Sincere appreciation is expressed to the following organizations and individuals who helped in the compiling of this book. Their advice, guidance and comments proved most beneficial.
Colin Billyard; Peter Bilsborough (University of Stirling); Phil Collier (Sport England); Slava Corn (Canada); Penny Crisfield (formerly National Coaching Foundation); Kees DeKonning (Netherlands); Amanda Killing-back, Edith Henry, Claudia Campisi and Simon Whitmore at E & FN Spon; Jayne Ford (Sport Scotland); Fiona Grossart (University of Edinburgh); John R. Hinton; Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management—Information Centre staff and past staff Nigel Benton and Ian Fleming; Jan Klumer (Juliana Welzijn Fonds); Dr Jozsef Leitner (Hungarian School and University Sports Federation); Anthea McWatt; Ralph Riley (Institute of Sport and Recreation Management); Graham Ross (formerly Scottish Athletics Federation, now Sport England); Sports Council for Wales; Brian Stocks (National Indoor Arena, Birmingham City Council and Manchester 2002); Tony White (Sport Scotland); Ian Whyte (Bell College). Angela Tan and all her students (past and present) in Singapore have also been an encouragement to press on.
To all the typists who listened to lengthy mumbling tapes and helped produce the text—Joyce, Yvonne and in particular Kelly and Donna; and not to mention Maggie who, as ever, helped push, tidy and ensure it all came together.