chapter  5
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Including the excluded

Community cohesion through sport and physical activity
ByChris Platts

This chapter is designed to give you critical insight into the way sport and physical activity is used to improve community cohesion. ‘Bringing communities together’ is advocated as a key advantage of sport and physical activity schemes, however, this is often accepted uncritically. The aim of this chapter is to offer a balanced view of the possibilities and limitations of sport and physical activity being used for social inclusion purposes.