National governing bodies of sport links


Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) – The ABAE is the only national governing body for boxing recognised by Sport England. It is responsible for the governance, development and administration of boxing in schools, clubs and competition. It also represents England as a member of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the European Boxing Council (EUBC). As a national governing body, the ABAE is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of amateur boxing throughout the country. 

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 right the way through to individual members and volunteers.

British Fencing – British Fencing the governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing in Britain.

British Rowing – British Rowing is the governing body in England for the sport of rowing. It is responsible for the development and organisation of international rowing teams representing Great Britain. Scottish Rowing (formerly SARA) and the Welsh Amateur Rowing Association (WARA) oversee governance in their respective countries, organise their own teams for the Home International Regatta and input to the GB team organisation.

England Athletics – England Athletics is the national governing body of athletics in England, developing and promoting the sport across the country.

England Handball – England Handball is the national governing body for handball and beach handball in England. It is responsible for the administration, promotion and development of the sport in England.

England Table Tennis Association (ETTA) – ETTA  is the governing body of table tennis in England. Its is responsible for representing, coordinating, administering, regulating, promoting, marketing and developing the sport in England.

The Rugby Football League (The RFL) – The RFL is the governing body for professional rugby league football in England. It administers the England national rugby league team, the Challenge Cup, Super League and the Rugby League Championships. The social and junior game is administered in association with the British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA).

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) – The RFU is the national governing body of rugby union in England. It promotes and runs the sport, organises international matches for the England national team and educates and trains players and officials.

The Football Association (The FA) – The FA is the governing body of football in England. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest national football association and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in England. The FA sanctions all competitive football matches in England at national level, and indirectly at local level through the County Football Associations. It runs numerous competitions, the most famous of which is the FA Cup. It is also responsible for appointing the management of the men's, women's and youth national football teams.

UK Cheerleading Association – The UK Cheerleading Association (UKCA) is the governing body for cheerleading in the UK. It is the only official UK body to enter teams in the European Cheerleading Championships and the World Championships. There are over 23,000 cheerleaders in Britain registered with UKCA.

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