John Steele: A time to be stand up and counted
Loughborough University’s Executive Director for Sport, John Steele looks ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the importance of the ‘team behind the team’ in his latest blog.
Published by Inside the Games, Steele’s blog reflects on his role as Chair of the English Institute for Sport (EIS) and discusses the importance of governance and leadership in sport:
“Good governance and leadership won’t win you medals, that is the preserve of the athletes, but poor governance and leadership can create obstacles that may prevent athletes from realising their full potential and producing winning performances.”
The EIS are committed to developing the highest possible standards of governance and leadership. As stated by Steele,
“If we are passionate about continuing to use the power of sport to shape people’s lives right across our society, from experienced elite athletes to young people enjoying sport for the first time, it is vital that we get this right.”
With doping scandals and corruption often dominating sports headlines, Steele argues that we need to tackle such issues together, to ensure athletes and performance staff are not distracted and remain focused on the job in hand. Click here to read the full blog post.