Community ownership of sports clubs can help to provide a focus for community building, create new opportunities for volunteering and investment and save money, writes James Mathie and Adam Brown.
Sports clubs come in many shapes and sizes. Some are multimillion pound businesses with state of the art stadia; others operate from reclaimed shipping containers and rely on a weekly raffle to get by. Whatever sport, and at whatever level, each of these clubs has the choice about what it stands for, and how it involves people. But how do we best help those that are owned and controlled by their communities – a model which delivers added value to local areas and can play a growing role in managing community sports assets?
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