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Sports Governance: A Guide for Sporting Entities

Sports Governance: A Guide for Sporting Entities

Anne McFarland

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In recent years the sporting world has been rocked by controversies both internationally and here in Ireland, which have had significant repercussions. It is now more essential than ever that all sporting entities, big and small, need to focus on good governance. This book is designed to help understand and address these governance issues!

Running a sports body has become increasingly onerous. Many sporting entities have become companies and now need to abide by the Companies Act. All entities funded by Sport Ireland must comply with a code of governance, adopted by Sport Ireland, by the end of 2021. In recent years the sporting world has been rocked by controversies both internationally and here in Ireland, which have had significant repercussions.

It is now more essential than ever that all sporting entities, big and small, need to focus on good governance. Sports Governance: A Guide for Sporting Entities covers:

  • What to consider before joining a board or committee
  • The responsibilities of being a board member
  • A detailed look at thevStrategy of the entity
  • What risks the entity might face
  • Accountability of the board
  • How the board should be monitoring the running of the entity

Each chapter ends with essential points for the smaller sporting entity and the club, as well as ten key points. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in running a sporting body, large or small. It will also be of interest to policy-makers and auditors.

Anne McFarland is a chartered accountant with a Diploma from UCD in Corporate Governance and a Diploma from the Law Society in Sports Law. She has been a finance director of multinational organisations for many years; she lectures on corporate governance and enjoys working with sporting entities, big and small, to develop strategy and improve governance. This book draws on her practical experience as a board member and as an advisor on governance, as well as her interest in sport, both amateur and professional. She is co-author of A Practical Guide for Company Directors (Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2017).

The Olympic Federation of Ireland supports the publication of this book as part of its focus on governance.

Additional Information

Author Anne McFarland
Publisher Orpen Press
Publication date 14 Aug 2020
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781786050939

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