Here’s a useful list of organisations where you can find out more about a sport or activity your interested in
Sport National Governing Bodies
Archery GB is the trading name of the Grand National Archery Society, the national governing body for the sport of Archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
As the national governing body for Athletics, British Athletics oversees the development and management of Olympic and Paralympic Athletics, from grassroots right through to podium.
Boccia UK was formed in 2007 to meet the growing need for Boccia to have a co-ordinated UK wide approach to the development of the high performance level of the sport.
British Canoeing is dedicated to supporting the most talented athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint Racing and Paracanoe to win medals at the highest level.
British Curling is the organisation that manages and develops elite curling in Britain. It is responsible for delivering an elite performance programme for the sport that will ensure British curlers can achieve their potential and, ultimately, deliver medals in Paralympic and Olympic competition.
British Cycling is the national governing body for Olympic and Paralympic Cycling in Great Britain. It’s ambition is to inspire participation in Cycling as sport, recreation and sustainable transport.
The British Judo Association (BJA) is the national governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic Sport of Judo in Great Britain. It’s principal activity is the promotion and supervision of Judo activities.
British Rowing is the governing body for the sport of Rowing. It is responsible for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain, and for participation in and the development of Rowing and Indoor Rowing in England.
British Shooting is the National Governing Body for shooting para sport.
British Sledge Hockey Association
The main objectives of the British Sledge Hockey Association (BSHA) are to expand the number of teams active in the UK (and by association the number or participants), to re-introduce a national league and to develop the national team to ensure qualification for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
British Swimming is the national governing body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport.
British Triathlon is responsible for matters such as the Great Britain Elite, Paratriathlon and Age-Group Teams, British and International events, Anti-Doping and International Representation. British Triathlon also manages a number of services that are shared with the three Home Nations.
British Weight Lifting
British Weight Lifting (BWL) is the national body that governs Weightlifting and Paralympic Powerlifting in Great Britain.
British Wheelchair Basketball
British Wheelchair Basketball British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) is the national governing body for Wheelchair Basketball in the United Kingdom. BWB is the representative body of Wheelchair Basketball in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
GB Snowsport, formerly British Ski & Snowboard, commenced responsibility for Para Alpine Skiing, Para Nordic Skiing and Para Snowboard in July 2018. This followed the integration with British Parasnowsport which was previously operated by the charity Disability Snowsport UK.
Following Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympics in snowsports in PyeongChang, the target has now been set for Britain to become one of the world’s top five Parasnowsport nations by 2030.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited (GBWR) is the national governing body for Wheelchair Rugby in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a national member organisation of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF).
Goalball UK is the national body responsible for running Goalball in the UK, from grassroots to elite level.
The Royal Yachting Association
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft.
The Tennis Foundation is Great Britain’s leading Tennis charity and which manages the British Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programmes. The Tennis Foundation’s vision is a sport which is inclusive and accessible to every kind of community. It works closely with the Lawn Tennis Association and a range of partners from across all sectors to deliver this vision.
The British Disabled Fencing Association
The British Disabled Fencing Association (BDFA) is the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Fencing in Great Britain. It is an associate member of British Fencing.
The British Equestrian Federation
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is the national governing body for horse sports in the UK, affiliated to the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of Equestrian sports.
The British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities
The British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities (BTTAD) is the national governing body for disability Table Tennis in Great Britain. It works in coordination with the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA), the governing body of Table Tennis in England, to administer, market and develop the sport.
The Football Association (FA) was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game of Football in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game in England and is responsible for developing and regulating the game at all levels from grassroots to international.
Volleyball England is the recognised national governing body for Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball in England. Volleyball England is responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of Volleyball across England.
National Disability Sport Organisations
Disability Sport Wales
Disability Sport Wales (DSW) is recognised by the Welsh Government as its lead organisation for the development of sport and physical activities for disabled people.
Disability Sports Northern Ireland
Disability Sports Northern Ireland (DSNI) is Northern Ireland’s main disability sports organisation and is recognised by Sport Northern Ireland as the key body responsible for the development of sport and physical recreation for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
Scottish Disability Sport
Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the governing and co-coordinating body of all sports in Scotland for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability.
Activity Alliance (formerly EFDS) is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England.
Home Country Elite Disability Sport Organisations
The British Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (BALASA) was born out of the amalgamation of three different associations: the British Amputee Sports Association (BASA), the British Les Autres Sports Association (BLASA) and the British Amputee and Les Autres Sports Federation (BALASF).
British Blind Sport
British Blind Sport (BBS) aims to ensure that sport and leisure facilities are accessible to every blind or partially sighted person in the UK, with the intention of improving their physical health and self esteem.
Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) promotes and seeks to increase sport and physical recreational opportunities for disabled people and especially those who have cerebral palsy.
UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) was established in 1980. It’s mission is to encourage the development of sustainable, integrated quality sports provision for people with learning disability from grass roots through to elite level.
WheelPower (the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation) provides opportunities for disabled men, women and children to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport.