National Governing Body List and Contacts

What is a Governing Body?

Governing bodies are an essential element of sport. A National Governing Body (NGB) is an organisation that governs and administers a sport on a national basis, whether that is for the whole of the United Kingdom (i.e. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), for Great Britain (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales) or for one of the Home Countries individually. An NGB operating in regulated sports are represented at a National and County level by NGB staff. Traditionally NGBs are viewed as the custodians and guardians of their sport.

An NGB would be expected to deliver the following functions within its area of jurisdiction:

  • Control and regulate the environment of its sport.
  • Administer the practice and participation of its sport.
  • Develop its sport.
  • Influence both its members and organisations of which it is a member (for example, international bodies).

To be able to deliver the functions, a recognised NGB is likely to undertake the following activities:

  • Prepare and implement a vision and strategic plan for its sport and determine how it will be implemented nationally, regionally and locally.
  • Promote its sport.
  • Manage the rules and regulations of its sport, including anti-doping, child protection and equality.
  • Implement a governance framework for its sport.
  • Administer officials of its sport.
  • Assist with potential funding for capital and revenue projects.
  • Offer an affiliation and accreditation process.
  • Establish and maintain links with the international governing body / federation.
  • Encourage and grow participation.
  • Develop coaches, athletes, officials and participants.
  • Organise and host competitions.

Please find below a list of recognised NGB’s and their key contacts:

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SportNGBCounty OrganisationNGB Contact
AthleticsEngland AthleticsNorthern AthleticsHiedi Bradley – Club Support Manager
ArcheryArchery GB  Yorkshire Archery Association  Enquiries
BadmintonBadminton World Federation (BWF)   Badminton England  Yorkshire BadmintonEnquiries Contact
BaseballBaseball Softball UK    
BasketballBasketball England   Steward Kellett – Contact  
BocciaBoccia England   Chris Ratcliffe (Chief Executive Officer) – Contact  
BowlsBowls England                  Yorkshire Bowling Association  Alistair Hollis – Contact
Blind SportBritish Blind Sport   
AikidoBritish Aikido Board  Yorkshire Aikikai  Enquiries Contact    
American FootballBritish American Football Association  Yorkshire Academy of American FootballPete Ackerley – Contact  
Blind SportBritish Blind Sport   Enquiries Contact  
CanoeingBritish Canoeing   Contact  
CavingBritish Caving Association   Russell Myers – Secretary Contact  
CyclingBritish CyclingWe are cycling UKGeneral enquiries  
FencingBritish Fencing    Yorkshire FencingBritish Fencing -Contact     
Disability FencingBritish Disability Fencing  
British Disability Fencing Disability Fencing – Contact  
Equestrian SportsBritish Equestrian  North Yorkshire HorseContact  
GlidingBritish Gliding Association   British Hand Gliding and Paragliding Association  Yorkshire Gliding Club  Contact  
GymnasticsBritish Gymnastics  British Schools Gymnastics AssociationEmma Docherty – Contact  
HorseracingBritish Horseracing Authority Contact  
Ice SkatingBritish Ice Skating  North Yorkshire Ice-SkatingContact  
Ju-JitsuBritish Ju-Jitsu AssociationJitsu Foundation Yorkshire  Contact  
JudoBritish Judo Association  Yorkshire Judo   
KorfballEngland Korfball  
LacrosseEngland Lacrosse  
RowingBritish RowingYorkshire Rowing  Contact  
TriathlonBritish Triathlon Federation  British Triathlon – Yorkshire  Head Office Contact
CricketEngland and Wales Cricket Board  Yorkshire Cricket BoardRichard Wilkinson – Contact
BoxingEngland Boxing  England Boxing Regional Associations  Contact
GolfEngland Golf  Yorkshire Union of Golf clubs  Contact  
HandballEngland Handball Association   Luke Hornsley – Contact
HockeyEngland Hockey   England Ice Hockey Association  Yorkshire Hockey Association  Sally Mapley – Contact  
LacrosseEngland Lacrosse Contact  
NetballEngland Netball   International Netball Federation  North Yorkshire County Netball  Beccy Lewis – Contact
SquashEngland Squash & Racketball  
SnookerEngland Association of Snooker and Billiards    
BowlingEnglish Indoor Bowling Association   Contact  
PoolEnglish Pool Association  
ParalympicsBritish Paralympic Association  
PentathlonPentathlon GB Contact
FootballFederation of International Football Association (FIFA)   The football association (FA)  North Riding FA   
DanceEnglish Amateur Dancesport Association  
TennisLawn Tennis Association (LTA)  Yorkshire TennisPaul Sheard – Contact 
Table TennisTable Tennis England    
Rugby UnionRugby Football Union (RFU)      Yorkshire Rugby  Alex Bowden – Contact  
Rugby LeagueRugby Football League  Yorkshire Rugby   
Rugby – DisabilityGreat Britain Wheelchair Rugby  
SwimmingSwim EnglandYorkshire Swimming Association   
VollyballVolleyball England  Yorkshire Volleyball Association   North Riding Eagles Volleyball  Sue Storey – Contact
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