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91 sports recognised with national status

91 sports recognised with national status
July 2, 2009

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) today announced two additions to National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) that will be recognised for the period fro 2009 to 2013.

As ASC Sport Performance and Development Director, Greg Nance explains “Oceania Muaythai Federation and Australian Baton Twirling Association were awarded NSO status after the ASC’s quadrennial assessment process.

“Having NSO status is mandatory to be eligible for ASC funding but does not automatically result in financial backing. Neither new NSO was allocated funding.”

High performance sport funding is also usually determined every four years, however this cycle has been delayed until after the Independent Sport Panel, headed by businessman David Crawford, completes its review of the Australian sports system.

In the interim, Sports Minister Kate Ellis announced $12.6 million funding in November last year to provide high performance sport funding until June, 2010. This additional support provides sports with security and certainty to plan for the 2009/10 financial year.

 Nance added "in addition to being eligible for ASC funding, recognised NSOs have the potential to receive ASC support.

“This ranges from accessing national coaching and officiating schemes to seeking approval for displaying the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on national uniforms.”

Two other submissions for NSO status, from Aiki-Kai Australia and Sports Shear Australia Association, did not meet the criteria.

The assessment process confirmed 91 NSOs, including eight for athletes with a disability. Recognition for Indoor Sports Australia was withdrawn due to the merger of indoor cricket operations with Cricket Australia.

Nance concluded “NSO recognition means the organisation has pre-eminent responsibility for the development of the sport in Australia and is accountable for providing technically and ethically sound programs, policies and services.

“The ASC requires NSOs to have a minimum three-year strategic plan plus compliant governance structures, anti-doping policies and member protection frameworks.”

New applications for NSO recognition are considered twice annually, with organisations that are accepted later in the four-year cycle receiving benefits for the balance of the period.

The sports are:

Archery Australia (F)
Athletics Australia (F)
Australian Baseball Federation (F)
Australian Baton Twirling Association (R)
Australian Biathlon Association (R)
Australian Billiards & Snooker Council (R)
Australian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (R)
Australian Calisthenics Federation (R)
Australian Canoeing (F)
Australian Dragon Boat Federation (R)
Australian Eightball Federation (R)
Australian Fencing Federation (F)
Australian Floorball Association (R)
Australian Flying Disc Association (R)
Australian Football League (F)
Australian Handball Federation (R)
Australian Ice Racing (F)
Australian International Shooting (F)
Australian Ju-jitsu Federation (R)
Australian Karate Federation (F)
Australian Kung Fu Wu Shu Federation (R)
Australian Lacrosse Association (F)
Australian Parachute Federation (R)
Australian Paralympic Committee (F)
Australian Polo Council (R)
Australian Rugby League (F)
Australian Rugby Union (F)
Australian Underwater Federation (R)
Australian University Sport (F)
Australian Volleyball Federation (F)
Australian Water Polo (F)
Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (F)
Australian Weightlifting Federation (F)
Australian Wrestling Union (F)
Badminton Australia (F)
Basketball Australia (F)
Bicycle Motocross Australia (F)
Bocce Federation of Australia (F)
Bowls Australia (F)
Boxing Australia (F)
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (F)
Cricket Australia (F)
Croquet Australia (R)
Cycling Australia (F)
Dancesport Australia (R)
Darts Federation of Australia (R)
Diving Australia (F)
Equestrian Federation of Australia (F)
Football Federation Australia (F)
Gaelic Football & Hurling Association of Australasia (R)
Golf Australia (F)
Gridiron Australia (R)
Gymnastics Australia (F)
Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (R)
Hockey Australia (F)
Ice Hockey Australia (R)
Ice Skating Australia (R)
Judo Federation of Australia (F)
Modern Pentathlon Australia (R)
Motorcycling Australia (F)
National Campdraft Council of Australia (R)
Netball Australia (F)
Oceania Muaythai Federation (R)
Orienteering Australia (F)
Polocrosse Association of Australia (F)
Pony Club Australia (F)
Powerlifting Australia (R)
Rowing Australia (F)
Skate Australia (F)
Ski & Snowboard Australia (F)
Softball Australia (F)
Squash Australia (F)
Surf Life Saving Australia (F)
Surfing Australia (F)
Swimming Australia (F)
Synchronised Swimming Australia (R)
Table Tennis Australia (F)
Tennis Australia (F)
Tenpin Bowling Australia (F)
The Gliding Federation of Australia (R)
Touch Football Australia (F)
Triathlon Australia (F)
Yachting Australia (F)

NSOs for People with a disability

AUSRAPID (F)
Australian Athletes with a disability (F)
Australian Blind Sport Federation (F)
Deaf Sports Australia (F)
Disabled Wintersport Australia (F)
Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia (F)
Special Olympics Australia (F)
Transplant Australia (F)

•F - receives sport development and/or high performance sport funding
•R - recognised NSO, not funded for sport development or high performance sport

18th November 2008 - ASC WELCOMES FUNDING BOOST FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT 

12th May 2008 - LABOR CHARTS NEW DIRECTION FOR AUSTRALIAN SPORT 


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