Sports and Recreation Sector Governance Code

New Code of Governance for Sports Organisations

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are the latest umbrella body to publish a voluntary code of good governance (pdf 230K). Aimed at the the sport and recreation sector, it is designed for use by national governing bodies of sport, County Sports Partnerships and representative membership organisations.

The Code is designed to enable sport and recreation organisations to aspire to and maintain good governance. It is a tool to help Boards perform their role by outlining seven simple principles in the following areas:

1. Integrity: Acting as guardians of the sport, recreation, activity or area
2. Defining and evaluating the role of the board
3. Delivery of vision, mission and purpose
4. Objectivity: Balanced, inclusive and skilled board
5. Standards, systems and controls
6. Accountability and transparency
7. Understanding and engaging with the sporting landscape

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This site is aimed at those who govern (control) small organisations - whether they are charities, companies, both or neither. Those who govern them may be called a variety of names. We have chosen to use mainly 'management committee' and occasionally 'committee member' or 'trustee'. more...
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