One Club - Euro Style
In Europe we have lots of sports running under the same club. For instance FC Barcelona also has futsal, beach soccer, handball, hockey, basketball and rugby. Could this be applied to an Australian model.
I know AFL would not be interested from the get go because they have almost nothing to gain and everything to lose but surely a merger between smaller codes could work?
For instance we would see Basketball, Soccer, Netball (Maybe), Hockey and possibly others merge to form one club.
Financially they would be run by the same group. Memberships could be sport specific or have discount for multiple sports. There would be a lot more benefits to this system surely.
Teams can still keep there identity, so the 6ers will still be the sixers, its just a different ownership model. So they might become the Adelaide Sports Club 36ers or something a million times better than that.
With the feel of one club, could we raise more passion and support for other clubs. If you knew that the same club your sixers play for was playing for a soccer or rugby championship, would you be more likely to support?
Its just a thought