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Northern Ireland Federation Of Sub-Aqua Clubs
The NORTHERN IRELAND FEDERATION OF SUB-AQUA CLUBS (NIFSAC) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Sub Aqua in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. Sub Aqua is a broad term encompassing both recreational underwater activities such as recreational diving and snorkelling , and competitive underwater activities such as underwater hockey . It was formed in 1975 at the request of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
(now Sport Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
) to ensure that clubs affiliated to either the British Sub-Aqua Club
British Sub-Aqua Club
(BSAC) and the Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (English: Irish Underwater Council) (CFT) would be eligible to apply for its grants
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Football Association Of Wales
The FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES (Welsh : Cymdeithas Bêl-droed Cymru) (FAW) is the governing body of association football in Wales. It is a member of FIFA
FIFA
, UEFA
UEFA
and the IFAB . Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest national association in the world, and one of the four associations, along with the English Football Association , Scottish Football Association
Scottish Football Association
, Irish Football Association and FIFA, that make up the International
International
Football Association Board , responsible for the Laws of the Game . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Responsibilities * 3 Structure * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY The Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham
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The R&A
The ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST ANDREWS is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world. It is based in St Andrews , Fife
Fife
, Scotland
Scotland
, and is regarded as the worldwide "Home of Golf
Golf
". Formerly, it was also one of the governing authorities of the game, but in 2004 this role was handed over to a newly formed group of companies, collectively known as THE R&A. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Membership policy * 3 The R&A
The R&A
* 3.1 Committees of the R"> The clubhouse of the R&A. The organisation was founded in 1754 as the Society of St Andrews Golfers, a local golf club playing at St Andrews
St Andrews
Links , but quickly grew in importance. In 1834, King William IV became its patron and the club became known under its present name
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Scottish Football Association
The SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (also known as the SFA and the SCOTTISH FA), or Comann Ball-coise na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic , is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland . Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland , affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the " Scottish Football Union ", which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s. The Scottish Football Association sits on the International Football Association Board which is responsible for the laws of the game. The SFA is also a member of FIFA and founder member of UEFA . It is based at Hampden Park in Glasgow
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Irish Football Association
The IRISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (IFA) is the governing body for association football in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. It organised the Ireland national football team which, after 1921, became the Northern Ireland national football team . It should not be confused with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), the governing body in the Republic of Ireland . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Foundation of the IFA * 1.2 North/South Split and the foundation of the Football Association of Ireland * 2 Women\'s football * 3 Presidents * 4 Sponsors * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Original Irish FA crest FOUNDATION OF THE IFAThe IFA was formed in 1880 by seven football clubs mostly in the Belfast
Belfast
area, as the organising body for the sport across all of Ireland
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GB Boxing
GREAT BRITAIN BOXING is the team of elite amateur boxers from England, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
which is funded by the National Lottery and is based in the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield
Sheffield
. The Great British boxing team is split into two squads, the 'Podium' and 'Development', and the concept is that those of the 'Podium' are largely the current Olympians, the more experienced and accomplished of the elite of amateur boxing in Britain. Whereas the Development Squad focuses on developing the future generation of boxers for the 2020 Tokyo
Tokyo
Olympics and beyond. The British Boxing
Boxing
team has emerged as a 'force' in the amateur boxing game in recent years
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The Football Association
THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, also known simply as THE FA, is the governing body of association football in England, and the Crown dependencies of Jersey
Jersey
, Guernsey
Guernsey
, and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory. The FA sanctions all competitive football matches within its remit at national level, and indirectly at local level through the County Football Associations . It runs numerous competitions, the most famous of which is the FA Cup
FA Cup
. It is also responsible for appointing the management of the men\'s , women\'s , and youth national football teams
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England Golf
ENGLAND GOLF is the governing body for male and female amateur golf in England
England
. It represents over 1,900 golf clubs with over 740,000 members and is affiliated to The R&A
The R&A
, the joint global governing body of golf. It was formed in 2012 as a merger between the ENGLISH GOLF UNION, the governing body for men, and the English Women\'s Golf Association , the equivalent body for women. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Responsibilities * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe English Golf
Golf
Union was founded in 1924 and is based at the National Golf
Golf
Centre in Woodhall Spa
Woodhall Spa
, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
. It was run as a non-profit-making organisation and is funded mainly by affiliation fees paid by golfers as part of their club membership fee
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Scottish Handball Association
ASSOCIATION may refer to: Club (organization)
Club (organization)
Voluntary associations , groups of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose: * 501(c) non-profit organization (USA) * Alumni association
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Irish Rugby Football Union
The IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (IRFU) (Irish : Cumann Rugbaí na hÉireann) is the body managing rugby union in the island of Ireland (both Republic of Ireland
Ireland
and Northern Ireland
Ireland
). The IRFU has its head office at 10/12 Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road
and home ground at Aviva Stadium , where adult men's Irish rugby union international matches are played. In addition, the Union also owns Ravenhill in Belfast
Belfast
, Thomond Park in Limerick
Limerick
and a number of grounds in provincial areas that have been rented to clubs
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Scottish Rugby Union
The SCOTTISH RUGBY UNION (SRU), or Aonadh Rugbaidh na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
, is the governing body of rugby union in Scotland
Scotland
. It is the second oldest Rugby Union, having been founded in 1873, as the SCOTTISH FOOTBALL UNION. The SRU oversees the national league system, known as the Scottish League Championship . The SRU is headed by the President (Ed Crozier) and Chairman (Sir Moir Lockhead ), with Mark Dodson acting as the Chief Executive Officer. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 1873 — 1920s * 1.2 1990s — present * 1.3 Centenary celebrations * 2 Domestic Rugby * 2.1 Women\'s Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Academical Football Club ; West of Scotland F.C. ; University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club ; Royal High School FP ; Merchistonians ; Edinburgh
Edinburgh
University RFC ; and Glasgow University
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Rugby Football Union
The RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (RFU) is the governing body for rugby union in England. It was founded in 1871, and was the sport's international governing body prior to the formation of what is now known as World Rugby (WR) in 1886. It promotes and runs the sport, organises international matches for the England national team , and educates and trains players and officials. The RFU is an industrial and provident society owned by over 2,000 member clubs, representing over 2.5 million registered players, and forms the largest rugby union society in the world, and one of the largest sports organisations in England. It is based at Twickenham Stadium , London. In September 2010 the equivalent women's rugby body, the Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW), was able to nominate a member to the RFU Council to represent women and girls rugby. The RFUW was integrated into the RFU in July 2012
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British Judo Association
The BRITISH JUDO ASSOCIATION (BJA) is the governing body for the Olympic Sport of Judo
Judo
in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. There are 776.756 members (2015) The BJA represents the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
internationally and is a member of the International Judo
Judo
Federation , the European Judo
Judo
Union , the Judo
Judo
Confederation of the European Union
European Union
, the British Olympic Association , the Central Council of Physical Recreation , and the Commonwealth Judo
Judo
Association . It is recognised by the United Kingdom Sports Council , Sport England , Sport Wales
Sport Wales
, the Sports Council for Northern Ireland , Sport Scotland , and the British Olympic Association
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Great Britain Hockey
Field hockey
Field hockey
in Great Britain
Great Britain
is governed by Great Britain
Great Britain
Hockey. CONTENTS * 1 Great Britain
Great Britain
Super League * 2 Women\'s Great Britain
Great Britain
field hockey team wins historical Olympic Gold 2016 * 2.1 2009 men\'s teams * 2.2 2009 women\'s teams * 3 See also * 4 References GREAT BRITAIN SUPER LEAGUEThe Great Britain
Great Britain
Super League was established by Great Britain Hockey in 2007 as a showcase for British hockey talent. The 2007 men's and women's competitions were won by the Wessex Leopards, and the 2008 men's and women's competitions by the Saxon Tigers. The 2009 season features six men's teams and four women's teams. WOMEN\'S GREAT BRITAIN FIELD HOCKEY TEAM WINS HISTORICAL OLYMPIC GOLD 2016It was a cold and breezy day at Rio's Deodoro Park
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Badminton Wales
BADMINTON WALES (formerly WELSH BADMINTON CYMRU or WBC) is the national governing body for badminton in Wales
Wales
. Formed in 1928 as The Welsh Badminton
Badminton
Union, in 1934 it was one of the founder members of the Badminton
Badminton
World Federation . WBC became a member of the European Badminton
Badminton
Union in 1968 (now Badminton
Badminton
Europe ). Over 90 senior clubs are affiliated to Welsh Badminton
Badminton
Cymru, and its membership is nearly 4000. Wales
Wales
competes in the European Championships , World Championships , Commonwealth Games and the Thomas and Uber Cup World Team Championships
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Amateur Boxing Association Of England
ENGLAND BOXING, known until 2013 as the AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND, is the governing body of amateur boxing clubs in England
England
. There are separate organisations for Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
with boxing in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
being organised on an All-Ireland basis. The Association was founded in 1880. In 1881 it organised the first ABA Championships the following year. SEE ALSO * ABA Light-Middleweight Champions * ABA Middleweight Champions * ABA Light-Heavyweight Champions * ABA Cruiserweight Champions * ABA Heavyweight Champions * ABA Super Heavyweight Champions REFERENCES * ^ Riach, James (22 June 2015). "Why English amateur boxing has been left reeling by controversial rule". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2015. * ^ Charles Dickens (1908). "Boxing"
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