REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE & ADMINISTRATION STRUCTURES IN NORTHERN NSW

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is implementing a comprehensive review into the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance and administration structures which underpin the game in our region.

The review responds to Northern NSW Football’s strategic priority to lead change and improve governance throughout football to gain efficiencies which make the game better and more accessible.

It will also address Principle VII of Football Australia’s XI Principles for the Future of Australian Football. 

Principle VII identifies transitioning towards a modern, fit for purpose governance framework for football in line with global standards and best-practice sports governance in Australia as one of the key challenges facing the game.

UPCOMING STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION SESSIONS

Clubs

  • Newcastle Football – Tuesday 16 November – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here
  • Hunter Valley Football – Thursday 18 November – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here
  • North Coast Football – Thursday 2 December – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here
  • Northern Inland Football – Monday 29 November – Included as part of the All Clubs meeting
  • Football Far North Coast – Wednesday 1 December – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here
  • Football Mid North Coast – Tuesday 7 December – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here
  • Macquarie Football  – Thursday 9 December – 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here

If unavailable during these times a make up session will be held on Tuesday 14 December from 7:00 to 8:00pm – register here

Coaches

  • All coaches – Thursday 9 December – 8:00 to 9:00pm – register here

Referees

  • Hold tight. Upcoming sessions will be published here soon.

Volunteers

  • Hold tight. Upcoming sessions will be published here soon.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is being reviewed?
The review will examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance and administration structures underpinning the game in northern NSW.

What is the scope of the review?
The scope of the review is outlined in the terms of reference.

Will the football community be consulted?
The review will include a robust, transparent stakeholder consultation roadmap, which in part will be facilitated by an independent change consultant.

Who will be included in the stakeholder consultation roadmap?
Member Zones, Standing Committees, clubs, coaches, referees, volunteers, players and staff will all have an opportunity to be heard and contribute in the process.

When will the review commence?
The Stakeholder Consultation Roadmap will commence in November 2021.

When will the review be completed?
The Stakeholder Consultation Roadmap will be completed by mid-2022.

Who is leading the review process?
NNSWF Chief Executive Officer, David Eland, has the responsibility of implementing the review.

Parts of the Stakeholder Consultation Roadmap will be facilitated by an independent change consultant.

Who is accountable for the review?
NNSWF’s Board of Directors is accountable for approving the final recommendations.

What happens when the consultation concludes?
A report will be released addressing the gaps identified throughout the review.

Is the process benchmarked?
Sport Australia’s Sport Governance Principles will be used as a benchmark of what is considered best-practice sport governance.

Who can I contact for more information?
Send enquiries to review@northernnswfootball.com.au

 

 

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