Sports clubs do not share a common legal or organisational structure. Traditionally, sports clubs have taken the form of unincorporated associations1, established by groups of individuals coming together to carry out a mutual purpose. Unincorporated associations are the simplest form of club structure; however they do not have a separate legal personality distinct from the individuals comprising their membership. The increased commercialisation of sport and the onus placed on sport to become more accountable has encouraged many sports clubs to adopt a limited liability structure. Sports clubs now take a variety of forms including: (1) private companies limited by
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