“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”

(Whitehead, 2016)

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Founding Partners

We thank the following organisations for their support establishing the IPLA.


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  • Bedford Physical Education Old Students Association
  • Stranmillis University College
  • St Mary's University Twickenham London
  • Liverpool John Moores University
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  • Trinity Saint David
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  • University of Bedfordshire