SportBoard is an intersectoral project initiative, aiming to improve good governance of grassroots sport organizations and governing bodies by proposing a holistic approach towards monitoring and managing ethics behaviour of child and young athletes.
The SportBoard project intends to develop and test a holistic approach towards good governance for grassroots sport organizations and governing bodies based on monitoring, evaluation, and management of athletes’ ethics behaviour. Good governance will be based on a systemic work of definition of ethics behaviour indicators, their registration, monitoring and management via Web App and online Observatory system. SportBoard behaviour indicators will be organised around at least the 6 following categories of behaviour: (1) harassment & bullying; (2) discrimination, whether it be based on origin, colour, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation; (3) doping; (4) abuse, including sexual abuse; and (5) violence, (6) match fixing. The holistic approach will be tested within the SportBoard Pilot Programme implementation in Spain and Italy and will involve 180 coaches, physical education teachers and 70 representatives of sport governing structures and bodies from Spain and Italy.
Promoting ethical behaviour in sport and providing good governance is even more important now than it used to be since “COVID-19 has and will further increase inequalities, discrimination and marginalization”.