Sports Governance Principles and Resources

Sports Governance Principles and Resources       
Prepared by  Prepared by: Chris Hume and Christine May, Senior Research Consultants, Clearinghouse for Sport, Sport Australia
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Dr Denis Mowbray, Director, Gryphon Management Consultants (November 2017) and Mark McAllion, former CEO, Vicsport (December 2016)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 18 April 2019
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Good governance is widely acknowledged as being an attribute of successful organisations with proven track records of sustaining and delivering high quality outcomes.

While good governance does not guarantee success, its absence almost certainly guarantees failure. Mr John Wylie AM; Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Canberra, 19 March, 2013


Key Messages 


Effective governance structures and practices are essential for the success of a sporting organisation.


Individuals need to ensure they understand the roles and responsibilities of the position they hold.


Sports receiving Australian Government funding may be required to meet mandatory governance standards.

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