Sport engagement in the social media age. Plus an Irish peace dividend
The membership scheme for athletics clubs in England is relatively recent as it was only introduced around 20 years ago (how did the sport survive before this?). My local athletics club has seen its membership cut in half since the pandemic and they are currently wrestling with annual subs renewals, complicated by (another) rise in the England Athletics affiliation fee.
Returning to a role in grass roots rugby, its alarming how much more paperwork is now required that is sucking the life out of volunteers - nice and timely reference to the Good Friday Agreement.