Additional Governance Resources

This section contains additional governance resources; including reports, guidance on board behaviours and a comparative assessment of the governance codes applicable to the sport and recreation sector.


Legal forms of sports organisations in the UK

Sports organisations can be set up as an incorporated body with limited liability for members, an unincorporated association or a charity. This document provides a brief overview of different legal structures and the advantages and limitations that each option presents.


Board Behaviours

This document gives a brief introductory overview of effective board behaviours that you can begin implementing in your organisation, summarised under four headings.


Comparative Codes

UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Scotland and Sport Wales have adopted their own governance codes or frameworks for organisations within their jurisdiction. A summary of these is given below.


Reports and Publications 

The following reports and publications have been provided to help keep organisations up to date with the sector climate, and should be used as a guide for organisations of any size and type. 


Policy & Document Checklist

The Policy and Documents Checklist is not an exhaustive list, but will give you an indication of the most important policies your organisation should have in place. You can find a range of templates and guidance related to these policies within the Implementing the Principles section of our website.


Sample Articles for an NGB and Guidance Notes by Farrer & Co_0

The Sample Articles are intended to provide a starting point for NGBs wishing to amend their own Articles to achieve Companies Act 2006 compliance. The Guidance Notes provide an explanation of the principal provisions which appear in the Sample Articles.