1 | 37 Synthesis associated changes in resources, this dissertation mainly traits the “demand side” of sport participation. The “supply side” is only covered superficially, by investigating the impact of major life events on practising sport in a particular (mostly club) setting, and a bit more in depth by analysing the patterns found in the narratives regarding ways to practise sport. So, I did not directly study the “supply side” of sport participation, but in the epilogue (next section) of this synthesis it is extensively discussed as an important part of my suggestions on how to facilitate and promote sport participation over the life course. However, further scientific work needs to be done to establish which and how sport offerings, concepts and interventions can really, successfully respond to the occurrence of major life events and associated changes in resources that affect sport participation. EPILOGUE In the years writing this dissertation, I had ample opportunities to present my work and reflect and discuss on the findings and its implications with professionals in the field of sport and people related to the topics of my dissertation, like policy makers, sport providers, fellow researchers and teachers, employers, midwives, my students and other (young) adults. The research findings itself, and the reflections and discussions specifically, resulted in great insights in implications for sustained sport participation, and suggestions on how to facilitate and promote sport participation over the life course, in particular during the transition to adulthood. I find this very valuable, since I work for a university of applied sciences and personally believe it is of paramount importance to try to bring social value to the knowledge we gain with scientific research. So, in closing, I want to share some promising insights and suggestions. To facilitate and promote “sports for all” and “lifelong sport participation”, employing a life-course perspective with a resource approach is beneficial for (local) sport policy makers and sport providers. In doing so, major life events can be seen as game changers. The findings presented in this dissertation show that the occurrence of major life events often compromises resources to