Over three-quarters of Clubs (77%) report receiving no direct funding from any governing body, despite most (90%) having to pay affiliation fees or levies, according to the results of a recent survey of Sports Clubs undertaken by the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Inc., in partnership with the Auckland University of Technology.

With nearly two-thirds (62%) of Clubs either “losing money” or “approximately breaking-even”, only one-half of Clubs (53%) reported having a Strategic Plan, (with nearly half of all Clubs (43%) having no financial sponsor), suggesting that balancing the Love of the Game with the financial challenges of maintaining a vibrant community presence is a key focus.

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