Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Vester Voldgade 100, 2, DK-1552 Copenhagen, Denmark +45 29 48 55 51 /


Cardiff Metropolitan University

Contact person

  • Peter Quantick
  • Mark Lowther


1. What is the meaning of Grassroots sport for you?

    Grassroots sport is focused on opportunities, encouragement and  participation in the community but with an eye to identifying talent that could develop in a performance environment.


    2. What do you mean with Good governance?

      Good governance might be defined as the open, fair and effective leadership and management of a grassroots sports organisation.


      3. What are your priorities and main principles in good governance?

        We know there are a number of governance theories and models and 7 key principles including transparency and accountability (Hoye et al., 2006, Sport Management, Chapter 12).

        The priorities are to ensure that the community of practice has a shared understanding of what good governance means and are supported as this informed practice unfolds. It may also be appropriate to establish a governance excellence or quality assurance scheme.


        4. What kind of skills and experiences should »board members – political leaders in sport« have to meet the needs of the organizations?

          The key skills are the ability to connect with others, facilitate clarity, secure performance and enable learning.