Governance and Leadership Framework

The aspiration for our boards to be more diverse is reflected in Principle 4 of the Governance and Leadership Framework. 

We have seen significant progress being made by organisations within the sector since the Framework’s publication, with great strides made towards achieving well-balanced, skilled and inclusive boards. 

Tailored support is currently available for all GLFW beneficiaries through Vibrant Nation.

Who can help?

A number of sector-wide events have focussed on Board Diversity and have highlighted the range of partners that can provide support in this area. These include independent consultants as well as organisations such as Acorn Recruitment, BME Sport Cymru, Welsh Sports Association, Chwarae Teg, Inclusive Boards, Women's Equality Network Wales & Vibrant Nation.


After consulting and gathering feedback from the sector, Sport Wales has developed a range of resources.

The resources are designed to be used by all sporting organisations that strive for a balanced, skilled and inclusive board. They consist of:

  • detailed, practical recruitment guidance
  • tools and templates
  • detailed evidence as to why a diverse board is good for business
  • a range of case studies that highlight how organisations have achieved diverse boards and what impact this has had on the organisation. 

Governance and Leadership Framework

By the Sector for the SectorWe want the sports sector in Wales to be strong and sustainable. That’s why – together with the sector – we have developed the Governance and Leadership Framework.It is designed to help organisations of all types and sizes…

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