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

Sports In Society

Extracts from this document...


Sports in Society: In this assignment I am going to write a report about the sports industry locally and nationally. I am going to write about two sports: mountaineering and sailing. They are controlled by national governing bodies, which are the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) and the RYA (Royal Yachting Association). I will be writing about the employment, the participation and the financial turnover. Task a) Employment is important to the society today because it creates jobs and careers for the people. It allows people to socialise at work. The sports industry employs a large number of people. They have also been an increase in the number of centres in recent years. To run a big company like the BMC or RYA you need a lot of staff. The RYA has 12 senior managers, 31 executives, officers and coaches and 59 administration staff, bringing the total to 102 members of staff for just one centre. They are a lot more in the whole of the UK because when you look at the annual report the expenditure for staff costs comes up to �2,601,172. This includes staff salaries, social security costs and pension and life insurance costs. I haven't got staff numbers for a centre controlled by the BMC but when I look at the annual report the expenditure for staff costs comes up to �1,063,400. ...read more.


It introduces sport to people at a young age. If P.E is compulsory then it will raise participation. Extra curricular activities are available to help the children develop and participate in their chosen sport more so they gain experience and it also teaches them social skills, like teamwork. And the achievements are recognized. Outward bound is a charitable organization that helps young children get involved with sport. It created the outdoor education movement, which is when more people participated in outdoor sport. Teachers are there to teach you, you look up to them as your role model and they can influence you on the sport you choose. They can teach you the skills and broadens your knowledge. The Lyme Bay tragedy affected the education system, it bought in new rules and legislation to make the activity safer (AALA). Lyme Bay has had a positive and negative impact on outdoor education. In a positive way it has bought new rules and legislations in to make it safer, but on the negative side it has raised worries and made it stricter. For example nowadays if a teacher wants to take a group of pupils kayaking they must be a qualified RYA Level 2 Kayaking instructor and they must also fill in papers like parental consent forms, route cards and risk assessments. ...read more.


For example dance and gymnastics are now part of the national curriculum, also outdoor sports such as kayaking and climbing are considered to be traditional now and children can try them out through school. Although there is pressure from the other subjects to be taught at school P.E has helped developed outdoor sport. Sport has also developed through funding as they are a lot more means of funding nowadays and it is supported by the government. These are a few of the funding providers: Sport England, the National Lottery, the Foundation for Sport and the Arts, Sports Aid, Sports Match and the Youth Sports Trust. Also funding comes from the media and raises it awareness and the government may give grants for the development of a sport which is particularly popular. If the funding is good then it can mean people can participate in sport in good conditions with good facilities and the right equipment. Media is a big developer of sport as it has raises awareness through broadcasting it on TV. People watch TV a lot and if they see a sport that they like it will encourage them to maybe try it out and participate in it. People often hear about new things through TV, Radio, Newspapers and so I think that the Media has played a big part in the development of sport. ?? ?? ?? ?? Elly Bryan Lecturer: Sarah Pearson ...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. Good Practice in the Outdoor Industry

    Procedures put in place and good practice provide a healthy and safe environment to work in. 1. 2. Caring and appropriate leadership is important to ensure participants get enjoyment out of the activity. To avoid psychological/physical damage, good customer care, to create a caring environment in which clients learn and develop.

  2. Social influences on sport participation

    Upper Class This is the type of class you would won't to be associated with, this type of class could quite easily take part I sport. Money: This type of class could quite easily have the money to allow them participation in sport.

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

    * Mountain Rescue Council of England and Wales (MRC) * British Association of European Mountain Leaders (BAEML) * Association of British Climbing Centres (ABC) * .... And many others! The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) 'Our Mission Statement Through a democratic representative structure the BMC will: * Negotiate access improvements and promote cliff and mountain conservation * Promote and advise

  2. Introduction to Sports Psychology

    So these skills and expertise of a clinically trained individual are consequently needed. The role of a sport psychologist with clinical training is less prominent and such skills are less frequently employed in most sporting contexts. The majority of athletes from all sports can benefit from education in the application

  1. Select a Sports Organisation you are familiar with or interested in (from the public, ...

    There are many more sub-divisional structures like the NFC project, exhibiting the Divisionalised Structure of the FA. This type of organisational structure is particularly common in such old and very large institutions, of which the FA provides the perfect example.

  2. Football and tennis - scale of economic importance, funding, mass media, and major trends.

    the World Cup TV Viewing Figures (in billions) You can see from the graph that there has been a dramatic increase in viewing figures from 1986 through to 1998. The whole World watches the World Cup, in 1986, 166 countries watched and in 1998 that figure rose to 200 countries.

  1. The Dangers of Concussions in US Sports

    Medical doctors analyze the results and compare them to a baseline test taken in the beginning of the athlete's season (Yahoo Sports). With the increase of attention to sports related head injuries, doctors are seeing more and more tests and products that claim to identify or prevent head injuries.

  2. Sport in society - media coverage.

    Although it was played by teenagers they also had rules certain rules they followed. As more and more people became familiar with the sport, schools came to the consideration that it was ideal for exercise and health. This was the feather step that football took to become a professional sport.

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