England Athletics have produced a set of standards to help clubs understand what they should have in place for good governance and duty of care.
Good governance will protect the club’s values and reputation whilst looking after the club’s funds and people and being accountable for the club’s actions and decisions. Clubs have a duty of care towards their members and are responsible for ensuring all club activity is safe.
England Athletics are in the process of developing club standards within the myAthletics portal – Club Management to enable clubs to manage and work through a checklist of 7 standards, upload documents and self-declare what they have in place. Clubs will have access to a resource section to find guidance and templates to help achieve the standards.
The standards have been produced in line with legal legislation and the code of sport governance (tier 1) set out be Sport England.