• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Local Leisure Market

Extracts from this document...


Local Leisure Market By Martin Wade Introduction In this report I will be writing a summery of the local leisure market in Sheffield. I will be talking about the seven components which are: * Sport and Physical Recreation * Home Based Leisure * Catering * Countryside Recreation * Outdoor Children's Play * Arts and Entertainment * Visitor Attractions I will then go on to talk about the 'grey areas' within these components. After this I will be explaining about catalyst for change within the local leisure market and then explain the planning process before looking at the different components in more detail. There are many overlaps/grey areas between the seven components. Some examples: Country side recreation overlaps with sport and physical recreation in some cases for instance bike riding falls in to both categories. Another example would be Home based leisure and catering. Does cooking and eating in the home fall in to the catering category. although there are grey areas looking at the city in terms of the seven components does allow us to evaluate local provision. Catalyst for Change What we mean by this are the organisations and bodies that bring change to the city i.e. ...read more.


Sheffield also has a great number of health and Fitness clubs, it is home to the more popular and prestige clubs like Greens and Esporta, but the city is also packed with smaller clubs like Concord Sports Centre and many other smaller clubs. Because Sheffield is home to two professional football teams again this boost there position when it comes to sport and physical recreation. Overall I give Sheffield a mark of 9 out of 10 in this category. Catering: Catering in Sheffield is good apart from if you are looking for somewhere a bit more classy. Sheffield is full of Pizza Hits, Burger Kings, and Mc Donalds, but there are no nice fancy restaurants around for if your wanting to take a chick on a date etc. Overall I would give Sheffield 7 out of 10. Home Based Leisure: The evidence suggests that Sheffield is quite good as far as home based leisure is concerned. The city has lots of block buster video stores and many retail stores that sell the latest video games and all other things that you may need for home entertainment. Examples of other retail stores that support home based leisure are: Hobbycraft, WH Smiths, HMV, Comet, Currys, Dixons. ...read more.


Because Sheffield doesn't have the classy restaurants like some of the other bigger city's this drastically effects its status in this particular area. Home based leisure on the other hand scores highly but again I think this is mainly due to the fact that Sheffield is a big city and as if its not going to sell a lot of home based leisure products i.e. 'Home Base' , after all there are a lot of houses in a big city! We now come to 'arts and entertainment' were the evidence suggests that Sheffield scores highly with quite a few small theatres like the Merlin theatre producing some excellent shows. Sheffield is also home to the Lyceum which is quite a popular and famous theatre showing some of the more famous plays etc. Now on to child's play were has said above scores very well which plenty of parks etc for the kids to explore. I think has Sheffield is known as being a very green city this helps in providing areas for kids parks and play areas to be developed. On now to the last one which is 'country side recreation', I don't think much really needs to be said about this as I think everyone known how near we are to the peak district which is packed with things to do i.e. rambling, walking and many outdoor pursuit activities to be enjoyed. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Contemporary Studies in Physical Education

    Also, disabled cricket currently lacks the structure, finance and other resources to achieve with all potential players. Therefore, a 5-year plan has been formed by the ECB. In this plan it includes: � To increase the number of people with disabilities participating in cricket.

  2. Out of Darkness Comes Light

    The manager was playing four at the back; apparently the defence has always had problems heading the ball clear because they all wear turbans. The goalie, Shamila, was the same age as Tariq, sixteen years old but he weighed eighteen stone.


    There is however a problem with the cost of these leisure facilities. It can cost up to �3 for admission before taking part in any of the activities on offer. Under 14's are not allowed to use the gymnasium equipment and in addition there is an inadequacy of public transport to these leisure centres from all areas of Pontypridd.

  2. Compile a detailed report based on two outdoor adventure activities, one land-based and one ...

    * The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) * The UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA) * The International Windsurfing Association (IWA) * The British Windsurfing Association (BWA) The International Windsurfing Association Our Association promotes the activities of all the World's active International and Recognised Windsurfing Classes.

  1. Athlete diet plan

    Intake (RNI); 316.28g Actual intake; Lunch; 19g+14g+23.2g=56.2g Tea; 68g Snacks; 13.7g Drinks; 20g+20g=40g Total intake; 177.9g Difference between RNI and actual intake; 316.28g-177.9g=-138.38g Below RNI Fibre; RNI; 20 - 35g Actual intake; Lunch; 1g+2g+3.1g=6.1g Tea; 0.9g Snacks; 0.5g Drinks; 0.2g+0.2g= 0.4g Total intake; 7.9g Difference between RNI and actual intake;

  2. Leisure and recreation

    Several former brewers, hoteliers or attractions operators now concentrate exclusively on building health clubs. In professional sport, football is more dominant than ever in terms of live spectating and TV. Development of the leisure and recreation industry Today the leisure industry is dynamic and there are constant changes in the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work