• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Local and National Provision - UK

Extracts from this document...


Local and National Provision In England, we find that the national and local provision for sport from most, if not all, perspectives. There are numerous organisations that aid one towards a life of success in sports, whether it is in badminton or basketball (which, by the way, are my two chosen sports for assessment). These organisations and bodies cover every type of person possible, regardless of race, gender, religion or even physical disabilities one may or may not have. The biggest and most recognised of these such organisations and bodies is Sport England. Sport England advises, invests in and promotes community sport to create an active nation. It does a lot when it comes to encouraging people to get involved with sport and physical activity. They distribute funding and invest in a range of sporting projects, including the Active England fund. According to Sport England, there are two funding streams: National Investment - Sport England invests in and works with a range of national partners, including national governing sports bodies, prioritising funds on 31 sports, comprising 10 UK priority, 10 English priority and 11 development sports. ...read more.


This is very vital because it ensures all levels of skill and ability to be developed. Grass-roots will definitely be covered here without a doubt. They also have their Continuing Professional Development programme (CPD), also known as National PE and School Sport Professional Development Programme, managed by the Consortium Management Group, which consists of the Youth Sport Trust, Association for PE (AfPE), and Sports Coach UK (SCUK). The aims of this programme are obvious when one reads the name: to enhance and improve the quality of teaching of PE and sport within and beyond the curriculum of schools and centres. Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM): - ISRM, a registered charity, is the only national professional body for those involved exclusively in providing, managing, operating and developing sport and recreation services in the United Kingdom. The ISRM tries to promote professionalism in the management of sport and recreation services, ensuring that the benefits of sport and physical activity can be delivered effectively through the professional, safe and efficient management and development of sport and recreation facilities and services. ...read more.


For the disabled, we have the English Federation of Disability Sport, whose mission is to be the 'united voice of disability sport seeking to promote inclusion and achieve equality of sporting opportunities for disabled people. Since my chosen sport for evaluation is basketball, I will also briefly cover the provisions in England for potential basketball players. The most renowned association is England Basketball. They aim to govern and enhance the sport of basketball in England, through encouraging participation amongst everyone, from the fit to the disabled, and to eventually lift the performance and quality of basketball throughout England. Working with Sport England, is Basketball Coaches Association (BCA), who specialise in training good coaches and improving the quality of education and training in basketball. What they basically want to do is improve coaches all around the UK. And, specifically aimed at grassroots, is the Mini-Basketball organisation. This is aimed at children aged 12 and below, the rules having been simplified. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Sport and society

    Additionally it can produce local people into top professional athletes such as Martin Rooney who was a member at Croydon Harriers., who ran in the commonwealth games in Australia. When local clubs produce a player like this it gives the area a good reputation and attracts more players into joining that club, giving the community a good sense of well-being.

  2. The scale of the sport and its contribution to the UK economy

    Table 1.2 Most popular sports amongst women 2002 Sport Percentage Keep fit/yoga 16% Swimming 15% Cycling 6% Task 2 - Organisation and Funding at Grassroots level There are many similarities in terms of the game, between football and hockey. So this has some effect on the organisation of both.

  1. Free essay

    sociology and its application to sport

    Discuss the application of sociological theories of sport The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline of sociology that looks at the relationship between sport and society. Sport is a part of life; it has been created, shaped and sustained by members of societies.

  2. local and national provision for boxing

    At the end of each year the money from these investments is then returned to selected Associations, Divisions, clubs and members in the form of one off grants. During the Season 2007 / 2008 the Boxing Foundation will distribute �25,000 and will support applications for: -The delivery of coaching course from assistant coach to ABA coach.

  1. The Role And Development Of Women In Sport

    The theory of 'Constitutional Overstrain' had a massive effect on the social aspects of life in the 19th century. Relationships in the 19th century, between men and women were seen as reciprocal partnerships, in which each sex had a definite, defined role.

  2. Local and National Provision of Basketball.

    Haringey has six of these basketball clubs for boys and one of these for girls and anyone can turn up for the regular club 'try-outs'. Furthermore, Club players participate in borough tournaments eg Haringey has its own basketball league called 'The Haringey League' which caters for both boy's and girl's

  1. Defining Leisure and Recreation.

    It is also non-dependent on anyone else whereas going to a restaurant would involve other people. A quote from Kaplan in 1975, says, 'Activity voluntarily engaged in during leisure and motivated by the personal satisfactions which result from it...a tool for mental and physical therapy.'

  2. Contemporary studies in physical education.

    certificate in coaching football, the course can be taken by anyone over the age of 16 and is an intensive 20 hour course that involves the person dealing with practical coaching, child protection, emergency first aid, over use injuries, child development and growth spurts.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work