Teenage kicks: how sport is repairing the damage of sectarian conflict

Kickboxing is playing a big part in tackling crime and healing community divisions in Derry/Londonderry, as post-conflict tensions continue to damage young people's lives in the city.Read more

Tanayah Sam - the ex-gang member vital to the NASDC's success

Tanayah Sam is living proof that the destructive cycle of re-offending can be broken. His harrowing but uplifting life experience is highly valued around the table at the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime.Read more

NASDC on shortlist for prestigious Beyond Sport award

We are incredibly proud to reveal that the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime has been shortlisted for the 'Best Partnership or Collaboration' award at this year's Beyond Sport Global Awards in New York.Read more

Blog: How 'PAGs' are making a real difference

In the first of a series of regular blogs, NASDC Chair James Mapstone outlines how 'PAGs' form the foundation of the Alliance's work in using the power of sport to tackle crime and rehabilitate offenders.Read more

2nd Chance Group praised by Strategic Lead at Comic Relief

Sue Wicks, Comic Relief's Strategic Lead on Sport for Change, has lauded the way 2nd Chance Group records and evidences its impact as an example for the entire Sport for Development sector.Read more

Breaking the re-offending cycle – the 'big and scary' way

Ultramarathon runner Andy Mouncey is taking his brand of physical and mental training into prisons in a pioneering rehabilitation project for offenders and their families. He explains how the NASDC Theory of Change has helped him prepare for his latest big challenge.Read more

Coachmakers was Jake’s “turning point”

Jake Flannigan admits he was "clueless" about his future, but he's now studying to be a personal trainer and delivering PE and sport sessions at a local primary school. He admits: "If it wasn't for Coachmakers, I really don't know where I'd be right now."Read more

How the Theory of Change helped us maximise our impact

The NASDC team has been visiting sport organisations across the UK helping them use the 'Theory of Change' to maximise their impact on reducing crime and rehabilitating offenders. But how could we advise others on how to use it if we hadn't 'walked the walk' ourselves?Read more