Governance, Roles and Regulations in Sports Clubs

Achieving Good Corporate Governance

Use these checklists below to help you identify the corporate governance practices that apply to your club or association. Customise these checklists for your club.

The checklist document is divided into three sections:

  • Introduction to corporate governance and boards
  • Establishing a system of corporate governance and
  • Reviewing the corporate governance system
Source: NSW Office of Sport
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Who Does What? Board and Staff Relationships

This article gives a rundown on roles and relationships within community not-for-profits. It discusses the relationship between the board and staff, processes and procedures and management roles and boundaries.

Source: Our Community

 

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Sports Governance Principles

The purpose of these guidelines is to:
  • Assist members of boards, chief executive officers and managers of sporting organizations to develop, implement and maintain a robust system of governance that fits the particular circumstances of their sport
  • Provide the mechanisms for an entity to establish and maintain an ethical culture through a committed self-regulatory approach
  • Provide members and stakeholders with benchmarks against which to gauge the entity’s performance
Source: Ausport
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Club Committee Management

The purpose of this module is to: 1) introduce the responsibilities, roles, structures and processes of committees; 2) highlight the attributes of effective committees and committee members; 3) emphasize the importance of committee accountability and evaluation, and 4) introduce issues related to paid and unpaid staff relationships.

Source: Ausport

 

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Boards and committees

An overview of the role, composition, legal responsibilities and ethics of a board.

Source: NSW Office of Sport
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Committee Management

Community organisations elect a committee to provide general oversight of club operations. Committee members are elected to make decisions on behalf of the membership. It is important, however, to include the members in developing the strategic direction of the organisation. This fact sheet provides some broad advice on how a good committee creates a strong and healthy club.

Source: Gladstone Council
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