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Office of Sport

Running your State Sporting Organisation

This section provides best practice guidelines, useful tips, suggestions, templates and checklists for NSW State Sporting Organisations (SSOs) who wish to know more about how to run their sport covering the six (6) organisational health areas of governance: financial management, risk management and accountability, culture and integrity, strategy and planning, leadership and sport delivery.

Information is relevant for board directors and secretaries, treasurers, officers, board, committee members and all volunteers involved in running a SSO.

Board Performance

Board performance can assist boards in understanding their effectiveness, competencies and structure within legal frameworks, and their governing rules, purpose, and strategy.


Good governance is vital to the operation and continued sustainability of State Sporting Organisations.

Leadership, Culture and Integrity

Resources to support leadership, culture and integrity in State Sporting Organisations.

Risk Management and Accountability

Resources to support risk management in State Sporting Organisations.

Financial Management

Resources to support financial management in State Sporting Organisations.

Strategy and Planning

Resources to support strategic planning in State Sporting Organisations.

State Sporting Organisation Recognition Program

For sporting organisations wishing to become recognised as a State Sporting Organisation or State Sporting Organisation for people with Disability by the Office of Sport.

Other Resources

Links to useful websites.
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