Governance, Policies and Reports

BASES governance and policy documents set out the key principles by which the Association is governed and the values that the Association aims to uphold. Changes to BASES Governance Documents and BASES Policies must be agreed and approved by members at the BASES Annual General Meeting.

The Voluntary Code of Good Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector

BASES has signed up to the Voluntary Code of Good Governance. The Code aims to enable sport and recreation organisations to aspire to and maintain good governance by providing signatories with practical, simple and realistic advice on improving structures and decision-making processes in their sport or activity. 

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 has 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.
About BASES

BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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