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Sports Clubs: their economic and social impact

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Following research that has been undertaken for CCPR by the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University into:

  • Financial Capital and turnover of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), and
  • Social, Intellectual & Technical Capital inherent in NGBs (and their regional and county
    components) and other National Sports Organisations (NSOs)

The CCPR requested that some follow-up work be done to investigate the contribution made by sports clubs to the economic and social benefit provided by sport to the wider community.

Two research questionnaires were formulated in collaboration with Sport Leeds, the Community Sports Network for the Unitary authority of the City of Leeds. The questionnaires were distributed as follows:

  • A questionnaire was sent (in November/December 2005) to a key voluntary administrator in each of the 850 voluntary sports clubs and every sports league or association (approx 50) operating within Leeds. This questionnaire sought to ascertain the contribution and viewpoint of that individual on a wide range of issues related to the organisation of voluntary sports clubs.
  • A few weeks later (in January 2006), a questionnaire was sent to every sports club in Leeds (approx 850). This questionnaire sought information regarding the annual expenditure of the club, including a breakdown of that expenditure into certain key headings, together with an estimate of the expenditure incurred by a typical club member in the course of a year to take part in their sport (including, but not limited to, the membership or match fees that they
    pay to the club).



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Editor's comments - [  This is an analysis of the economic and social impact of voluntary sports clubs in England, the benefits provided by volunteers working within those clubs and the key factors impacting on them, by the Carnegie [Leeds Met] research institute  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Welch, M. Long, J. (2007). Sports Clubs: their economic and social impact. London: CCPR


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