It is clear that local sports clubs are a vital part of the fabric of community life in Scotland, and bring a range of social and economic benefits to local communities.
This report describes research undertaken between July 2005 and January 2006 to identify and investigate the sustainability issues facing sports clubs. The research has identified a range of issues, and proposes a number of actions to address these. The research also identified a wide range of good practice issues, as well as innovation by clubs, Scottish governing bodies and others.
At a general level, sports clubs may be missing out on a good deal of assistance as they do not identify themselves with the wider voluntary sector. Assistance on a range of issues is available through the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) network, and from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) (as well as Volunteer Development Scotland and a range of other organisations).
Editor's comments - [ Sport 21 is the national strategy for sport in Scotland, first published in 1998 and updated to cover the period from 2003-2007. Sports clubs are considered an important part of this strategy and this report further develops this theme. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cryer (year)
Reference : Reid Howie Associates. (2006). The sustainability of local sports clubs in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive
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