Cork City to attend Governance workshop

Cork City board members John Kennedy and Mike Derham will travel to Manchester next week to attend a two-day Football Governance workshop.

The event is being organised as part of the ‘Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football‘ project which is being co-ordinated by Supporters Direct Europe, and co-funded by the European Union‘s Erasmus + funding stream as well as Uefa.

Hosted by FC United at their new Broadhurst Park ground, City will be one of seven football clubs and nine national organisations to discuss a range of topics around governance, including:

  • What are the key indicators of good governance at sporting organisations?
  • How can members be better engaged in governance structures?
  • What are the extents and limits of transparency?
  • How can governance be affected by growth of an organisation?
  • What’s the best way to monitor and evaluate governance?

One of the key objectives of the project is for clubs and national organisations alike to learn from discussions and incorporate better practices into their own day-to-day operations.

Outcomes from the three workshops planned throughout the duration of the project will also help form an online training course for all supporter-owned clubs and national organisations.

Cork City will also be part of a club exchange with project partners, again with the objective of learning and understanding more about how other supporter-owned football clubs and organisations operate.

Representatives of the Irish Supporters Network, a network of fan-owned clubs, supporters’ trust and fan groups within the League of Ireland.

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