External organisations

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  • Created on: 15-04-15 17:40

UK Sport

UK Sport coordinates development of elite sport/provide support services 

Main aim: provide best sportsmen/women with the support they need to compete and win at highest level (olympics) 

  • work in partnership with home countries sports councils
  • encourage and develop higher standards of sporting excellence in UK
  • deliver success at olympics/paralympics
  • promotes ethically fair, drug-free sport/international inspiration
  • responsible for distributing exchequer funding and national lottery funding
  • 'no compromise' approach - targets resources at sports/athletes capable of winning medals
  • individual sports are allocated funding through WCPP
  • funding based on how well sports reach their medal targets
  • if sport fails to reach target - funding is reduced
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English Institute of Sport

The EIS is a nationwide network of support services - delivered from 9 regional multi-sport hub sites and a range of satellite centres

  • High quality facilities/coaches
  • Sports science support – biomechanics/ strength and conditioning/psychology/talent identification/physiology/performance analysis/ nutrition
  • Sports medicine – physiotherapy/soft tissue therapy
  • Performance lifestyle programme - offers performers career and education advice
  • Research and innovation
  • Athlete Zone
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National Governing Bodies

'the heart of identifying, developing and supporting elite-level performers'

They have a wide range of goals:

  • develop an accessible club structure
  • provide a competition structure for all levels of performance
  • develop TIPs
  • develop a coaching structure/qualifications to provide coaches for all levels
  • manage representative teams and entries to international competitions 
  • develop and manage performer-development strategies - WCPP/TASS
  • set a code of ethics for all involved in sport and manage child protection measures
  • enforce the rules/regulations of the sport
  • promote the sport
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Sport England

Sport England's major responsibilty is to develop participation in sport at grass roots level


  • start - get more people involved in sport
  • stay - retain people once they have begun in sport
  • succeed - allow individuals the potential for success
  • provide a seamless pathway from school-community-elite level/develop opportunities beyond school so children can move from school sport to community sport
  • work with sport coach UK and NGBs to ensure sufficient coaching resources are developed and employed 
  • work with sport NGBs to attract and retain more volunteers
  • work with NGBs to develop a modern, accessible sports club structure in each spor, and also develop multi-sports club were appropriate 
  • Whole sport plans - 4 year plan showing how a sport intends to achieve key objectives in terms of increasing particpation and success
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Sportscoach UK

aim to enhance the quality of coaching at all stages

provide active, skilled and qualified coaches to meet demand 

-> leads to sustained/increased participation

-> improved performances in sport underpinned by clear career structures from profeesional coaches

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British Olympic Association (BOA)

responsible for developing olympic developing olympic movement + spreading olympic message

provides extensive/wide-ranging support services to the selected athletes:

  • world-class training/preparation facilities
  • olympic passport scheme allows athletes access to  national/local sports centres at reduced costs/free of charge
  • performance lifestyle is a programme to help athletes balance all other aspects of life with sport
  • athlete medical scheme ensures athletes have access to best sports-specific medical advice
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  • raise funds from the private sector to provide financial assistance to Britain's amateur sportsmen/women

Exchequer funding 

  • raised from general taxation
  • provides money to UK Sport to develop participation and performance levels


  • talented athlete scholarship scheme is a government-funded programme
  • partnership between sport and higher/further education
  • provides 16-24yr olds with coaching, strength & conditioning training, physiotherapy
  • support for competition and training expenses

National Lottery funding

  • distributes funds to sport as one of four 'good causes'
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