I take pictures at all my clubs games which are used in two local papers and the clubs match programme, I have also given them to anyone who has asked on many occasions. Out of a bit of respect for the paper I do not upload my pictures until after the edition they are in is published but I upload them all. I have also taken countless pictures at various event and finals for friends and such, for example myself and another from this forum went to two separate cup finals for juvenile football, between us we passed on copies of possibly 500 pictures between the two events that were passed on to the families of the two cup winning sides. The alternative was for the parents to pay £10 a picture of their kid winning the Scottish Cup, TEN POUNDS! The reason I also upload my pictures is because if anyone sees one in the paper and wants to purchase a copy the paper charges roughly £12 of which I get a grand total of nothing.
I totally understand regards doing someone out of a job but in my experience the only press coverage the majority of juniors clubs get is in the local press and due to falling sales and cut backs they don't send a photographer to a game or if they do they are in and out in ten minutes and away to another game.
Basically if I didn't send pictures into the paper there wouldn't be any pictures and as a supporter of my club I want them to get as much publicity as possible.
I must add that I don't and have never been paid for pictures, as is the case with most who do the same, and although I don't have any income at all at the moment I would never dream of asking.