Voluntary Code of Good Governance

The Voluntary Code was first published in 2011, and revised in 2014, to create an aspirational target for good governance in sport and recreation. As predecessor to the 2017 Principles of Good Governance, the document is a tool built on the value of helping Boards perform their role effectively, through the implementation of our seven principles of good governance. The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation, launched at the annual Sports Summit in May 2017, has superseded the Voluntary Code, taking on the same message of gold standard good governance whilst taking account of updates in the sector and providing additional resources and support. You can find out more about the updated document and how to sign up by searching for The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation on our Governance homepage.