The Welsh Sports Association Ltd (WSA)
The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) was founded in 1972, initially as a sub committee of the Sports Council of Wales, but is now an independent body that represents and supports all of the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport and physical recreation in Wales. It became a company limited by guarantee on 2 June 2006 (company number 5835990).
Since its inception, the WSA has effectively been the 'umbrella' organisation for the NGBs of sport in Wales. Its members are primarily drawn from those governing bodies which, in the main, have traditionally been managed by volunteers. Moreover, the governing bodies have been the backbone of Welsh sport, discharging responsibility for administration, membership services, coach development, training of officials and domestic competition programmes up to national level.
The Association is actively involved with its member bodies, in promoting a range of initiatives and good practice in areas such as the Welsh language, child protection, risk management and insurance, equality and diversity, and enhanced commercial awareness.