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Sport in the UK

Sport in the UK

March 2010 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
This is a comprehensive introduction for HE students to the provision, organisation, and governance of sport in the UK. Supported by case study material, it introduces the reader to key government policies, and to the ways in which public, private and voluntary sectors provide sporting opportunities. The book focuses on issues of participation, employment, media coverage and commercialisation, and critically examines them in light of the key themes of equality and diversity. Pedagogical features – learning outcomes and learning activities – help students develop an active approach to the study of sport in the UK.

Part 1 – The strategic direction of UK Sport
Shaping the vision for sport and physical activity in the UK: the role of central government
National sports organisations and their priorities
Part 2 – Bringing the vision to life
School sport
Community Sport
Elite sport
A review of the UK sporting landscape
London 2012: issues and controversies
Part 3 - The commercial sector
Sports sponsorship
The commercial sector and sports participation
Professional sports leagues: the case of English league football
The sports broadcast market
Part 4 – The sports labour market
The sports labour market
The sports labour market: the voluntary sector
The professional athletes' labour market

"It matches almost exactly with the indicative content of the module and will be an invaluable resource to students and staff." Head of Sport and Leisure, University Plymouth St Mark and St John.

The book gives the reader an insight to Sport within the UK. The book outlines key topics that the students need to understand.

Mrs Jaime Guinan
School of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
January 3, 2016

A great supplemental resource for the delivery of event management and the overview of the industry in the UK

Miss Gemma Hallett
AACTS, Ystrad Mynach College
June 24, 2014

This book has been adopted as the essential text for the Sport in the UK module. The indicative content is addressed throughout the module making this an extremely valuable source of information/point of reference for students.

Mr Chris Cattell
Institute of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
October 7, 2013

A detailed introduction to sport in the UK and a key text for level 4 students. However the school sport section is now a little out of date.

Miss Lisa Binney
Faculty of Sport Business & Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
May 16, 2013

Adopted by another member of the department already. Used for level 4 UG students

Miss Track Dinning
Sport, Dance and Outdoor Education, Liverpool John Moores University
April 4, 2013

Sport in the UK covers an interesting range of issues. Some good examples are included to help further understanding. A good resource for sports development type modules

Mr Nathan Price
Sport, Stourbridge College
March 27, 2013

The book contains some relevant content that would be useful for the students to use for their assignments. Therefore, the book will be listed on their recommended reading list for modules

Mrs Gill Renfree
School of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
March 15, 2013

Covers a broad range of topics of sport within the UK, highlighting a varied range of sports. This book can be used within Sports Development or a business module, very versatile.

Mrs Jaime Guinan
School of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
February 21, 2013

Sport in the UK offers interesting examples of a range of relevant issues which have impacted on the current provision for sport in the UK.

Dr Andrew Balsdon
Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 10, 2012

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