Sign up to The Principles

What do you need to do to sign up to The Principles?

The Principles have been produced by the sector, for the sector; therefore we encourage its use throughout every size and type of sport or recreation organisation. By signing up to The Principles, you are demonstrating a commitment to good governance within your organisation.

To sign up, take the following steps:

  • Discuss the Principles with your board and agree board approval to sign-up to the Principles and begin implementing them in your organisation;
  • Include a commitment to good governance as an objective in your Strategic Plan;
  • Select an individual from your board to be governance lead and take responsibility for leading or coordinating governance improvements in your organisation;
  • Complete The Principles sign-up form and return it to the Alliance at

In order to create informed debate about the benefits, you may want to present more information to your board and discuss this in detail. We’ve prepared answers to some Frequently Asked Questions to assist with this.

What if I am already a signatory to the Voluntary Code?

We’re asking all the signatories to the Voluntary Code to reaffirm their commitment to good governance using the Principles Sign-Up Form:

Sign Up Form - The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation

You can find out out how to use The Principles here

All organisations that have signed up to The Principles will receive a certificate recognising their commitment, as well as the right to use our Good Governance logo to demonstrate their commitment publicly on their website and in other communications.

Access the online report here or The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation digital version here.