Increasingly, sporting organisations at local, state and national levels are placing a high priority on their governance from both a performance (strategy and sustainability) and compliance (internal systems and controls) perspective.

The Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) Sports Governance Principles provide key guidance in this regard. For the sporting organisations that receive the highest level of funding, the ASC’s Mandatory Sports Governance Principles apply.

Directors Australia has a strong background in the governance issues faced by sporting organisations and the practical application of the ASC’s principles. In particular, we understand the challenges faced by sporting organisations based on structural issues and reforms around moving from federated to unitary structures.