In response to a series of enduring and contemporary concerns within the sport sector and to recent political intervention, many sport organisations are having to confront a broader array of athlete welfare obligations beyond the performative. In part, what has transpired is sport organisations and external agencies developing a diverse suite of welfare programmes, within which there has been a focus on transitions as a key part of athletes’ elite careers. Although organisational investment in transitions responds to industry concerns, questions remain regarding the authenticity and meaningfulness of programmes. Drawing on ethics of care theory, the UK-based Duty of Care Review, and transition-care initiatives, this chapter (re)considers the bureaucratisation of current care practices within the sector. The work provides a counter-argument to prevailing athlete-centred discourses.