There are 151,000 sports clubs in the UK, which each club having an average of 141 adult members, that's over 21 million people.
On a social scale the average sports club has 33 non-participating members this shows that clubs don't merely offer opportunities to play sport, but act as a social environment within the community.
Overall, participating adult membership levels at the average sports club are 29% higher now than they were three years ago.
Did you know?
We're an independent NGO body responsible for growing and developing the UK sports industry from the grassroots up and getting more people active in a whole different variety of sports across the UK.
We’re working to keep movement, sport, and physical activity central to the lives of everyone through a combination of private and public investment, commercial partner activity, sponsorship and crowdfunding.
We work with and alongside sports associations, sports clubs (small and large), individual sports people from amateurs to professionals, and people in the community from students to retired folk.
As we adapt and rebuild from the huge disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we need to collectively reimagine how we keep movement, sport, and activity central to the lives of everyone. Because if we harness its power, we’ll be able to improve people’s lives in so many ways.
We believe sport and physical activity has a big role to play in improving the physical and mental health of the population, supporting the economy, reconnecting communities, and rebuilding a stronger dynamic fitter society for all.
We seek to tackle the inequalities we’ve long seen in sport and physical activity. Providing opportunities to people and communities that have traditionally been left behind, and helping to remove the barriers to activity, are a priority for us.
Our leadership team in conjunction with our partners and investors set the direction of the organisation. Our Executive Leadership Team, under Chief Executive Brian Stringer are responsible for developing and executing the long term strategic plan and diluting this down into an operable day to day running activity.
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