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Assurance and Governance

When it comes to providing Assurance and Governance services to sports organisations, no other firm has a full time specialist sports team with the wealth of experience and reputation of our people. We understand the role of sports business organisations, their unique culture, the requirements of good governance within a complex stakeholder map and the commercial and political demands placed upon you. We are confident that we will already have dealt with just about any sports related business issue you may have.

Deloitte already act as audit and tax advisers to a wide range of sports businesses including clubs, leagues, governing bodies and sports management companies. We provide an unrivalled combination of technical advice and relevant, practical industry expertise to assist our sports clients with statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, corporate governance and transactions.

Issues and trends

  • Applying financial reporting standards to the sports industry;
  • Designing an effective and robust control environment;
  • Creating a modern and professional governance structure;
  • Managing complex stakeholder maps;
  • Balancing commercial, political and sporting objectives;
  • Managing third party contracts and risk.

Our solutions

We structure our client service teams so that they contain both technical and sports industry specialists. This ensures that we provide services that are compliant with relevant professional standards, but are also practical and specifically tailored to the unique characteristics and requirements of businesses operating in the sports industry.

Our clients

Our Assurance and Governance clients include:

  • Arsenal FC
  • Bolton Wanderers FC
  • England & Wales Cricket Board
  • Everton FC
  • Ginetta
  • IMG
  • Jockey Club Racecourses
  • Premier League
  • Ryder Cup
  • The Football Association
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Wasserman Media Group
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Useful links

  • Meet the team
  • In the press
  • Research and publications
  • Case studies
  • Testimonials
  • Submit a request for proposal
  • Contact us

Case studies

Governance reviews for Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Lawn Tennis Association, and modernisation of Governing Bodies for UK Sport.



“We were impressed with Deloitte's approach and outputs in a two-phase project related to modernisation, governance and structure. Their work enabled us to accelerate the changes required to drive the LTA forward.”

John Crowther, former Chief Executive, Lawn Tennis Association


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