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BAME underrepresentation in sport governing bodies: can shocking statistics provide a much needed catalyst for change?

On 22 November 2016, research by Leaderboard in conjunction with Sporting Equals (organisations that together seek to actively promote greater involvement in sport, physical activity and in sport leadership positions amongst persons from the black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) community) revealed that 90% of sport governing bodies in the UK have no individuals from … Continue Reading

A Code for Sport Governance: Not simply a ‘gender diversity’ code

On Monday, Sports Shorts commented on the launch, by UK Sport and Sport England, of a new Code for Sports Governance (“Code”).   As we noted in Monday’s post, much of the initial press coverage focused predominantly on the Code’s gender diversity provision (see, for example, here, here, and here), with the BBC even labelling it … Continue Reading

UK Sport and Sport England launch combined ‘A Code for Sports Governance’ – UK seeks to set the ‘gold standard’ in sports governance

Today, 31 October 2016, UK Sport and Sport England launched their eagerly anticipated ‘A Code for Sports Governance’ (Code).  In short, the sport funding bodies have picked Halloween to set out their plan to ensure that, in future, there are no skeletons in the cupboards of English sport governing bodies (sorry). The Code (available here), … Continue Reading