Sport clubs in Belgium

J. Scheerder, H. Vandermeerschen, J. Meganck, J. Seghers, S.B. Vos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport clubs in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationa cross-national comparative perspective
EditorsC. Breuer, R. Hoekman, S. Nagel, H. van der Werff
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-17635-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-17634-5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSports Economics, Management and Policy
ISSN (Electronic)2191-298X


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