Jump to content


Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
84 pages, 38 years of history from Open Rugby to the present day.
Click here for the digital edition to read online via smartphone, tablet and desktop devices including iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle HD.
Click here to order a copy for delivery by post. Annual subscriptions also available worldwide.
Find out what's inside Issue 400
/ View a Gallery of all 400 covers / WH Smith Branches stocking Issue 400
Read Jamie Jones-Buchanan's Top 5 RLW Interviews including Marwan Koukash, Lee Briers, Gareth Thomas, Steve Ganson & Matt King OBE


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

UK Sport Funding


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 PC

PC
  • Coach
  • 4,216 posts

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

And here's me thinking 2012 was supposed to leave a legacy.

Yeah, right.

#2 West Country Eagle

West Country Eagle
  • Coach
  • 5,803 posts

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

And here's me thinking 2012 was supposed to leave a legacy.

Yeah, right.


The amount of money was always going to go down - remember that it's linked to performance, hence why cycling and triathlon's funding has gone up.
Bristol Sonics Rugby League
2007 & 2008 West Midlands RLC Champions
2008 RLC Regional Grand Finalists
2008 RLC Team Of The Year
2011 RLC Midlands Premier Champions
www.bristolsonics.com

� Stupid Questions League Winner 2004 �

#3 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 28,855 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

Mass participation sports and/or sports that are genuinely globally popular but still only have 1-2 medals available at the Olympics will always struggle against the UK Sport criteria. Its brilliant for mainly individual sports which not everybody plays, which require technical investment and for which there are multiple medals available.

They also have to be Olympic sports of course - because merely being a world champion doesn't hit UK Sport criteria.

It's a very narrow, tediously technical and joylessly jingoistic approach which means that we give £7m to modern pentathlon because nobody else is likely to match that level of investment so a target of 1-2 medals is achievable.
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#4 WearyRhino

WearyRhino
  • Coach
  • 3,077 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

Mass participation sports and/or sports that are genuinely globally popular but still only have 1-2 medals available at the Olympics will always struggle against the UK Sport criteria. Its brilliant for mainly individual sports which not everybody plays, which require technical investment and for which there are multiple medals available.

They also have to be Olympic sports of course - because merely being a world champion doesn't hit UK Sport criteria.

It's a very narrow, tediously technical and joylessly jingoistic approach which means that we give £7m to modern pentathlon because nobody else is likely to match that level of investment so a target of 1-2 medals is achievable.


In short - the dosh is more likely to go to a sport played at Eton College than any Comprehensive.

Edited by WearyRhino, 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM.

LUNEW.jpg


#5 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,632 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

Spot on - to the extent that that Slough Comprehensive does not exist. In fact, the nickname for Eton is.... Slough Comprehensive!

Anyway, as an anti-elitist I'd have thought you'd be against the whole concept of taxpayer funding of elites.


A total of £276.4 million has been invested in Olympic sports for the Rio cycle, representing a 5% increase in investment from the London cycle. The funded sports are: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing*, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing*, Gymnastics, Hockey (men and women), Judo*, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming*, Synchronised Swimming, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball (women’s beach only)**, Water Polo (women only), Weightlifting

Edited by JohnM, 19 December 2012 - 09:53 AM.


#6 WearyRhino

WearyRhino
  • Coach
  • 3,077 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Anyway, as an anti-elitist I'd have thought you'd be against the whole concept of taxpayer funding of elites.


I am in favour of sport for all.

I am against elites based upon privilege perpetuated by inherited wealth, position and title. Which is then further enhanced by charitable status and the public funding of their sport, cultural and leisure activities to the exclusion of others.

LUNEW.jpg


#7 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,632 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

to the exclusion of others.


who is excluding whom from what?

#8 Bedford Roughyed

Bedford Roughyed
  • Moderator
  • 5,109 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

Boxing gets an increase? Typical toff's looking after their own...
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#9 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 28,855 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

Boxing gets an increase? Typical toff's looking after their own...


Boxing and Taekwondo get increases in defiance of UK Sport's criteria about being well-run. In the former case Britain produces so many amateur boxers that a bit of investment in coaching should see more medals than we generated last time out - plus it fits the criteria of their being lots of medals available so many, many chances for podiuming.
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#10 dhw

dhw
  • Coach
  • 637 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

I am in favour of sport for all.

I am against elites based upon privilege perpetuated by inherited wealth, position and title. Which is then further enhanced by charitable status and the public funding of their sport, cultural and leisure activities to the exclusion of others.


Which of those sports are played exclusively by these outdated imaginary notions of elite groups?

#11 Futtocks

Futtocks
  • Coach
  • 19,770 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Boxing and Taekwondo get increases in defiance of UK Sport's criteria about being well-run. In the former case Britain produces so many amateur boxers that a bit of investment in coaching should see more medals than we generated last time out - plus it fits the criteria of their being lots of medals available so many, many chances for podiuming.


GB sent only 10 or 11 boxers to the 2012 Olympics, and came away with (IIRC) five medals. That's a very good return, and I'd expect more boxers and medals at Rio.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#12 Bedford Roughyed

Bedford Roughyed
  • Moderator
  • 5,109 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

I do have sympathy for sports that have seen cuts, but everyone knew the process. Hockey and others have had to suck it up in years past and they have come back stronger.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#13 Futtocks

Futtocks
  • Coach
  • 19,770 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

Hockey and others have had to suck it up in years past and they have come back stronger.


Gymnastics, for one. And now, in 2012, it has never been stronger in the entire history of the sport.

You have to take the right attitude to such things.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#14 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,632 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

Which of those sports are played exclusively by these outdated imaginary notions of elite groups?


handball? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

#15 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 28,855 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

I do have sympathy for sports that have seen cuts, but everyone knew the process. Hockey and others have had to suck it up in years past and they have come back stronger.


This is a genuine question as I don't know the answer: how hard is it for Great Britain to qualify for the Olympics in hockey? Is it pretty much guaranteed?
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#16 flyingking

flyingking
  • Coach
  • 692 posts

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Generally it is the top three in the Euro Hockey Nations Tournament which is played in every odd numbered year. Given that the four teams contesting the medal games tend to be Germany, Netherlands, England and Spain, that in effect is a 75% chance of automatic qualification. There is then a fallback position of winning a qualifying tournament for one of the remaining Olympics places, which is how England earned their place for Beijing. Their only notable opponents being India who were defeated in the last minute of the key clash in the group, thus setting up a final which England again won. Thus in order for GB NOT to qualify, England would have to play poorly in two tournaments.
www.twitter.com/flyingking2

#17 Johnoco

Johnoco
  • Coach
  • 19,622 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Why did football get more money? Are they a bit short of players and publicity?

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

With music deep inside we'll make world unity our plan

 

7 Seconds -Walk Together, Rock Together


#18 T-Dub

T-Dub
  • Coach
  • 1,987 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Why did football get more money? Are they a bit short of players and publicity?

I suppose pro-rata, footballs £30m isnt much considering the extent of the grassroots footballing structure and number of players they have, but on the other hand any child wanting to play has pretty easy access to a ball and a pitch anywhere in the country. And football is a cheap sport to stage a game

If this funding is for elite then it can surely only be for the centre of excellence they opened recently, or else what will tehy be spending it on?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users