Local development of rational recreation

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Local development of rational recreation

  • Increased time -> shorter working hours/Saturday half day/Wednesday early closing/Bank Holidays
  • More money -> increased wages/access to professional sport
  • Factory owners established clubs/facilities
  • Churches established clubs/facilities 
  • Better communication links/trains easier to visit areas/matches/events
  • New towns developed eg seaside resorts/ countryside
  • New sports developed/rational sports/structured sport/codified
  • NGB established -> formation of leagues and cup competitions
  • Social class changes -> more working class allowed access to previously restricted competition/Middle class encouraged working class sport
  • Increased opportunity for spectatorism
  • Increased media coverage/newspapers led to greater knowledge and awareness
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