The Principles of Good Governance

The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation is an essential tool for any sport and recreation organisation that aspires to the highest standards of governance and organisational performance.

  • Introduction to The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation

    There are seven guiding principles in The Principles, quite similar to The Voluntary Code of Good Governance, but they have been refreshed and aligned to the sector today and provide a greater level of practical guidance. 

  • Sign up to The Principles

    Learn how you can sign up or reaffirm your commitment to The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation. 

  • Case studies

    The case studies showcase how organisations can use The Principles to work on practical aspects of governance whether it’s leadership development, board changes or appointing directors. The below examples demonstrate how boards can apply elements of the principles and build better and sustainable boards.  

  • Frequently asked questions

    We've prepared responses to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding The Principles.

  • Governance training programme

    The 2017-18 Governance Training and Events Programme has been created to provide individuals from any size and type of organisation with a means to achieving the gold standard of governance. The programme is hosted over a variety of platforms, and draws upon content from both The Principles and good governance themes; its functionality is to upskill and progress the knowledge of its participants, with an aim to generate wider governance discussions. 

  • Download or access online

    You can download The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation or use our online version.