profile
Robbie Millar 27763

Robbie Millar

Researcher

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