Launched in 2011, the Sports Think Tank is a fully independent think tank dedicated to thorough and insightful thinking around sporting policy in the UK. Based in Loughborough and London, they use various ways to stimulate debate and ensure accountability in sporting policy and governance including social media, blogging, publications, events and engaging with decision makers and governing bodies. We aim to push the boundaries of sports policy and as they are not aligned to any interest group, they are challenging of sport and commercial interests too.

Contact details

Website:
www.sportsthinktank.com

Address:
1a Bloomberg Street, Westminster, SW1V2RG.

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
UK
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2011
Age (years)
Sports Think Tank
 12
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Andy Reed OBE
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Andy Reed OBE
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Andy Reed OBE, Mark Balcar
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Sports Think Tank
 4
United Kingdom average
 41
Global average
 66
2021
Sports Think Tank
 5
2020
Sports Think Tank
 5
% Female staff
2023
Sports Think Tank
 25%
United Kingdom average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Sports Think Tank
 0%
2020
Sports Think Tank
 0%
% Female researchers
2021
Sports Think Tank
 0%
United Kingdom average
 20%
Global average
 16%
2020
Sports Think Tank
 0%
2019
Sports Think Tank
 0%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Sports Think Tank
 27
United Kingdom average
 32
Global average
 35
2019
Sports Think Tank
 5
2015
Sports Think Tank
 20
Financials
2022
Sports Think Tank
 $5,000
United Kingdom average
 $2,419,263
Global average
 $7,897,405,641

Social

Twitter
Followers (2023)
Sports Think Tank
 8,605
United Kingdom average
 29,015
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
Sports Think Tank
 8,632
Followers (2021)
Sports Think Tank
 8,573
Subscribers (2023)
Sports Think Tank
 8
United Kingdom average
 12,247
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Sports Think Tank
 8
Subscribers (2021)
Sports Think Tank
 6
Followers (2023)
Sports Think Tank
 79
United Kingdom average
 6,083
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2019)
Sports Think Tank
 63

Data notes

Last updated: 15/06/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Observatoire des Think Tanks Directory, Organisation┬┤s website
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