Published: Mar 19, 2013 11:36:13 AM Updated: Apr 22, 2013 01:42:42 PM
Swimming Australia has today welcomed the Australian Sports Commission’s recently released governance principles to improve accountability and ultimately performance in and out of the water.
Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold said recent discussions with Australian Sports Commission CEO Simon Hollingsworth and Chairman John Wylie indicated that these new initiatives were coming, and Swimming is completely supportive of these new governance standards.
“Many of the new principles suggested by the Australian Sports Commission are mirrored in the recently released Independent Review into Swimming and they are recommendations that we are already considering and working on, at a board and stakeholder level,” said Nettlefold.
“As a sport we must aim for best practice governance and administration, and that will lead to creating the best environment for our elite athletes and coaches to succeed, and the best environment for our sport to grow at the grass roots.”
“We commend the Australian Sports Commission on taking a lead in this area, and commit to working with our stakeholders to meeting these new principles and standards.”
The Australian Sports Commission’s new governance principles can be found at www.ausport.gov.au