In May and June we carried out a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on community sport. It is estimated that over 16,000 of these local sports clubs are at risk of closure due to financial losses and new costs associated with COVID-19.
Club sport is in crisis
COVID-19 has created a crisis that threatens the existence of thousands of community sport clubs across Australia, and the communities of members, volunteers, coaches, and families that are involved with them. This survey reveals that community sport’s shutdown has damaged the physical and mental health of millions of Australians.
Key findings include:
COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUBS ARE AT A RISK OF CLOSURE
Without financial support, thousands of community sports clubs risk closure. This would have a devastating impact on physical and mental health for millions of Australia’s sports participants and volunteers.
The full report covers the financial impacts on small, and large community clubs, club concerns, and issues clubs face when resuming activities.
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