Situation of sports clubs in Catalonia (2009-2015)

Situation of sports clubs in Catalonia (2009-2015)

The comparison made by the reissue of the 2009 study is key to identify new trends and changes that have occurred in the Catalan sports association world in recent years, placing it in the new context. 

In order to compare the results obtained previously on the Catalan sports clubs, the reissue of the 2009 study was developed in order to identify the evolution of these had experienced and analyzed the major changes in its structure and functionality. Through fieldwork, data of the clubs, which later were treated with the SPSS statistical software, were obtained.

One of the most important elements of the study were the changes identified following the promotion of regulations by the General Treasury of the Social Security and the Tax Agency, which regularized the situation of individuals working in sports clubs. The larger clubs began a process of regularization of the employment status of affected individuals with labour contracts, and smaller, with lower incomes, had to proceed to such adjustment, through volunteer recruitment.

From this study, we could know the differences experienced in the period 2009-2015, in which socio-economic changes that influenced the structure of a large number of Catalan clubs occurred. However, it notes that this associative fabric has maintained its role and essence within the Catalan local sports system.

This process and the reissue of a study, gives the possibility to analyze the same group at different times, and witnessing its evolution and identifying the changes they experienced.