Governing Bodies


Those NGBs which consistently deliver opportunities and success have sound governance and good management.

NGBs should be robust, representative, accountable and inclusive, able to demonstrate leadership and good governance. A 'Modern Sport' is able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • strong accountability to all members, funders and stakeholders;
  • modern and efficient arrangements for governance;
  • appropriate legal structures;
  • appropriate business planning;
  • clear leadership which commands the respect of players;
  • a sport run with energy, enthusiasm and passion;
  • explicit roles and expectations to ensure the optimum contribution from board members, paid staff, volunteers and players;
  • transparent and compliant systems for managing and administering the sport;
  • a commitment to ethical standards and fair play;
  • diverse sources of revenue;
  • partnerships working to deliver national opportunities for sport.

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Self Assurance

Modern Sport



Child Protection