Victoria University has produced three studies that focused on financial vulnerability of sports clubs.
All links go the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.
Cost of the game
The Cost of a Game (2012) focused on rugby.
Financing sports organisations in New Zealand: the impact of governors' choices
This 2008 study took a broader view of financial issues six sports (golf, squash, hockey, rugby, cricket and netball).
Cash, sinkholes and sources
Cash, sinkholes and sources (2010) looked in detail at golf (full report, summary report) and football (full report and summary report).
Below: Dr Carolyn Cordery discusses the Cash, Sinkholes and Sources report. Video courtesy of Victoria University.