Organisation and structure of football

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Leisure and recreation unit 3 Assignment 3.2 Following on from my first assignment, this is the second part of my investigation on football and tennis. This assignment will be in three parts. First I will look at the organisation and structures of both sports and will include information about the different levels, for example local, regional and national. Second I will look at the funding and commercialisation within football and tennis. To the end of the assignment I will conclude by saying how each sport is affected by the sports industry as a whole. I will also include tables and statistics and will have a bibliography. Organisation and structure of football Current structure of the English football league. The English football league structure is now organised into four leagues, the foremost being the premiership, the lowest being league two. At the end of the season, a few teams in each league are either promoted or relegated depending upon their proximity to the top or bottom of the table. As a further incentive to teams to avoid the comfort zone of mid-table mediocrity, play-offs have been instituted for teams from the championship league and league one and two finishing within four positions of the automatic qualifiers in their respective leagues.

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North West Women's Regional FL: Division 3 (12) 6. North West Women's Regional FL: Division 4 (12) 4. Yorkshire and Humberside WFL: Premier Division (12) 5. Yorkshire and Humberside WFL: Division 1 East (10) 5. Yorkshire and Humberside WFL: Division 1 West (10) 3. Midland Combination (11) 4. West Midlands Regional WFL: Premier Division (12) 5. West Midlands Regional WFL: Division One North (11) 5. West Midlands Regional WFL: Division One Central (12) 5. West Midlands Regional WFL: Division One South (12) 4. (Unison) East Midlands WFL: Premier Division (11) 5. (Unison) East Midlands WFL: Division 1 (10) 6. (Unison) East Midlands WFL: Division 2 (9) 7. (Unison) East Midlands WFL: Division 3 North (12) 7. (Unison) East Midlands WFL: Division 3 South (12) 2. F.A Women's Premier League: Southern Division (13) 3. South West Combination (12) NO LINK 4. Southern Region WFL: Premier Division (11) 5. Southern Region WFL: Division One (10) 4. South West WFL: Premier Division (8) 5. South West WFL: Division 1 North (9) 6. Gloucester County League: Division One (8) 7. Gloucester County League: Division Two (9) 6. Wiltshire County League (9) 6. Somerset County League 5.

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This benefits both him and the company, due to children's hero such as himself wearing adidas products sales rise largely. Many people seem to believe that the true commercialisation of football has only recently begun. However, a century ago players were paid to play and club owners needed a way to raise money for their salaries, so began charging for entry to matches. In 1923, the rules of the FA Cup were printed by the sports equipment and clothing suppliers Lillywhites, which bought the sole rights to publish them. And, from at least the 1930s onwards, it was common to see top football players (Dixie Dean, Stanley Matthews, etc.) advertising and sponsoring products, including cigarettes and men's cosmetics. It is clear, then, that the 'commercialisation' of football really first began long ago in England. Many organisations are providing funding is mainly to influence and help children and young adults become more involved in football. As it is a rapidly growing sport all over the globe and is becoming more and more popular everyday not just with men but women as well. A good funder of football is the national lottery with its award for all programme, providing small clubs with grants to help with their facilities and helping them to improve with new technology and equipment. 2

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