LO1- structures of sport




They are incharge of prromoting the governments policies, e.g. the sporting future strategy. They have 2 main agendas; promoting mass participation and developing sporting excellence. It supplies funding in order to fulfill these policies. They pass the funds down to sport england and UK sport who enforce the agendas. The DCMS were responsible for the 2012 olympic games and paralympic games.

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Department of Health

Department of Health-

They aim to help people have a higher quality of life and live longer. They help to recognise the importance of sports and exercise in chronic disease management. They train staff in sport and exercise medicine. Similar stratigies ae in place for scotland and wales.

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Department of Education

Department of Education-

They are responsible for the eduaction and childrens services in england. 

In terms of sports, they have responsibility for enforcing the governments policies and strategies in an educational setting. for example, in 2002 the DFE were responsible for the sucessful 'PE, school sports and club links (PESSCL)' strategy. recently the focus has shifted to primary PE lessons and sports premium. they use £150 million a year in the ams to improvve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools across england.

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an NGB (national governing body) is incharge of managing their specific sport. they have a number of roles and responsibilities. e.g. to increase paticipaion in their sports. they also set the rules and regulations including sanctioning and disciplinig of players. NGBs also organise competitions from grass roots to elite levels. they are responsible for the training of coaches and officals. they also fund facilities and equiptment.

examples of NGBs- british athletics, the fa, babminton england, england cricket board and british gymnastics.

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National disability sports organisations

Nation disabilty sports organisation-

They have responsibility for the expansion and marketing of sporting opportunities for specific disability groups.

examples of specific disability groups include; UK sports association for people with learning disability, wheelpower and Mencap sport england.

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National Lottery

National Lottery-

the money from the national lottery is distributed between 12 inderpendent organisations. in terms of sport, the national lottery funds sport england and UK sport. they use the money in order to achieve their specific agendas. 

28% of every pound goes towards a 'good cause' and one of which is sport.

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Sport England

Sport England-

this organisation aims to increase the participation in sport and physical activity. Sport england focuses on amatures, in contrast to UK sport. sport england is a key organisation responsible for deliving the 'sporting future strategy' which was brough about by the government.

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Youth sports trust

Youth sports trust-

this is a charity. they aim to get young people active through developing high quality of physical education and school sport programmes. tey work close with sport england to deliver programmes. a current sucessful campaign is 'this girl can' and 'the school games'

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UK sport

UK sport-

they ensure the development of elite level individuals in sport. They use £100 million a year of tax and national lottery funding to support the nations olympic and paralympic athletes in their pursuit of medals in international competetions. UK sport and NGBs work closely together to ensure that the support given operates s effectively as possible.

its accountable to the DCMS

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world class programme

world class programme-

UK sport created the world class programme to support eliet level athletes in the UK. it covers all winter and summer olympic and paralympic sports. it is delivered by the NGBs of the sports.

it has 2 levels:

podium- supports athletes with realistic medal winning chances in the next 4 years.

podium potential- supports athletes with realistic chances of winning a medal in the next 8 years.

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English institute of sport

English institute of sport- 

this organisation helps athletes to improve their sporting performance through the use of science, medicine, technology and engineering. its owned by UK sport and receives over £60 million every 4 years to provide service to elite athletes via the world class progamme. there is 9 high performance centres in england where it is delivered. 

examples of these centres include- loughborough uni and holme pierrepont.

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county sport partnerships

county sports partnerships-

their are 45 county sports partnerships in england.

they are networks of local agencies:

  • local authorities
  • NGBs
  • sports clubs
  • education
  • health care

all agencies work together to increase participation in sports and physical activity through delivering policies and initiatives.

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