Sports Management and Administration

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Acknowledgements

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.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Table ix
  • Case Studies x
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • About the Author xii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Sport—what It's All About 9
  • 2 - The Sporting Context 23
  • 3 - The Voluntary Sector 47
  • 4 - Sports Development 65
  • 5 - Leadership 76
  • 6 - Working Together 82
  • 7 - People 96
  • 8 - Organizational Management 115
  • 9 - Management in Practice 139
  • 10 - Management Challenges 157
  • 11 - Marketing 166
  • 12 - Event Management 186
  • 13 - Education and Training 211
  • 14 - Personal Skills 228
  • 15 - Into the Future 240
  • Appendix: Useful Sports Contacts and Addresses 244
  • Bibliography 265
  • Index 275
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