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dc.contributor.authorCuskelly, Graham
dc.contributor.authorFilo, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorWicker, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T04:56:15Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T04:56:15Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/87872
dc.description.abstractThere are approximately 30,000 community sport clubs (CSCs) in Australia with close connections to their local communities and staffed almost exclusively by volunteers. CSCs are not only important providers of opportunities for organised sport and physical activity, they also produce positive externalities such as social cohesion, sense of community, identity, inclusion of diverse population groups, and applied democracy. Recently, many of the estimated 6,000 CSCs in Queensland have been seriously affected by natural disasters in terms of damaged or destroyed infrastructure and were consequently constrained in their capacity to deliver sport participation opportunities to their members and local communities. The purpose of this project is to understand the resilience of CSCs in recovering from the impacts of natural disasters (floods and cyclones) in Queensland. Two phases of data collection were conducted to achieve this research purpose. First, an online survey was administered to a sample of CSCs in regions impacted by flooding and cyclones in 2011 (N = 700). The survey obtained a total of 200 respondents. The survey consisted of 20 questions assessing: general club characteristics, organisational resilience of sport clubs, the impact of the natural disasters, and current operations of the club. The results revealed the majority of CSCs were resilient organisations. CSCs that were able to recover most effectively utilised both human resources (i.e., members and volunteers) and financial resources (e.g., government grants). The type of club and the type of sport offered influenced recovery wherein clubs providing motor sport, equestrian and golf were found to have recovered to a lesser extent than clubs providing other sports.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.griffith.edu.au/
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dc.relation.ispartofpageto32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404
dc.titleDeveloping proactive strategies for managing the impacts of natural disasters: The resilience of community sport clubs in Queensland
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionU2 - Reviews/Reports
dc.type.codeD - Reviews/Reports
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gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Griffith University & the Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation (QCSSI). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.
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gro.griffith.authorCuskelly, Graham
gro.griffith.authorFilo, Kevin R.
gro.griffith.authorWicker, Pamela V.


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