Inner Development Goals and Physical Literacy

The IDGs are a suite of behaviours and personal attributes that have been determined to either support the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or would be accrued by individuals as a result of working towards them.

Do you teach, coach, play or parent children aged 3-5 years old? Research needs you!

Young children are unfortunately not moving enough, and the University of Derby (UOD) are conducting research exploring perspectives and opinions on physical activity (PA) and physical literacy (PL) in relation to 3–5-year-olds. The study protocols have gone through a rigorous ethics application via the UOD so you can be assured that all information (or any children or organisations referred to) … Read More


Please join us for our AGM online on the 14th of November 2023 at 15:00 BMT. To join the meeting please click this link or copy the following link into your diary. The documents relating to the AGM are available to download below:

PL Consensus Statement For England

IPLA Welcomes the Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England

IPLA President Professor Margaret Whitehead took the stage at the Royal Society of Arts last Thursday as part of the launch of the Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England. Following a robust consultation and creation period, initiated by Sport England and led by Liverpool John Moores University, this launch event marks the start of an exciting period for physical literacy … Read More

India PL Project

Physical Literacy program at Mumbai Municipal Corporation Schools: Impacting 300000 under-privileged children

Context Mumbai Municipal Corporation provides free education to more than 300000 under-privileged children (mostly from slum areas). In the last decade, health and fitness issues have not been improving, for many children. Also, there is a growing increase in social and mental issues, which impact on wellbeing, especially post covid. Providing appropriate physical education that looks to develop each child … Read More

Physical Literacy Across the World

In October 2021, the IPLA held a 24 hour virtual conference entitled Physical Literacy Across the World. The event featured live streamed content across each of six time zones, beginning with Australasia and ending in West Coast USA over a single 24 hour period. In all, we were treated to 84 presentations and panel discussions from practitioners, researchers and enthusiasts … Read More

July’s Research Café- Lisa Barnett and Emiliano Mazzoli

In late July the IPLA Research Café welcomed Professor Lisa Barnett and Dr Emiliano Mazzoli from Deakin University, Australia, and attendees from around the world. The recording is now available for IPLA members. Professor Lisa Barnett is a senior member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Her internationally leading work focuses on developing ways … Read More

July’s Research Café

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Lisa Barnett and Dr Emiliano Mazzoli, both from Deakin University, will be joining us to discuss the PL-C Quest. Following the Australian Physical Literacy Framework, The PL-C Quest assesses children’s self-perceived physical literacy. The measurement properties of this tool were reported in this recent paper. As always, the Research Café will be 30 minutes. To … Read More