Grassroots sport clubs crucial to local communities

Posted: Sun, 26 May 2024 09:00

Grassroots sport clubs crucial to local communities

Results from a survey of a nationally representative panel* conducted by the Sport and Recreation Alliance in partnership with physical activity consumer insight specialist Active Insights has revealed that over two thirds of individuals (68%) believe community sports clubs and groups play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community in their area.

Other key findings include:
• 63% are concerned that their communities would be diminished if local sports clubs and groups were to disappear.
• 64% believe in the value of a diverse offer of activities for the local community.
• 46% acknowledged the importance of local sports clubs and groups in helping them and their families to be physically active.

With 40% of all regularly active adults being a member of a sports club, the new evidence complements the economic and social contribution we know participation in sport and physical activity makes; overall saving the NHS £9.5bn annually and boosting the UK economy by £85bn each year.

*The survey was conducted by Active Insight using their Consumer Insight Panel to provide a nationally representative sample of 500 individuals.

Read more about the insight findings by scrolling to 'More Information' below.

If you run a grassroots sports club or local physical activity sessions in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, it's FREE to promote your club on the Active Together site.

Doing this can help you to:

  • boost your local membership,
  • promote sessions/events,
  • raise awareness
  • receive information on grants and funding for your organisation.

To register your club, organisation, sessions or events, follow the link here.

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