Relevant legislation and ensuring compliance

This section covers some of the general legal requirements for sports organisations with which your organisation may be required to demonstrate compliance. This ranges from the laws governing companies and charities to legislation covering discrimination and equality, as well as data protection and other relevant legal requirements.

Even if you are not specifically required to comply, much of the legislation, if adhered to in your organisation, can help improve the governance and management of your sport so it is a good idea for all sports organisations to be familiar with this section and to gradually build their knowledge and capacity for learning about legislation and legislative changes.

Legislation for companies

An overview of the legislation relevant to sports organisations that are incorporated as companies. 

Legislation for charities

An overview of the legislation relevant to sports organisations that are registered as charities. 

Discrimination and equality

A look at the legislation around discrimination and equality that sports bodies need to comply with

Data protection

A look at the legislation around discrimination and equality that sports bodies need to comply with

Other legislation

A look at further pieces of legislation that sports bodies need to comply with, including money laundering, corruption and whistleblowing

Related tools

Useful tools to ensure compliance for sports bodies