Sports governance resources

The new sports governance code requires sports organisations to demonstrate high standards of governance. Whatever your organisation size, we can provide the tools and support to help you to meet these guidelines with guidance, qualifications and training.

Sports Governance Academy

The Sports Governance Academy (SGA) is the Institute’s unique partnership with Sport England to create a governance support hub for the sports and physical activity sector. Our platform is built on:

  • a shared commitment to champion good governance to enable organisations to be successful; and
  • a common goal to develop the skills, experience, resources and networks that people involved in the sport and physical activity sector need to help their organisations be successful.

Access our resources and find out more about the Institute’s sports governance services on the SGA’s website.

New report

Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy

The Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy is the latest in our Future of Governance series which looks at key areas of the economy in turn, addressing the principal issues in the governance environment and reflecting on future directions.

This report addresses the claims to autonomy and self-regulation which sports bodies have traditionally made for themselves and considers how these have been affected by the sector’s growth, its changing role and the various pressures under which its organisations operate. Focusing on the UK and primarily on publicly-funded bodies, it assesses the governance challenges recently faced and looks ahead to some of the issues yet to be tackled.

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Sports Governance Handbook

Sports Governance Handbook

Sports Governance Handbook is a practical and accessible resource which combines important governance theory with the practical application of such in sports organisations. It explains the main principles, explores challenges facing the sector and looks at developing areas from finance and funding to ethics and culture.

Equipping readers with the knowledge and key skills necessary to succeed in roles with governance responsibilities across the sports sector, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in a sport’s governing body, league or club.

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Bespoke Training

We also provide bespoke training at your office at a time that is convenient for you. We always engage closely with our clients to develop training solutions that can result in long-lasting, positive change to the way your organisation works. Find out more details here 

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