Matthew Overley, Guest Contributor
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Editor, Global Sport Management News
Poverty in certain areas of the European Union (EU) holds part responsibility for poor families having the inability to play sports as youth. In the EU, non-western ethnic people and women are more poverty stricken and less likely to volunteer or participate in sports (Collins & Haudenhuyse, 2015). People with low socioeconomic status are 25 % less likely to be club members, competitors, coaches, or volunteers. Disadvantaged areas have a weaker sporting infrastructure, as well as general lower sport participation rates.