Community engagement through elite sport

STONE, Chris (2018). Community engagement through elite sport. In: WILSON, Robert and PLATTS, Chris, (eds.) Managing and Developing Community Sport. London, Taylor and Francis, 93-108.

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In the 1980s, problems surrounding one of Britain's most popular elite sports alongside changes in society more widely encouraged the development of a more instrumental engagement between football clubs and particular communities. One way in which this was attempted was through Football in the Community (FitC) schemes. Since then, community football departments, which often operate as independent not-for-profit organisations but remain linked to their professional clubs, have become important parts of local service delivery. This chapter takes a critical look at these organisations to help shed light on the strengths and weaknesses they bring to community sport and physical activity

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sport Industry Research Centre
Page Range: 93-108
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:15

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