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The Provision of Sport. Sport in the UK is structured in the three following ways; The Voluntary sector, the Public Sector and the Private sector.

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The Provision of Sport in the UK today. In modern times sport is a global phenomenon. Everyone can have some form of access to it and sport provides many with jobs and also provides jobs and hobbies for people worldwide. In Britain today the scale of the sports industry is massive. Everyone can have some impact on it at some level whether this is playing for a local team, paying to go and watch your favourite club or even by simply watching sports at home. According to the following source (http://www.prospects.ac.uk/industries_sport_leisure_overview.htm) the sports industry provides 621,000 people with jobs at the moment and these jobs range from coaching and physiotherapists to teachers and the media. The sports industry employs 2% of all UK workers. In the UK, sport generates �12000 million a year; 2% of the National Economy. ...read more.


Examples of these agencies include the Department of Culture Media and Sport and the Sports Council for Wales. One example of how the Department of Culture Media and Sport helps is by offering the public free swimming sessions as well as advice on where they can go to swim for free. The Sports Council for Wales do similar things in Wales and arranges a wide range of activities to people in order to get people more interested in sport and boost participation numbers. The private sector is run for profit and the government has no real control over it. This sector in sport is the sector involving commercial companies who pump money into their chosen sport in order to make a profit. This sector is usually involved with professional and elite performers at the top end of sport as the main concern here is performance and profit over participation examples of brands in the private sector are Nike, Adidas, Powerade and Kooga. ...read more.


The next level is performance which its provision is for selected participants who are regarded as talented performers, the aim is to improve their skills, their knowledge if sport and to identify performers who can gain representative honours, there are various county schemes for this, for example where I live there are regularly district rugby trials annually. The final level of the sports development continuum is excellence; its provision is for future and current performers in which its aim is to prepare performers for championship and international competition, to support top athletes for example funding may be needed for training and also to support the athletes with great potential, UK Sport's scheme for this is the World Class Programme. After thoroughly researching the provision of sport in the UK today I have come to the conclusion that it is constantly increasing every day, and that the sports development continuum allows us a nation to really achieve our potential. ...read more.

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