National Governing Bodies of Sport

National Governing Bodies (NGBs) are key to developing a successful sporting nation. We work with NGBs to ensure everything is in place to develop the next crop of welsh sporting talent.

Key to this success are talented coaches, appropriate competition and access to first class support services such as sports science.

Here at Sport Wales we strive to become a nation of champions, our work with NGBs is crucial in achieving that aim.

To find out more about welsh national governing bodies, check out their websites.

How do we recognise sports and national governing bodies

So how do we recognise sports and national governing bodies of sport? Find out how here.

How we invest in governing bodies

We invest in our national governing body partners to ensure we achieve our joint aims. To ensure value for money we measure partners performance against a number of key targets including governing body membership and number of active coaches and officials.

Please find a copy of our Investment Principles here.

The level of funding provided to National Governing Bodies in 2015/16 and 2016/17 was as follows

Chairs' Forum

The Chairs' Forum is an informal network for Chairs' of NGBs of recognised sports in Wales. It is open to all NGB Chairs'.  

The aim of the forum is to develop the skills of NGB Chairs' and set up a support network where we can share good practice and learn from each other for the benefit of sport in Wales.   

To access the Forum click here.

Guidance on instructing law firms 

We recognise instructing law firms can be a challenging task. We have worked alongside Sport England, Sport and Recreation Alliance and in collaboration with the legal panel firms to produce guidance on how to instruct firms.

This guidance will help you be effective for your organisation and get good value for money from your lawyers. You will be able to understand:

  • how to assess if you need a lawyer or not to help with an issue;
  • what basic information to provide your lawyer with from the outset to ensure bespoke and direct advice can be provided;
  • the questions you need to ask your lawyer to ensure you are clear on their process and costs;
  • what you can expect from your lawyer.

As part of the guidance we have also developed a template instructing form for you to fill in and use when you contact one of the panel firms.