British Wrestling (BWA) is the National Governing Body for wrestling in the UK, including the Olympic and Commonwealth styles of wrestling and other styles within the remit of United World Wrestling, as well as other indigenous forms of wrestling.
The British Wrestling Association Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in 2008. It has, as its voting members, the three English regions (North, Midlands and South) and the home countries of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. British Wrestling has a network of clubs, coaches and individual members across the voting members providing access to the sport throughout Britain.
British Wrestling represents Great Britain internationally and is a member of United World Wrestling, the British Olympic Association and the Commonwealth Games Council. British Wrestling is recognised by Sport England and UK Sport and operates as both the British and English governing body enabling synergy of effort to support and govern wrestling.
British Wrestling owns and manages the British Wrestling Academy based in Salford. In addition to being the head office for the small British Wrestling professional workforce, the Academy has two wrestling mats, a fully equipped strength and conditioning area, a sauna and changing facilities.
Wrestling has a proud reputation as an inclusive, accessible and diverse sport attracting participants, volunteers and fans from a variety of backgrounds including ethnically diverse communities and lower socio-economic groups (LSEG). British Wrestling is committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of the sport and where necessary will
specifically address inequalities identified in the sports pathway