Chairman Greg Clarke shows support for new code for sports governance

Tuesday 01 Nov 2016

The FA chairman Greg Clarke has backed the new code for sports governance for those seeking public funding.

The reforms set out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for additional funding from UK Sport or Sport England from April 2017.

Clarke said: “The FA welcomes the new governance code for sport in the UK.

“It will help ensure that governing bodies are moving in the right direction and are creating the most effective environment for their sports to thrive.

“It will rightly protect public investment in sport by ensuring that transparency, controls and financial probity are pre-requisite for all organisations in receipt of government money.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Sport England.”

The code has three tiers and will apply to any organisation seeking funding, regardless of size and sector, including national governing bodies of sport, clubs, charities and local authorities.

By FA Staff