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#1 statties

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

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.



#2 TheDuke

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

Most of the amateur game is propped up by clubs, we dont have the same income which is mainly due to gambling in Aus



#3 bearman

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

Salford used to have a thriving night club in the 60's that was patronised by the Manchester glitterati George Best etc
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#4 thirteenthman

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:41 PM

Went to see Penrith play Souths when we visited Sydney in 2009, and their leagues club complex is huge - much more than just the club itself. Bars, restaurants, hotels and a golf driving range. We took our son on the mini golf course. After seeing that, it was something of a shock to see the decrepit state that parts of the ground were in.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

Went to see Penrith play Souths when we visited Sydney in 2009, and their leagues club complex is huge - much more than just the club itself. Bars, restaurants, hotels and a golf driving range. We took our son on the mini golf course. After seeing that, it was something of a shock to see the decrepit state that parts of the ground were in.

when i was there in the 90s they also had a lake and man made beach


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#6 marklaspalmas

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:11 PM

I went to St.George's Leagues Club. Awesome.

 

 

 

A bit like the Posh Penguin used to be back in the day.


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#7 Dave T

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:19 PM

Went to see Penrith play Souths when we visited Sydney in 2009, and their leagues club complex is huge - much more than just the club itself. Bars, restaurants, hotels and a golf driving range. We took our son on the mini golf course. After seeing that, it was something of a shock to see the decrepit state that parts of the ground were in.

I loved the Penrith club, tbh I quite liked the stadium too.



#8 christopher

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

The leagues clubs thrive because of Sydneysiders obsession with gambling and 'pokies'. I was a member of the Balmain tigers leagues club before it moved from Rozelle, I think I went twice it was like a modern working men's club, not really for me, but its a great source of revenue that's for sure.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:49 PM

There was a fashion for 'social clubs' in the mid late sixties
Salford was the most successful
Wakefield sold theirs and it became Wakefield theatre club now it's a bowling alley

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#10 thirteenthman

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

when i was there in the 90s they also had a lake and man made beach

 

Yeah, I think they have jet skiing or something like that on a lake.



#11 thirteenthman

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

I loved the Penrith club, tbh I quite liked the stadium too.

 

The two stands were OK, but it looked very shabby at either end.






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