There have been plenty of examples of (especially) committee members who have their heads so deep into the sand that they won't even acknowledge there is a problem, never mind try to do something about it."a club" running smoothly. I was not talking about part of a club, or a clique within a club.
'Part' of the problem is, AGB are so concerned with safety/safeguarding ete etc etc that they've sucked the fun out of the sport at the top level, which filters down easily.
I saw the same issues with the international blowpipe community - esp the damned 'muricans - so when I set up NSBV (Dutch Sports Blowpipe Association) we did things differently - and got accused of having a 'bowling alley mentality' by the afore-mentioned.