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Covid-19: Reflections on threat and uncertainty for the future of elite women’s football in England.

Clarkson, B.G., Culvin, A., Pope, S. and Parry, K. D., 2020. Covid-19: Reflections on threat and uncertainty for the future of elite women’s football in England. Managing Sport and Leisure. (In Press)

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Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23750...

DOI: 10.1080/23750472.2020.1766377

Abstract

This commentary offers an analysis of the implications of Covid-19 on the future of elite women’s football, with the intention of reflecting on and illuminating the threat and uncertainty facing the game. Topics covered include (1) organisational and economic repercussions; (2) consequences for player contracts, migration and investment; and (3) player wellbeing. These significant challenges require swift and decisive action in order to mitigate their potential effects. Recommendations are made for governing bodies, parent clubs and practitioners, in addition to possible future research directions for academics. We reflect upon what can be done during and post-pandemic to continue the momentum and growth of women’s football in England, highlighting the need for football clubs to learn from previous crises by embracing innovation and entrepreneurship.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2375-0472
Uncontrolled Keywords:Coronavirus; Covid-19; Sport; Women's football; Elite football; Wellbeing
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:34127
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Jun 2020 12:39
Last Modified:11 Jun 2020 12:39

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