National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs)

National Governing Bodies (NGBs) are at the heart of the Sport England's vision to create a world leading community sport system, with more people playing sport. They provide a range of services for players, clubs, coaches and volunteers and are responsible for the governance, development and promotion of their sport across the nation.

Sport England helps fund NGB's to deliver their three outcomes - grow, sustain and excel - in the last funding round this was in the region of £450 million.

Investment into NGBs for the 2009-2011 funding period will continue, with NGBs remaining at the heart of the new youth and community sport unveiled in January 2012. This continued funding into the networks of community clubs, coaches and volunteers of up to 46 governing bodies will ensure the approach to increaing levels of participation adopted in the 2009-2013 Whole Sport Plans (WSP)  continues for the next cycle. 

How were the 46 NGBs selected?

The main criteria were:

  • an Olympic or Paralympic sport, or
  • already designated as a development sport by Sport England, or
  • more than 75,000 people in England participating in that sport (Active People)

What next?

Each sport is now in the process of preparing their 2013-2017 WSPs. This will consider how well they are currently performing based on their 2009-2013 and success measured, in part, through the Active People survey.

What's happening locally?

Sport Cheshire, as the local County Sports Partnership for Cheshire & Warrington, plays a key role in helping NGBs work with local partners to make the most of local opportunities and help them to deliver their 09-13 plans. Those NGB‟s who are most proactive and engaged in making sport happen (and increasing participation) across Cheshire & Warrington include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Swimming and Tennis.

For more information in relation to each NGBs 2009-2013 Whole Sport Plans, how they are progressing or simply to find our more on how to get involved, then please visit SPORTS