| Commentary

7.5 Advancement of amateur sport

| Commentary

7.5 Advancement of amateur sport

Following the nineteenth century decision of Re Nottage1, the promotion of sport was not itself regarded as a charitable purpose and sporting activities might be charitable only if they could be brought within another charitable purpose. Sport in the context of formal education2 or for the benefit of the health of the participants, or which develops some mental skill3 was regarded as charitable on those grounds. The advancement of amateur sport is now a type of charitable purpose in its own right and is not dependent on showing that it forms part of formal education.

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