The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) was established in 1972 as an independent body to support and represent the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport and physical recreation in Wales. It acts in the national and international interests of all Welsh NGBs, from archery to yachting, and is actively involved with its governing body members in promoting a range of initiatives and good practice in areas such as equality and diversity, child protection and risk management.
We are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. We are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Assembly Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds to both elite and grassroots sport in Wales. We fully subscribe to the Welsh Assembly Government's vision for a physically active and sporting nation, as outlined in their strategies One Wales, Climbing Higher and Creating an Active Wales. We aim to not only improve the level of sports participation at grassroots level but also provide our aspiring athletes with the support required to compete successfully on the world stage.
WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.
The Institute Of Groundsman is the body representing groundsmen, of all kinds, and promoting the profession - to ensure quality surfaces for sport, leisure & recreation.