The Future For Sport Management

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Introduction The future for sport management in Australia appears prosperous. Over the years, Australia has managed to develop an international reputation for sporting excellence through its national team performances and the expansion of its sports systems (Daly, 1991; ASC, 1998; Shilbury & Kellett, 2011). The country has managed to host some of the greatest sporting events, notably the Olympic games, the Rugby World Cup, the Cricket World Cup, with aspirations to bring the Football (soccer) World Cup to Australia in 2018 (ASC, 2011). International sporting events of this scale are capable of generating considerable revenue for its sport industry, as well as the country’s economy (i.e. tourism). The Australian sport industry has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise (ABS, 2013), and the role of sport management has been intensified as a result of this. Australian Sport Systems Government Systems The support of government for sport has been increasing over the last thirty years, and is now on the political agenda of the Australian government (Shilbury & Kellett, 2011). As Australian sport and its industry began to grow and develop further and further, sport programs were introduced in the sport system, notably the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). As a result of this, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) was created in order to coordinate sport on the government’s behalf (Shilbury & Kellett, 2011). Sport Development Sport development is a notion
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