A well connected, integrated, strategically aligned organisation with strong partnerships locally, nationally and internationally, which support and enhance the key components of the strategy, as well as the sustainability and growth of the sport.
Working in collaboration with key local, national and international partners is vital if sports bodies are going to make real headway in tackling the big issues and challenges across their respective sports and within our sporting system. Collectively, we can have a much bigger impact and make better use of our limited resources. Organisations playing effective connecting roles at the heart of the sporting system - and working in partnership - widen their collective reach and impact and allow for greater diversity across our networks.
- The strength of the organisation’s relationships and voice within the respective European and international federations, informed by wider developments in the landscape and aligned with the organisational strategy.
- Existence of a cross-sport strategy, behind which the relevant component parts of the sport at local, national and international level coalesce, with relevant engagement plans and communications.
- The integration of high performance and major events programmes into the organisation's strategy, operations and culture, maximising benefits for the sport as a whole.
- The level of alignment and connectivity throughout the sporting pathways, especially where elements are owned or administered by different home nations.
- The strength of relationships and strategic alignment with key partners and sponsors (including Home Country Sports Councils, UK Sport, Home Nation NGBs, and British bodies) that support the delivery of the organisational and sport strategy.