Increasing sports participation in Scotland: are voluntary sports clubs the answer?

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    Abstract

    Book abstract: Volunteers are central to providing opportunities to play sport, whether helping to run sports clubs, helping in school sport or at sports events.
    This volume focuses on the volunteers who support clubs. Approximately 150,000 sports clubs in the UK are supported by volunteers in roles such as coaches, treasurers, membership secretaries and other formal roles, as well as a myriad of other volunteers who help on a more informal basis. This structure of clubs run by volunteers is common to other countries; such as Germany, Canada, Finland and Australia. It is a valuable community resource; not only for the opportunities it provides for sports participation but also the more general contribution to the quality of communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVolunteers in Sport: International Perspectives
    EditorsGeoff Nichols
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • sports clubs
    • volunteering
    • Scotland

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