Governance (Update Jan 22)

Where are we trying to get to?

(From original Action Plan)

In five years’ time we should be able to measure the success of Guernsey sports organisations in terms of defined minimum operating standards. We will introduce SportsMark, an accreditation scheme which will focus on good governance and safeguarding. A sports club achieving SportsMark will show that they are a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as help parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right club for their young people.

During the next five years we will help sports organisations to understand why they exist and how they fit into the overall sports pathway that extends from children in their early years through to mature adults.

How far have we got?

Improving governance within sport has been a real focus for the Commission over the past two years. Through the appointment of our Relationship Director we have a direct link into member sports, helping them to understand why they exist and how they fit into the overall sports pathway as well as supporting them to become the best they can be.

The SportsMark scheme has been eagerly welcomed and we remain on track for most members to achieve the quality assurance mark within 3 years of its launch.

Outside of SportsMark we have been working with individual clubs and sporting governing bodies to create sustainable new structures and governance to support the continued growth and/or improve the management of that sport.

In terms of our own governance, the Sports Commission has restructured its senior management team, we continually review the environment we are operating in and are making positive progress towards establishing a new service level agreement to cover our work on behalf of the States of Guernsey.

However, challenges remain around the need to secure a long-term funding agreement to ensure the sustainability of our work and the continued ability to leverage private sponsorship in support of local sport.

Active 8 Core Aim Supported
Support the provision of safe and secure club environments

Government Work Plan Core Aim Supported
Needs are met and people are safe and secure

You can access the updated Action Plan here