Following the promise of a sporting legacy after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the Sport and Recreation Alliance researched whether the UK was on its way to becoming a world-class sporting nation. A survey of volunteers and employees of sports clubs across the country was carried out, receiving 475 responses across 37 sports, which were then weighted to represent the 150,000 sports clubs in the UK. Key findings include:

- Lack of funding is preventing 59% of clubs from growing their membership;

- Increased running costs are holding back growth by 54%;

- 51% can't grow membership because of a lack of affordable venues/facilities;

- 42% have seen an increase in membership since the 2012 Olympics, but 26% are struggling to meeet demand;

- 89% report no change in disabled membership;

- 78% have noticed no change in volunteer numbers. 

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Geographic Coverage England