Business School Breakfast Briefing - Governance and Sport
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“Sport is about participation. It is about inclusion and citizenship. Sport brings individuals and communities together, highlighting commonalities and bridging cultural or ethnic divides”. UN Task Force, 2005.
When things go wrong however, at local, national and international levels, or when scandal surrounds individual athletes or sports, the “governance of sport” itself can be called into question. These incidents may emerge as a consequence of the way sports are organised and led. The governance of sport also affects the way in which people enjoy and experience sport at club and community level and its social and health spin offs. In short, the governance of sport has tremendous implications for society.
In this Breakfast Briefing, Professor Laura McAllister will reflect on the governance of sport in Wales and beyond. Wales has its own sport governance framework, co-developed by organisations and individuals within the sector. As in many other spheres of life in the UK, key governance themes of accountability, transparency, trust and diversity all feature. They sit alongside the importance of good leadership, and are supported by principles, values and practices which have broad relevance throughout UK society and business. Professor McAllister’s reflections from her practitioner experience of working in Welsh, UK and European sports governance will take in this wider canvas, and connect also to her insights into the importance of sport as Wales’ ‘soft power’.
We are delighted to invite you and a colleague to our next Cardiff Breakfast Briefing at Cardiff Business School, Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.
This event is part of the Business School’s Breakfast Briefing series, a network that enables our business contacts to find out more about the latest research and key developments from our industrial partners. We do hope you will be able to join us for a stimulating talk and networking over a croissant and coffee.