Playing through Pain: Children and Young People's Experiences of Physical Aggression and Violence in Sport

  title={Playing through Pain: Children and Young People's Experiences of Physical Aggression and Violence in Sport},
  author={Anne Stafford and Kate Alexander and Deborah A. Fry},
  journal={Child Abuse Review},
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