I believe most Aus RL clubs are financially supported by huge not for profit, multi million dollar turnover members clubs which gives a huge advantage for clubs both financially and accessing their community.
has there ever been the same model used in UK sport? I cant recall any, not even in other sports.
If so, are there any existing models and if not, why did they fail?
Seems to me that these membership clubs are a great example of clubs engaging with their community.