The performance of local authority sports halls and swimming pools in England

ROBINSON, Leigh and TAYLOR, Peter (2003). The performance of local authority sports halls and swimming pools in England. Managing Leisure, 8 (1), 1-16.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360671032000075207
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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the results of a project from Sport England, which establishes performance indicators and national benchmarks for performance by local authority sports halls and swimming pools in England. These results act as a stark contrast to the limited representation of sports centres' performance in the UK government's main policy for local government "Best Value'. The project uses an array of performance dimensions, covering access to centres by different user groups, the extent of utilization of facilities and financial performance. The results are structured by three "families' of centres representing major influences on performance: type of centre; location of centre and size of centre. They demonstrate the validity and value of an extensive measurement of performance, even for such a specific service as sports centres.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sport Industry Research Centre
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/1360671032000075207
    Page Range: 1-16
    Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 11:51
    Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 13:56
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7881

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