Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has today released a statement praising the sports National Governing Bodies which have become compliant with the Government’s new Code for Sports Governance.

In a release put out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), in conjunction with Sport England and UK Sport, a total of 50 sports governing bodies are highlighted which have worked to ensure they will meet the requirements of the Code.

Two organisations – Table Tennis England and the British Mountaineering Council – are highlighted as not having an agreed plan for complying with the Code.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our members that Table Tennis England have called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on August 12th to reconsider the Board’s proposal on governance changes which was defeated by 0.07% of the vote at the AGM on July 8th.

The consequence of the AGM vote was that Sport England suspended our funding and the EGM was called as a response to the cashflow issue and reputational damage caused by that situation.

Table Tennis England has also given a commitment to undertake a thorough and wide-ranging review of all governance and Board structures that comply with the Code for Sports Governance to see whether there are changes that could be made to further represent the democratic voice of the membership.

Representatives from the Board are meeting with representatives  of National Council next week to start the process of planning the review. More details will be released in due course.

All the documents about the EGM, including the EGM Notice, Proxy Vote forms and the Electoral Register of Company Members, can be found on the AGM/EGM page by clicking here

A video message from our Chief Executive, Sara Sutcliffe, can be viewed by clicking here

You can read the DCMS release by clicking here