Broughto’s Blog
Aug 26

Developing Nations

In Wladmir Andreff’s book on sport in developing countries, he quotes a statement painted in Spanish on the wall of the Mexico stadium during the Soccer World Cup in 1986. “No queremos goles, queremos frijoles” meaning “We do not want goals, we want beans”.
Players & Officials from small nations can only dream of developing rugby league because investment in health & infrastructure must be prioritized. This means there is a smaller amount of investment in sport & expansion of competition structures will affect the opportunity for youths to play and be recognised.

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