Radio New Zealand – A survey of sports clubs in New Zealand has revealed nearly two-thirds of them are either losing money or breaking even.

Summary

  • A survey of sports clubs in New Zealand has revealed nearly two-thirds of them are either losing money or breaking even.
  • And in the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association’s inaugural national survey of clubs, 22 percent of respondents said their memberships had fallen over the past five years.
  • Chairman of the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Gordon Noble-Campbell said 77 percent of clubs reported receiving no direct funding from any governing body, despite 90 percent having to pay affiliation fees or levies.
  • “Players are being identified at under-16 under-17 level and then being adopted into that kind of Cricket Wellington, Auckland Cricket, Canterbury Cricket system and then that’s where they’re developed, they are no longer being developed through club cricket.
  • He said a lot of people were giving up the game because they didn’t want to play two day cricket which was all that was on offer at top level club cricket.


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