5 | 163 Career, family, and sport participation: a simultaneous exhibition? primary school, changing work conditions, retirement, divorce, widowhood) as well. Additionally, with this narrative approach we gathered stories of lived experiences showing that changes in resources play a decisive role in the mechanism via which major life events affect sport participation. To further expand and generalise our knowledge regarding this mechanism, it would be beneficial to employ quantitative research methods in future research, preferably with longitudinal data, to investigate changes in resources due to the occurrence of major life events and how this is affecting sport participation. Besides, investigating which and how interventions can successfully respond to the changes in resources that affect sport participation could be topics for future research, to stimulate sustaining sport participation over the life course. Practical implications for promoting sustained sport participation. The findings presented in the results section and discussed above show that, in most cases, becoming a student, professional, partner and parent compromises resources to participate in sport, making it more and more challenging to practise sport during the transition to adulthood. Nevertheless, the results also teach us that experiencing these major life events does not have to result in not practising sport at all, as long as people are willing and see a way to incorporate sport activities in their new life situation. To promote sustained sport participation, this implicates that people’s willingness should be stimulated during the transition to adulthood, while empowering them by taking away constraints and expanding possibilities to practise sport after becoming a student, professional, partner and/or parent. Based on our findings and its implications, we would like to conclude with some recommendations for practise, for example for sport providers and policy makers, on how to stimulate people’s willingness and empower them to (re)start or sustain sport participation during the transition to adulthood. People’s willingness to participate in sport could be increased by providing them with sport concepts that respond to their motivation. As extrinsic motivations become increasingly important during the transition to adulthood, concepts focussing on the instrumental value of sport will likely appeal more to students, professionals, partners and parents, compared to concepts focussing on the intrinsic value. So, attention should be paid to raising awareness for and the actual utilisation of physical, mental and/or social benefits of practising sport.