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Sport Management in Australia : An Organisational Overview - David Shilbury

Sport Management in Australia

An Organisational Overview

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Sport is one of Australia's major industries, as well as one of our most popular pastimes. No longer just an amateur activity, from council playing fields to elite competition, sport is highly organised and structured.

Sport Management in Australia provides a comprehensive overview of the organisation of sport in Australia. It outlines trends in participation, the role of government and private organisations, different models of delivering sporting services, and the benefits and drawbacks of increasing commercialisation. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition includes new chapters on managing major sporting events and rapidly growing action and extreme sports.
Drawing on examples and comparisons from countries around the world, and with extended case studies, Sport Management in Australia is the indispensable starting point for anyone embarking on a career in sport management.

About the Authors..Preface..Section 1: Sport in Australia..1 Sport in Australia..2 The Origins and History of Australian Sport..3 Volunteers: The Backbone of Australian Sport..Section 2: Government Systems in Sport..4 Federal Government..5 State and Local Government..Section 3: Corporate Sport..6 Corporate Sport: Tradition or Showbiz?..7 Events: Impacting the Organisation and Structure of Sport..8 The Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movements..Section 4: Sport Development..9 A New Wave of Participation..10 Considering Pathways and Systems for Participant Progression..11 Servicing the Elite: Institutes of Sport..Section 5: Coordinating the Sports System and the Future of Sport..12 Alternate Models of Sport Delivery..13 The Four Pyramids of Australian Sport..References

ISBN: 9781742371207
ISBN-10: 1742371205
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 4