Structure of Australian Sport

Structure of Australian Sport          
Prepared by  Prepared by: Christine May, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Greg Blood, AIS Emeritus Researcher (July 2017)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 4 August 2017
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Introduction

The Australian sport sector has many players and moving parts. It is strongly influenced by other leading service sectors including government, community, education, health, retail, media and entertainment. It can be difficult to see where the sport sector begins and ends—particularly when you consider intersecting themes such as active recreation, fitness and physical activity. However, the structure of sport in Australia can provide some insight into how the sector operates form a national to local community level. 


Key Messages 

1

The system of federalism (that is, the government or political system in Australia), strongly influences how the Australian sport sector is structured.

2

Local sporting clubs—and other non-traditional active recreation providers such as ‘parkrun’—play a pivotal role in making physical activity opportunities accessible to Australian communities.

3

Australian governments at all levels support and invest in the sporting pathway from community grassroots sport to the national elite level.




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