The 2020 Sport Governance Standards Benchmarking Report, produced by collating data from 64 sports, is designed to provide National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) insights from the self-assessment process against the Sport Governance Standards (SGS), conducted in September 2020. The SGS are aligned to the new evolved Sport Governance Principles (released July 2020), effectively bringing the principles to life.
The aim for this report is to benchmark the current governance maturity of all NSOs, form the basis of a Sport’s Governance and Organisational Enhancement Plan, as well as identify the major development needs of the NSOs to prioritise support, education and resources for the sector.
In total, there are 37 Sport Governance Standardsacross the nine Sport Governance Principles. NSOs were asked to self-evaluate their governance maturity against each standard using a four point scale, with a score of 1 representing low maturity, and a score of 4 representing the highest level of maturity.