Governing bodies are an essential element of Scottish sport, and one that sportscotland recognises and values. For further information on sportscotland’s work with SGBs and investment figures please see our Annual Report.
A Scottish Governing Body (SGB) (National Governing Body (NGB in England, Northern Ireland and Wales) is an organisation that governs and administers a sport on a national basis, whether that is for the whole of the United Kingdom (i.e. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), for Great Britain (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales) or for one of the Home Countries individually. An NGB operating in Northern Ireland may operate on an All-Ireland or Ulster Provincial basis. Traditionally SGBs are described as the custodians and guardians of their sport.
A SGB would be expected to deliver the following functions within its area of jurisdiction:
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