How social factors shaped sport in 20th century Britain (Transport …
How social factors shaped sport in 20th century Britain
In the 20th century there was three classes. These classes consisted of the lower class, middle class and the upper class.
The lower class consisted of mainly poor factory workers. The people in this category barely had any time to participate in sports as they don’t have enough time or money.
The middle class were mainly managers, and some shop owners. This category had some time in partake in sport, and the also had some more money so they could buy equipment.
The upper class consisted of members who have important jobs like lawyer and doctors. These people had a lot of time for sport as they didn't have to work as much. They were also able to afford the best equipment for themselves and some could afford their own facilities like tennis courts.
Public and private more available to everyone
Increase in travel to participate and spectate sport
Sport more accessible for people all over Britain
Football, Rugby, Cricket and Boxing attracted big crowds as well as the 1948 olympics on London
International competitions were now a chance for the host city and country to make money
La w and order
Public schools were the first bodies to give sport rules.
National sports were developed, rules were written and governing bodies were set up.
One of the major things in terms of law and order for sport was that new organisation were being set up so that they can maintain rules around the world. And example of this is when FIFA was founded in the early part of the 20th century.
In the 1950s the modern school bus was invented. This meant they they were then able to travel to others school to play them at sport.
It was introduced into schools that they would now start to have some sort of sport or physical activity in their schools curriculum.
Education is not only to do with communication academic information but involves the whole of the person: academic ability, spiritual, physical and vocational needs.
Pub was centre of sports for working class men
Participation of women in physical recreational activities had fallen drastically in 1900 particularly among working class
Working class men and women had less time for sport
Upper and middle class men and women had more time for sport
Men could be professionals in team sports such as rugby, football and cricket
Time and Money
Increase in leisure time and money
Towns offered opportunities in many sports like water polo in public baths, pigeon races and quoits in fields behind pubs
Darts, dominoes and billiards became common in pubs and clubs
Lots of land was available and heavily used