A National Sport Governing Body (NSGB) is an organization that governs and administers a sport on a national scale. All NSGB’s must demonstrate that it has an appropriate constitutional structure and control the environment of its sport. A recognised NSGB is responsible for the following:
The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation provides financial and advisory support to National Sports Governing Bodies to assist them with their sports development programmes. Department assistance is also provided to maximize sports participation and to encourage the pursuit of athletic excellence among their elite athletes.
In order to be eligible for support, all National Governing Bodies must meet the criteria with this NSGB Recognition Policy.