A case study of Evolution Sports & Health Academy (ESHA)

Demuro, Richard (2017) A case study of Evolution Sports & Health Academy (ESHA). Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to explore the influences Evolution Sports and Health Academy (ESHA), a grassroots community football, has on their players, coaches, associates and non-UK citizens. Western societies have grown increasingly engaged in community sport organisations due to the notion that sport can be used as a tool to enhance development within communities through their accumulation of social, economic and cultural capital. Sociology aids this study to understand how social worlds are formed and changed in society, and their influence towards groups and individuals. This case study is guided by Pierre Bourdieu’s critical social theory focussing on his concepts on capital, field and habitus. The data collection method for this study entailed six face-to-face semi-structured interviews with associates of ESHA, which were recorded on a Dictaphone, transcribed and evaluated through a thematic analysis. The themes within the data collected was that ESHA assisted the physical and social development of players whilst breaking down barriers between cultures and social classes. Associates of ESHA also expressed their frustration with the lack of stable funding and the indistinct foundations of the organisation. This case study offers an in depth understanding in how a community sport project is governed and the impacts it has on all affiliated with it.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons)Sport Development and Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport Development and Management
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 14:42
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3058

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