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General Election 2017: what does your vote mean for your sport?

On Thursday 8 June 2017 the British people will go to the polls to determine who will lead their country for the next four years and who will (almost definitely) oversee the nation’s exit from the European Union.  It’s been almost a year since Britain voted for Brexit (to be precise, on Thursday, it will … Continue Reading

Falling National Lottery sales may challenge UK Sport’s ‘brutal but effective’ funding model

On the evening of 29 November 2016 at least one national newspaper was reporting that UK Sport, the body responsible for funding elite sport in the UK, had made a ‘last-ditch funding plea to Government’ against ‘severe cuts’. Against a background of unprecedented sporting success in Rio this summer which led to an outburst of … 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

Team GB: Rugby 7s and the perennial complications of being British

It was reported on 26 September 2016 that formal discussions are being held to determine whether the Team GB Rugby 7s squad should become a permanently funded programme.   In practice, this would mean a pooling of resources between the Rugby Unions of England, Wales and Scotland (each of whom currently fund a team which competes … Continue Reading
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