I personal think it is madness to put AT and competitions onto C1 training. These are the very things that keep people coming to the TA, if they didn't have the fun parts then you can kiss goodbye to a good number of junior soldiers who can and will go and find something more appealing of a weekend.
My bold - are they though? They weren't when i joined and i don't think that was the case with the majority of our blokes, then or now. Paid AT and sport was a bonus - the latter of which i admittedly took advantage of. Times have changed now and so has the role of the TA in terms of its contribution to operations.
My bold italics - you don't have to do TA every weekend and certainly if you do, for instance, 1 in 4 weekends, that still leaves you the other 3 weekends to do those more appealing things.
We have to be realistic and acknowledge that our training should be geared towards operations and that is the priority. As has previously been stated, in times of reduced finance/budgets it is the extras that are sacrificed - belts are tightened and slack reduced. All of the AT and sport you want to be paid for could equally be done elsewhere unpaid for and, if you weren't in the TA, you would be funding yourself anyway.