Cardiff City FC Foundation takes up the gauntlet for good governance

31st March 2015

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Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation has signed up to the Voluntary Code of Good Governance, an initiative backed by Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson MP. The Code provides a framework for good governance which sports bodies can adopt, making a public commitment to improvement. The Code’s seven principles are based on good practice in leadership and governance, and provide signatories with practical, simple and realistic advice.

Ryan Jones, Head of Business Development believes that the Code will help The Foundation become more effective.

“By signing up to the Voluntary Code of Good Governance, The Foundation hopes to continue its development and to fully equip itself to meet any future challenges that may lie ahead. Following its principles will help us build on the successes The Foundation has had such our ability to attract and deliver innovative sport & education programmes and continues on the path of good governance”.

Tim Lamb, CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said: “I’m delighted that Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation has signed up the Voluntary Code of Good Governance. The Code has been produced by sport for sport and by adhering to its principles the sector can only become stronger as a result. Put simply, organisations with good governance make better decisions and are more effective as a result. Signing up to the Code is an important step on the way.’


1. To find out more about the Voluntary Code of Good Governance please visit or contact Amanda Bennett, Governance Adviser: or 020 7976 3926.
The Code was developed by a coalition of organisations led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance including the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association and UK Sport. It contains seven basic principles:
• Integrity: ensure all organisations act as guardians of the sport, recreation, activity or area
• Defining and evaluating the role of the board
• Delivery of a vision, mission and purpose
• Objectivity: The implementation of a balanced, inclusive and skilled board
• The creation of basic standards, systems and controls
• Accountability and transparency throughout the organisation
• Ensuring all Code members have an understanding and engagement with the sporting landscape

2. The Sport and Recreation Alliance is the umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK.