The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on the 1st that it would designate 69 sports clubs as designated sports clubs under the ‘Sports Club Act’.
Designated sports clubs carry out projects for the public interest, such as fostering professional athletes for each event, and may receive reductions or exemptions from fees for using public sports facilities according to local government ordinances.
Among the 107 sports clubs that applied, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected 69 sports clubs after comprehensively examining whether they were suitable for public interest projects, human resources, programs, a foundation for community cooperation, and stable financial status.
This designation is valid for three years, and designated sports clubs can apply for program operation support projects that are scheduled to be open to public by each provincial and provincial sports club.
63 out of 69 designated sports clubs are public sports clubs that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Association have supported through public sports club development projects since 2013.
In addition, there are 6 private sports clubs such as the PIC Skate Club, the social cooperative Plan B Sports, the Jeonbuk Football Academy, the Hamseong Sports Club, the social cooperative Dream Hub Gunsan FS, and the Geoje Junior FC social cooperative. has been selected
In addition, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to implement a pilot project to support the operation of sports programs for the public interest of designated sports clubs through the Korea Sports Association and the provincial and provincial sports associations from October.
The sports program consists of five types: school and school sports department-linked type, sports vulnerable group support type, regional special type, basic and unpopular sports development type, and other types.
Provincial and provincial sports associations set the content and ratio of detailed programs according to regional conditions and provide them to local residents through designated sports clubs in the region.
The policy manager of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “Designated sports clubs are expected to serve as a key regional base for the ‘realization of sports for all and comprehensive sports welfare’, which is a national task. We will do our best to create an environment where anyone can enjoy sports at a sports club close to where they live.”
(Seoul = News 1)