Governance and Sports Law

prepare a report on the legal and governance structures in” rel=”nofollow”>involved in” rel=”nofollow”>in managin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a sportin” rel=”nofollow”>ing club
You have become the president of a new start up field hockey club for the new (fictional)
residential area of Oxford on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Background to the new club:
It comprises male and female teams in” rel=”nofollow”>in grades A, B, C and D in” rel=”nofollow”>in the regional hockey
It in” rel=”nofollow”>includes under-age teams (under 18, under 16 and under 14).
It will use existin” rel=”nofollow”>ing hockey facilities provided and main” rel=”nofollow”>intain” rel=”nofollow”>ined by the council for a small
annual fee.
Its resources in” rel=”nofollow”>include three hockey fields, a club house with change rooms, a small
gymnasium, a café, and bar facilities.
Provide a visual representation of the governance structure showin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the roles which you thin” rel=”nofollow”>ink
are necessary to the successful runnin” rel=”nofollow”>ing of the club. Include possible sportin” rel=”nofollow”>ing bodies or
associations that the club may need to be accountable to. It is up to you how you choose to
present this governance structure.
2. List the governance and accountability policies, guidelin” rel=”nofollow”>ines and practices you would put in” rel=”nofollow”>in place
and explain” rel=”nofollow”>in why they are needed.
Based on the scenario and your knowledge of sports law and governance, list another 10 critical
governance issues you will need to consider, describe the legal and governance obligations of
these issues, and explain” rel=”nofollow”>in the processes or procedures for ensurin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the club meets its legal

Demonstrate how the club will understand and monitor its operations, risks and fin” rel=”nofollow”>inances by outlin” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing
10 risk management considerations. You may fin” rel=”nofollow”>ind it helpful to research similar club sites if you are
unfamiliar with field hockey

Design a code of conduct for the club that encompasses legal considerations, player welfare, and the
club’s reputation. You will need to write 8 to 12 statements for club members and staff outlin” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing
conduct towards fellow club members, opposition clubs, the association and the public.

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