As shown by different studies, the sports industry has a large responsibility towards global environmental pollution (Triantafyllidi, 2018). Over the last decade, some initiatives have been developed to incorporate monitoring and benchmarking of environmental footprint in sports events.
Therefore, there are not yet reference models at organisational level on good governance of sustainability within sports organisations, and especially focusing on how to incorporate sustainability as a cross-cutting priority in sports clubs as a governance element, beyond specific actions during sport events.
Furthermore, organisers of sporting events tend to have more control over infrastructure and operational decisions.
However, the larger impact of sports in the environmental footprint is related to mobility and transport, even in grassroots sports (Triantafyllidi, 2018), which involves individual attitudes of both internal and external people, and is more difficult to tackle and control.