Last Updated: 1st April 11am
British Wrestling is working hard to support clubs and coaches during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are working closely with Sport England and other Home Nation Sports Councils, the Sport and Recreation Alliance and other national governing bodies to ensure that we keep you up to date with the situation and the support available as it becomes clear.
It is our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our membership and staff. As such, in line with government and public health authority guidelines, we wish to protect the health of all individuals by minimising in-person meetings. We will continue to provide an uninterrupted service where possible whilst our staff are now all working remotely. If you have any queries you can contact us on the usual numbers and email addresses.
While the situation with the Coronavirus is continuing we are looking to support our clubs as best we can. Below are links to various areas of support from both Government and Sport England:
We are starting to collate funding opportunities available to clubs across the country on a separate post here.
Sport England have outlined their priorities during the pandemic:
The link below outlines how they aim to achieve this and provides details of available funds to support the sector. Small grants have been opened to accommodate issues created by the coronavirus. If you have any questions or would like support in applying for this please get in touch with us at British Wrestling.
sportscotland are providing guidance and support through a webpage dedicated to clubs and community organisations. sportscotland recognise that the crisis is putting a real financial strain on many sports organisations. Scottish Government and sportscotland are committed to working together to support the sporting system through this difficult time.
SportNI is committed is providing support to the sector to ensure that it comes through this period in as strong a position as possible.
In addition SportNI is doing everything it can to encourage people to stay active, where it is possible, and to follow the Public Health Agency guidance.
The link below is the key information provided by SportNI.
Sport Wales is coordinating support available for clubs and individuals across Wales, you can find this information via the link below.
The Sport and Recreation Alliance work on behalf of the sport and recreation sector to lobby government. They are working to gain clarity for the sector on support announced by the government. The link below provides advice on how clubs may be able to claim relief from the government, this article will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
Club Matters is here to help by giving you some tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning and working with your members and customers! They are continuing to add new resources to help clubs through this challenging time so keep checking back for more.
We thank all our clubs for following current government guidance and to those volunteers from the wrestling family working in the NHS for their hard work. If at any time you have concerns or feel British Wrestling should be doing something more to help the wrestling family then please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.