This unit examines the ways in which sport organisations may partner and collaborate with other organisations to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. These partnerships and collaborative arrangements will range from commercial agreements to partnerships with non-profit community-based organisations. Attention will be given to the different forms these arrangements may take, and the specific outputs arising from these arrangements. Students will be expected to contribute to case study discussion and provide examples of innovative arrangements for specific sport associations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critique theories of sport stakeholder synergies for developing sport partnerships;  
  2. Analyse sport partnership developments through the appraisal of sport partnership case studies;  
  3. Critically review sport partnership theory as applied to sport partnership developments; and,  
  4. Evaluate the distinction between business agreements, community / business agreements and community agreements.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Web-based discussions 30%
Case Study Sport community partnership 30%
Report Case study report 40%

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