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The Sport and Recreation Alliance has produced research on sports clubs across Europe, looking at participation levels, facilities, finance, social inclusion and volunteering. Key findings include:

- 70% of membership is male, 30% is female

- 25% of sports clubs have no disabled members

- 26% of clubs said none of their members were over 65

- 15% ran targeted initiatives to encourage disabled people, and 11% to encourage over 65s, to join their club

- 41% of sports clubs own a sports facility

- 25% of clubs said sports club availability was a serious problem 

- 18% of clubs had at least one problem which 'threatened its existence'.

The report is useful in providing the sports sector with understanding into current provision and engagement levels.

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Geographic Coverage International