Directory of national governing bodies of sport

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Athletics
England Athletics

Association Football
The Football Association

Badminton
Badminton England

Basketball
England Basketball

Boxing
The Amateur Boxing Association of England

Cycling
British Cycling

Fencing
British Fencing 

Gymnastics
British Gymnastics 

Netball
England Netball

Rowing
British Rowing 

Swimming
Amateur Swimming Association 

Tennis
Lawn Tennis Association
 

 



England Athletics

England Athletics is the body responsible for the governance of athletics in England.

Formed in 2005, England Athletics has a central team that manages the international track and field teams, distribution of kit and country-wide champsionships. It also employs club and coach support officers who provide support and resource at a local level. For more information, go the the Your area page of the England Athletics website.

Website address - www.englandathletics.org

Email address - info [at] englandathletics [dot] org

Telephone no. - 0121 713 8499

Address - England Athletics, Athletics House, Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 8AJ

StreetGames resource - Athletics Activators

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The Football Association

The FA was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.

Website address - www.thefa.com

Email address - Via The FA Contact Us form

Telephone no. - 020 7745 4545

Address - The FA, 25 Soho Square, London, W1 4FA

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Badminton England

Badminton England is the sport's governing body in England. Based at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, it provides a structure for the sport from board and council, senior management, specialist staff at headquarters, county associations and clubs, through to individual members and volunteers.

Website address - www.badmintonengland.co.uk

Email address - enquiries [at] badmintonengland [dot] co [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 01908 268 400

Address - National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LA

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England Basketball

Founded in 1936 as the EBBA, England Basketball, as it is now known, is the governing body for all basketball in England. A non-profit making organisation, it is an association of member clubs and players, who elect an Executive Board (comprising of directors) to administer its affairs.

England Basketball has a regional structure based on the ten English Sports Council Regions.

Website address - www.englandbasketball.com

Email address - info [at] englandbasketball [dot] com

Telephone no. - 0114 223 5693

Address - England Basketball, PO Box 3971, Sheffield, S9 9AZ

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The Amateur Boxing Association of England

Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABAE) is the sport's national governing body. It also represents England as a member of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the European Amateur Boxing Association (EABA).

As a national governing body, the ABAE is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of amateur boxing throughout the country.

Website address - www.abae.co.uk

Email address - Via the ABAE contact us page

Telephone no. - 0114 2235654

Address - The Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd, The English Institute of Sport - Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

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England & Wales Cricket Board

The England and Wales Cricket Board was established on 1 January 1997 as the single national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales. It has its headquarters at Lord’s, the home of cricket.

Website address - www.ecb.co.uk

Email address - Via the ECB Contacts page.

Telephone no. - 020 7432 1200

Address - The England and Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ

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British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling in the UK. Its aim is to inspire participation in cycling as a sport, recreation and sustainable transport through achieving worldwide success.

Website address - www.britishcycling.org.uk

Email address - info [at] britishcycling [dot] org [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 0161 274 2000

Address - Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ

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Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP)

EMDP is the lead national governing body for exercise, movement and dance. It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development of exercise, movement and dance provision throughout the UK.

Website address - www.emdp.org

Email address - info [at] emdp [dot] org

Telephone no. - 01403 266000

Address - 1 Grove House, Foundry Lane, Horsham West Sussex, RH13 5PL

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UK Cheerleading Association.

The United Kingdom Cheerleading Association (UKCA) is the national governing body for cheerleading, which includes the unique brand of Street Cheer.

UKCA provides a distinct pathway to competition at both European and international levels for its elite athletes, whilst actively supporting and developing cheerleading participation at a grassroots level.

As a National Event Producer, Coaching Course Provider and CheerMark Club Accreditor, UKCA provides access to the 'Sport of Smiles' across all age groups, abilities and demographics.

Website address - www.ukca.org.uk

Email address - enquiries [at] ukca [dot] org [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 01625 838 557

Address - UKCA, Fence House, Fence Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1LT

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British Fencing

As the national governing body for fencing in the UK, British Fencing's aim is to create a world-leading fencing family - providing opportunities to start, stay and succeed in fencing.

Website address - www.britishfencing.com

Email address - headoffice [at] britishfencing [dot] com

Telephone no. - 020 8742 3032

Address -  1 Baron's Gate, 33 Rothschild Rd., London W4 5HT

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British Gymnastics.

British Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the UK. It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing levels and quality of provision across a range of disciplines.

Website address - www.british-gymnastics.org

Email address - Via British Gymnastics Contacts Us

Telephone no. - 0845 1297129

Address - British Gymnastics, Ford Hall, Lilleshall NSC, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9NB

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The England Handball Association

The England Handball Association is the national governing body for handball and beach handball in England.

The England Handball Association is affiliated to the British Handball Association.

Website address - www.englandhandball.com

Email address - office [at] englandhandball [dot] com

Telephone no. - 0161 707 8983 

Address - Unit G3, Barton Hall Estate, Hardy Street, Eccles, Manchester, M30 7NB

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England Netball

England Netball is the governing body for netball. It has 75,000 affiliated members and estimates at least one million women play the sport every week.

Website address - www.englandnetball.co.uk

Email address - info [at] englandnetball [dot] co [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 01462 442344

Address - Netball House, 9 Paynes Park, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1EH

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British Rowing

British Rowing is the governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water). It is responsible for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain, and for participation in and development of rowing and indoor rowing in the UK.

Website Address - www.britishrowing.org

Email Address - info [at] britishrowing [dot] org

Telephone No. - 020 8237 6700

Address - 6 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DJ

StreetGames resource - Rowing participation and social class

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Rugby Football League

The Rugby Football League, as the governing body for rugby league in the UK, is committed to managing, developing and promoting rugby league and providing high-quality services for the rugby league community.

Website address - www.therfl.co.uk

Email address - enquiries [at] rfl [dot] uk [dot] com (enquiries [at] rfl [dot] uk [dot] com)

Telephone no. - 0844 477 7113

Address - Rugby Football League, Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds, LS17 8NB

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Rugby Football Union

The Rugby Football Union is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, and counts 1,900 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership.

Website address - www.rfu.com

Email address - enquiries [at] therfu [dot] com

Telephone no. - 0871 222 2120

Address - Rugby Football Union, Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7BA

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Amateur Swimming Association

The ASA has been in existence since 1869. It was the first governing body of swimming to be established in the world and today remains the English national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water, and synchronised swimming.

Website address - www.swimming.org/asa

Email address - customerservices [at] swimming [dot] org

Telephone no. - 01509 618 700

Address - SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3QF

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English Table Tennis Association

As the national governing body for the sport of table tennis in England, the English Table Tennis Association works to create opportunities for all to enjoy the sport of table tennis, to stay in the sport and achieve their full potential.

Website address - www.englishtabletennis.org.uk

Email address -  admin [at] etta [dot] co [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 01424 722525

Address - Queensbury House, Havelock Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HF

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Lawn Tennis Association

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the national governing body for British tennis and is based at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Website address - www.lta.org.uk

Email address - info [at] lta [dot] org [dot] uk

Telephone no. - 020 8487 7000

Address - Lawn Tennis Association, National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JQ

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