I am wondering at what point will the qualitative evidence of good experiences, happy members and legacy contributions outweigh simple member numbers as a measure of success for Australian sporting organisations at every level.
For as long as I have been involved in sporting organisations (at club, state and national level) there has been pressure from within and from Government to measure the organisation’s worth by virtue of member numbers. In some ways this also reflected the relative worth of the sport itself. And given some recent experiences at club level I so hope that at some stage someone is going to take into consideration other key factors in measuring the value of an organisation’s contribution to their particular sport. Continue reading