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A Code For Sports Governance

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by cfEditor

On 31 October 2016, UK Sport and Sport England jointly published ‘A Code for Sports Governance’ (the “Code”).

The Code will apply from April 2017 to all organisations within the UK to whom UK Sport and Sport England provide grant funding, whether for grass roots or elite sport, regardless of size and sector, including national governing bodies, clubs, charities and local authorities.

The Code comes at a time when sport and its governance is under increasing public scrutiny. According to UK Sport and Sport England, the introduction of the Code will mean that organisations in the UK seeking public funding for sport and physical activity must “meet new gold standards of governance considered to be among the most advanced in the world”.