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


Sport and Citizenship, France

Contact Person

  • Carole Ponchon
  • Julian Jappert
  • Alves Loic


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

Grassroots sport is all kind of organisations, whatever their size, providing sport activities for all on a non-profit mode. By opposition of elite or professional sports organizations, which based their business model on profits. However, it is important not to consider those two models as totally independent, because they are interdependent, both of them could not exist without the presence of the other, they need to coexist.


2. How do you define Good governance as general concept? (see also the draft definitions in the seperate file) How do you define Good Governance when referred to the Grassroots sport?

Good governance is the amount of tools that an organization should use and respect in order to ensure the principles we have already mention. We think that the notion is quietly the same for all kind of organisations, no matters if there are operating in the non-profit or profit sector. The goals are different but not the tools and the ways to reach them.


3. What are your organisations' priorities and main principles in good governance in grassroots sport ?

Sport and Citizenship tries to spread and to contribute to the elaboration of the principles of good governance through its network of experts and partners.


4. What kind of skills and experiences should »board members – political leaders in sport« have to meet the requirements and principles of  Good Governance?

A good board member has to be open-minded, ready to discuss and to share with the members, the volunteers, the partners and the other board members, independent even if he is elected, creative and aware of the challenges he has to face (rule of law, development of sport, management of conflicts).