Making Disc Golf a recognised Sport

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andrewdouse
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Making Disc Golf a recognised Sport

Post by andrewdouse » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:12 pm

http://www.sportengland.org/about_us/ho ... ports.aspx

This is the Sport England websites page on 'recognised sports'
Disc golf isn't currently one of them.
What it requires is that the sports national governing body fills in a pre-application form.
The form involves questions about the governing body, and proof of its existence such as agm minutes, accounts etc.

Being recognised by Sport England sounds like a step in the right direction?
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Re: Making Disc Golf a recognised Sport

Post by bruce » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:22 am

In order to be recognised as a National Governing Body, you need memberships to the below levels (from Sport England's pre-application form):

• UK: 1,650
• Britain: 1,500
• England:750
• Scotland: 500
• Wales: 250
• Northern Ireland: 150

Which means that given that well in excess of 90% of our members live in England we'd have a significantly easier job getting recognition if we re-branded as the EDGA ;)
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