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Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Good Governance in Sport Report Cited in House of Lords Debate On The Future Governance of UK Sport

Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Good Governance in Sport Report Cited in House of Lords Debate On The Future Governance of UK Sport

Research by the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre has been cited in a debate in the House of Lords

On Thursday 11th November, Lord Moynihan, Chair of the British Olympic Association, initiated a debate on the sport sector and a number of key issues were raised. Underpinning the discussions was an acknowledgement of the need for good governance in sport. It was recognised that while the private sector and the wider not-for-profit sector have addressed the issue of governance in recent years, it is still a challenge for many sports.

The 2010 report by Dr Geoff Walters, Dr Linda Trenberth, Sean Hamil and Richard Tacon of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Good Governance in Sport – the study drew on an extensive survey of governance practice in UK sport governing bodies – set out current standards of governance in national governing bodies of sports’ and made best practice recommendations. In the House of Lords debate it was referred to by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch as “a great starting point for governing bodies struggling to raise their game”.

This research survey is being repeated this year and members of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre are working with the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) and other sport bodies to move the governance debate forward.

Download a copy of the 2010 NGB report here

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