In the present chapter a status quaestionis of club-organised sport in Flanders/Belgium is presented. More precisely, the most recent and relevant data will be discussed. First, we describe the historical and societal context of sport clubs in Flanders/Belgium. Second, attention is given to the role and the position of sport clubs. Time-trend and cross-sectional data are used to give more insight on this. Third, the main features of sport clubs are presented. Here, we successively focus on the sport clubs’ structural characteristics, their sport provision, their members, their volunteers, their financial situation and the role that sport clubs see for themselves. The fourth section deals with a specific topic, in this way that we provide some data with regard to the question whether sport clubs can be considered as health promoters.
|Title of host publication||Sport clubs in Europe |
|Subtitle of host publication||a cross-national comparative perspective|
|Editors||C. Breuer, R. Hoekman, S. Nagel, H. van der Werff|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2015|
|Name||Sports Economics, Management and Policy|