There are 151,000 sports clubs in the UK, which each club having an average of 141 adult members. 

The findings come from the Sports Club Survey 2013 - the largest ever survey of sports clubs in the UK - published by the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA).

Other key findings in the report include the average sports club having 33 non-participating members - evidence that clubs don't merely offer opportunities to play sport, but a social environment for the community to be part of.

Overall, participating adult membership levels at the average sports club are an 21 per cent higher in 2013 than they were in 2011. A total of 3,000 sports clubs across more than 100 different sports took part in the survey, which aims to draw an accurate picture of the state of the UK's grassroots community clubs. 

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