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Sport Governance and Organisational Enhancement

Sport Governance and Organisational Enhancement Plans

Supporting sports to achieve contemporary governance arrangements

The Governance and Organisational Enhancement (GOE) Plan is the mechanism by which ASC supports sports to achieve contemporary governance arrangements.

Using the annual Sport Governance Standards (SGS) results to help establish priorities, sports develop an action plan with the support of their ASC Governance Advisor to raise their governance maturity level.

 Key elements of a sports GOE Plan

  • Tiered approach - the expected Sport Governance maturity level is relative to the size of the sport
  • Priority standards - sector-wide emphasis on implementation of priority standards, designed to create a step-change for the sector and focus resources
  • Template activities - prompting activities designed to directly achieve positive outcomes, supporting sports to hit the ground running
  • Resource support - a suite of resources is available on the ASC site, designed to support sports to achieve desired outcomes
  • Chair/President approval - sports are required to ensure board and management are aligned
  • One plan for governance - the GOE Plan is designed to capture all elements of the governance journey, reducing duplication

Why should a sporting organisation have a GOE Plan?

There are multiple actions that need to be undertaken regularly to develop and sustain effective governance practices. The GOE Plan is designed to collate these actions into a single document, simplifying the process and enabling the ASC and state and territory agencies for sport and recreation (STASRs) to assist organisations in a methodical manner.

Each GOE Plan includes activities to help the sporting organisation improve their governance practices in areas the ASC and the STASR identify as sector priorities. The ASC and STASR will support the organisation as they work to improve in each priority area. Organisations are encouraged to include activities to address low rating standards from their own self-assessment against the SGS.

Sport Governance Performance Cycle for funded NSOs

The Timeline:

April to May - SGS Self-Assessment,  Online survey completed by sporting organisations.

June - GOE Plan Development, Development of tailored plan for next 12 months, based on SGS** results.

July - GOE Plan Implementation, Deliver actions from July to June.

AGM (Nov) to AGM (May) - Boards present Governance Report,  Governance performance presented to members in Annual Report at AGM.

More information

For further information or to request assistance, NSOs can contact and a governance adviser will contact you. All other sporting organisations are encouraged to contact their state or territory agency for sport and recreation for more information.

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