National Governing Bodies

Our National Governing bodies members make up 100 of our members, National Governing Bodies, also known as NGBs, are the custodians of sport and help clubs and activity to run across the country.

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Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance join members, partners and disabled people to make active lives possible for people who are disabled. 

www.activityalliance.org.uk

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All Terrain Boarding Association

The All Terrain Boarding Association is the national governing body for Mountainboarding in the UK. 

www.anglingtradesassociation.com

 
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Angling Trust

The Angling Trust oversees the development of angling for three disciplines — coarse, sea, and game fishing.

www.anglingtrust.net

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Archery GB

Archery GB is the national governing body for the sport of archery in the United Kingdom. Archery GB is responsible for all levels of archery within the UK from elite to development level. 

www.archerygb.org

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Auto-Cycle Union

The ACU is the No 1 organisation for all forms of Motorcycle Sport in the UK with 550 Clubs organising over 3000 events each year & the only body affiliated to the FIM. 

www.acu.org.uk

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Badminton England

Badminton England is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in England. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport throughout England.

www.badmintonengland.co.uk

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Baseball Softball UK

BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) is the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom. 

www.baseballsoftballuk.com

 
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Basketball England

Basketball England is the governing body of the sport of basketball for England. The organisation operates the English Basketball League for both men and women, as well as the England national team.

www.basketballengland.co.uk

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Boccia England

Boccia England are the NGB for Boccia in England.  We are responsible for all aspects of the sport in England from beginner to expert.

www.bocciaengland.org.uk

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Bowls England

Bowls England governs the game of flat green outdoor bowls for men and women in England. 

www.bowlsengland.com

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British Aerobatics

The British Aerobatic Association handles all domestic aerobatic competitions in the United Kingdom.

www.aerobatics.org.uk

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British Aikido Board

The British Aikido Board is the only National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.

www.bab.org.uk

 
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British American Football Association

The British American Football Association is the national governing body for the sport of American football in the United Kingdom.

www.britishamericanfootball.org

 
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British Balloon and Airship Club

The BBAC was founded in 1965 and since then, through volunteers, has promoted the enjoyment, advancement and safety of lighter-than-air flight. 

www.bbac.org

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British Blind Sport

BBS is a sight loss charity providing and promoting oportunities for blind and partially sighted people to access, participate and compete in sport.

www.britishblindsport.org.uk

 
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British Canoeing

British Canoeing, formerly known as the British Canoe Union is a national governing body for canoeing in the United Kingdom.

www.britishcanoeing.org.uk

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British Caving Association

The British Caving Association is the sports governing body for caving in the United Kingdom. It is recognised by UK Sport, Sport England and SportScotland.

www.british-caving.org.uk/wiki3/doku.php

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British Crown Green Bowling Association

The BCGBA serves the needs of every Crown green bowler in England and Wales and works with other Crown Green bowling associations. 

www.bcgba.org.uk

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British Cycling

British Cycling is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It administers most competitive cycling in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

www.britishcycling.org.uk

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British Disability Fencing

The British Disability Fencing Association (BDFA) is the National Governing Body for disability fencing.

www.britishdisabilityfencing.co.uk

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British Dragon Boat Racing Association

The British Dragon Boat Racing Association is the UK governing body for dragon boat racing as a sport and recreation, recognised by the UK Sports Council and a Member of the Sport Alliance, Water Recreation Division.

www.dragonboat.org.uk

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British Equestrian

The British Equestrian Federation is the national governing body of equestrian sport in Great Britain and represents the country at the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

www.bef.co.uk

 
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British Fencing

The British Fencing Association, often referred to as British Fencing, is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Fencing in the British Isles.

www.britishfencing.com

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British Gliding Association

The British Gliding Association is the governing body for the sport of gliding in the UK. They represent and provide services to 8500 UK glider pilots.

www.gliding.co.uk

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British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics is the official governing body for the sport of gymnastics within the UK.

www.british-gymnastics.org

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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

The BHPA oversees pilot and instructor training standards, and provides technical support such as airworthiness standards, and coaching courses for qualified hang gliding and paragliding pilots.

www.bhpa.co.uk

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British Horseracing Authority

The British Horseracing Authority, also known simply as the BHA, is the regulatory authority for horse racing in Great Britain. 

www.britishhorseracing.com

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British Ice Skating

British Ice Skating is the governing body of ice skating within the United Kingdom. Formed in 1879, it is responsible for overseeing all disciplines of ice skating: figure skating; synchronised skating; and speed skating.

www.iceskating.org.uk

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British Ju-Jitsu Association

The Association oversees all aspects of Ju-Jitsu in Great Britain such as, establishing codes of conduct, standard practises, competition formats and rules, arranging group insurance policies for clubs within the Association, and certification of teachers and competition referees. 

www.bjjagb.com

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British Judo Association

The British Judo Association is the governing body for the Olympic Sport of Judo in the United Kingdom.

www.britishjudo.org.uk

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British Kitesports

British Kitesports is the appointed National Governing Body for Kitesurfing and other kitesports in the UK.

www.britishkitesports.org

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British Microlight Aircraft Association

The British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight pilots and enthusiasts in the UK. It is an organisation approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 

www.bmaa.org

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British Model Flying Association

The BMFA is the body delegated by the Royal Aero Club to be responsible for all aspects of model flying in Great Britain. 

www.bmfa.org

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British Mountaineering Council

The British Mountaineering Council is the national representative body for England and Wales that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

www.thebmc.co.uk

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British Octopush Association

The British Octopush Association is the governing body for underwater hockey in the United Kingdom.

www.gbuwh.co.uk

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British Orienteering Federation

The British Orienteering Federation Limited, generally known and branded as British Orienteering, is the national sports governing body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom. 

www.britishorienteering.org.uk

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British Paralympic Association

The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for Great Britain, and is responsible for the United Kingdom's participation in the Paralympic Games.

www.paralympics.org.uk

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British Roller Sports Federation

The British Roller Sports Federation is the recognised NGB of all Roller Sports and Skateboarding in the UK.

www.brsf.co.uk

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British Rowing

British Rowing is responsible for the training and development of rowers from grass roots level to high performance Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

www.britishrowing.org

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British Shooting

British Shooting is the only target shooting governing body in Great Britain recognised by the ISSF, WSPS, British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association, UK Sport & Sport England.

www.britishshooting.org.uk

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British Skydiving

British Skydiving is the national governing body for Skydiving in the United Kingdom.

www.britishskydiving.org

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British Sub-Aqua Club (The)

The British Sub-Aqua Club or BSAC has been recognised since 1954 by the Sports Council as the national governing body of recreational diving in the United Kingdom.

www.bsac.com/home

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British Taekwondo

British Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for World Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.

www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk

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British Tenpin Bowling Association

The British Tenpin Bowling Association is the official governing body of ten-pin bowling in the United Kingdom.

www.btba.org.uk

 
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British Triathlon Federation

The British Triathlon Federation is the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon and associated multisport in Great Britain.

www.britishtriathlon.org

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British Water Ski and Wakeboard

British Water Ski & Wakeboard is a sport governing body and membership organisation funded by its members for the benefit of its members.

www.bwsw.org.uk/home

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British Weightlifting

British Weight Lifting (BWL) is the National Governing Body for Olympic Weight Lifting and Paralympic Powerlifting in Great Britain.

www.britishweightlifting.org

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British Wheel of Yoga

The British Wheel of Yoga is the UK's NGB for Yoga. 

www.bwy.org.uk

 
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British Wrestling

The British Wrestling Association is responsible for the training and development of wrestlers and organising wrestling events nationwide in England.

www.britishwrestling.org

 
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Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country's leading national disability sports charity support people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential. 

www.cpsport.org

 
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Clay Pigeon Shooting Association

The CPSA is the National Governing body for Clay Target Shooting in England, supporting clay target shooting enthusiasts across the UK.

www.cpsa.co.uk

 
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Croquet Association (The)

The Croquet Association (CA) is the national governing body for the sport of Croquet in England. 

www.croquet.org.uk

 
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EMD UK

EMD UK acts as the voice for group exercise instructors and organisations. They are dedicated to achieving a healthier nation through group exercise.

www.emduk.org

 
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England and Wales Cricket Board

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. It is a non-profit organisation, which enables it to concentrate on maximising its funding of the sport rather than on making a return for investors. 

www.ecb.co.uk

 
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England Athletics

England Athletics is the membership, development body and NGB for athletics and running clubs in England. 

www.englandathletics.org

 
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England Boxing

England Boxing is the governing body for the sport of boxing in England, with more than 900 affilaited clubs and in excess of 20000 members.

www.englandboxing.org

 
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England Fencing

England Fencing is the governing body for the sport of fencing in England.

www.englandfencing.co.uk

 
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England Golf

England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England. They're dedicated to growing the sport for the benefit of our clubs and players.

www.englandgolf.org

 
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England Handball Association

The England Handball Association is a governing body of Team Handball in England. It is an Associate member of the European Handball Federation.

www.englandhandball.com

 
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England Hockey

England Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in England.

www.englandhockey.co.uk

 
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England Korfball

The England national korfball team is managed by the English Korfball Association, representing England in korfball international competitions. 

www.englandkorfball.co.uk

 
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England Lacrosse

England Lacrosse is the national governing body for lacrosse in England. The sport is managed through the Men's and Women's Playing Committees. 

www.englandlacrosse.co.uk

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England Netball

England Netball, formerly the "All England Netball Association", is the national body which oversees, promotes and manages netball in England.

www.englandnetball.co.uk

 
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England Squash

England Squash is recognised by Sport England as the English national governing body of the racquet sports of squash and Squash 57. Based at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, it aims to increase participation in both sports.

www.englandsquash.com

 
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English Amateur Dancesport Association

The English Amateur Dancesport Association Ltd is a volunteer-led organisation which represents the interests of Amateur Dancers within England. 

www.eada.co.uk

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English Association of Snooker and Billiards

The English Association of Snooker and Billiards, based in Surrey, England, was launched by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association in 1993 with the aim of the EASB becoming the governing body for amateur snooker and English billiards.

www.easb.co.uk

 
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English Ice Hockey Association

The English Ice Hockey Association is the governing body responsible for the administration of all ice hockey in England and Wales and was formed in 1982. 

www.eiha.co.uk

 
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English Indoor Bowling Association

The English Indoor Bowling Association is the NGB for Indoor Level Green Bowls in England. 

www.eiba.co.uk

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English Pool Association

The English Pool Association is the UK's NGB for pool. 

www.epa.org.uk/index.php

 
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Eton Fives Association

Eton Fives has been described as the “best handball game on earth”. The Eton Fives Association's aim is to see that new courts are built and more people get the chance to play the game.

www.etonfives.com

 
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Football Association (The)

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. 

www.thefa.com

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GB Snowsport

GB Snowsport (GBS) is the national governing body for snowsports in the UK, managing elite British teams and the development pathway for those athletes.

www.gbsnowsport.com

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Goalball UK

Goalball UK is the national governing body for Goalball in the United Kingdom and is the representative of Goalball in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

www.goalballuk.com

 
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Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby

The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited is a non-profit organisation and the governing body for wheelchair rugby in Great Britain. 

www.gbwr.org.uk

 
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Ice Hockey UK

Ice Hockey UK is the national governing body of the sport of ice hockey in the United Kingdom. 

www.icehockeyuk.co.uk

 
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Keep Fit Association

The Keep Fit Association is a long-established body from 1956 and is dedicated to the provision of safe and effective exercise, movement and dance. 

www.keepfit.org.uk

 
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Long Distance Walkers Association

The Long Distance Walkers Association is a British association whose aim is "to further the common interests of those who enjoy Long Distance Walking".

www.ldwa.org.uk

 
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LTA

The Lawn Tennis Association is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

www.lta.org.uk

 
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Margaret Morris Movement

Margaret Morris Movement (MMM) is a unique system of exercise, dance and movement training which achieves a perfect balance between set exercises and free movement expression. The organisation is responsible for the development of the sport. 

www.margaretmorrismovement.com

 
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Parkour UK

Established in 2009 by the UK Parkour/Freerunning community and the City of Westminster, Parkour UK is the recognised National Governing Body (NGB) for UK Parkour. 

www.parkour.uk

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Pentathlon GB

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon in Britain.

www.pentathlongb.org

 
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Petanque England

Petanque England is the National Governing Body for the sport of pétanque in England.

www.petanque-england.uk

 
 
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Rounders England

Rounders England are the UK's national governing body for Rounders, responsible for the development of it from grassroots to elite level. 

www.roundersengland.co.uk

 
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Royal Aero Club

The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) is the national co-ordinating body for Air Sport in the United Kingdom.

www.royalaeroclub.co.uk

 
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Royal Life Saving Society

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is the Drowning Prevention Charity and the UK's leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education.

www.rlss.org.uk

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Royal Yachting Association

The Royal Yachting Association is the national governing body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising. 

www.rya.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

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Rugby Football League

The Rugby Football League is the governing body for professional rugby league in England. 

www.rugby-league.com

 
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Rugby Football Union

The RFU are the UK's national governing body for the sport of rugby union in England. They oversee the development of the England men's and women's team. 

www.englandrugby.com

 
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Skateboard England

Skateboard England is the official governing body for skateboarding in England and Wales. 

www.skateboard-england.org

 
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Snowsport England

Snowsport England is the National Governing Body for Snowsport in England. They're committed to inspiring participation in Snowsport at every level.

www.snowsportengland.org.uk

 
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Stoolball England

Stoolball England is the governing body of stoolball. They develop and promote the sport, set the rules, and supply equipment.

www.ncss.org.uk/home-page

 
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Swim England 

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. They help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in our sports.

www.swimming.org/swimengland

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Table Tennis England

Table Tennis England, formerly the English Table Tennis Association, is the national governing body for table tennis in England, responsible for representing, coordinating, administering, marketing and developing the sport. 

www.tabletennisengland.co.uk

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The Medau Movement

The Medau Society is England's national governing body for Medau, a dance which combinses music, sport and gymnastics. 

www.medau.org.uk

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UK Athletics

UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom. It is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development, and athletics officials.

www.uka.org.uk

 
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UK Deaf Sport

UK Deaf Sport members represent thousands of deaf men, women and children who participate in sport, volunteers, participants and other people who enjoy watching and supporting deaf sport.

www.ukdeafsport.org.uk

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UK Ultimate

Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport played with a flying disc. UK Ultimate oversee the development of the sport in England. 

www.ukultimate.com

 
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Volleyball England

Volleyball England is the trading name for the English Volleyball Association Limited and is the national governing body for volleyball in England. 

www.volleyballengland.org

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Welsh Rowing

Welsh Rowing is the governing body for the sport of rowing in Wales.

www.welshrowing.com

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