Prince Philip served as President for 58 years until 2009, during which time the organisation was known as the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).
Andrew Moss, Chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said:
“On behalf of all at the Sport and Recreation Alliance I wish to send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time. It is hard to overestimate the contribution that Prince Philip made to the development of sport and recreation in this country over the long period that he served as President of our organisation.
"I know from conversations with our Vice Presidents who worked with him that Prince Philip’s involvement over so many years was not limited to the formalities of the role, and that his passion and enthusiasm for sport and recreation was a huge encouragement to the work of the Alliance. We are very fortunate that The Earl of Wessex continues that today”.