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Netball South West is able to confirm that it is now 100% compliant for Tier 1 of the Code for Sports Governance.

Sport England created the Code to provide a standard which they recommend all sporting associations meet. Tier 1 is the first level and consists of a set of requirements that sporting organisations need to meet.

England Netball provided resources and support to help County and Regional volunteers complete a governance health check and work towards compliance. These volunteers, elected their members to lead the sport locally are responsible for the effective running of local netball organisations. This means each board is responsible for ensuring they have the right structure, people, finances, policies and procedures in place to deliver netball locally.

Karen Jones, chair of Netball South West said ‘The volunteers on the Regional Management Board have worked hard over the last 12 months and we are pleased to be fully compliant with the Code’s requirements. It’s been a really worthwhile journey and will ensure we’re well placed moving forwards’.

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