Kay, Joyce and Vamplew, Wray (2010) Beyond altruism: British football and charity, 1877–1914. Soccer & Society, 11 (3). pp. 181-197. ISSN 1466-0970
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14660971003619453
Football charity matches and tournaments played a significant part in the development of the sport in Britain, overlapping the era of friendly games and the advent of competitive leagues. The football community prided itself on its contributions to charity, raising more money than any other sport before 1914, and stakeholders within the game – associations, clubs, players and patrons – gained considerable kudos for this perceived altruism. However, this essay will demonstrate that amounts donated, though welcome, were relatively minor sources of revenue for both institutions and individuals, and that the charity match became less important to clubs in a professional, and increasingly commercial, era.
|Subjects:||Historical & philosophical studies > Social history|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing|
|Deposited By:||Wray Vamplew|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2012 10:14|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 15:14|
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