About British Wrestling

The British Wrestling Association Ltd (BWA) controls the Olympic sport of wrestling in the UK. The BWA is in turn affiliated to the world governing body, United World Wrestling (UWW). This allows our top wrestlers to compete in international competition such as the European and World Championships and, subject to qualification, the Olympic Games.

The BWA Board, which is made up of openly-appointed independent Directors and Directors appointed from each Home Nation, governs the sport in the UK. England is divided into three regions: the other Home Nations are Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Financial support for Wrestling, from Government Exchequer and National Lottery funding, may be granted by Home Nation Sports Councils

The BWA has a modern constitution and policies including Anti-Doping, Equality and Safeguarding. We welcome all to participate and become members of our Association – irrespective of age, gender, creed, ethnicity or ability.

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