Steering Groups

British Wrestling has a number of Steering Groups to support and guide the delivery of the strategic aims of the Association, current steering groups are:

Sport Technical Committee

The Sport Technical Committee is responsible for overseeing all sport technical matters including

  • Development of the competition calendar e.g. to ensure it is optimised, and the number, class and objectives of competitions.
  • Development of competition regulations and standards e.g. weight classes, organisation etc.
  • Development of rules for the provision of officials at competitions.
  • Support clubs in the format of their competitions.


  • Chair of the Committee (appointed by the Board);
  • CEO or an appropriate alternative member;
  • referee/official representative;
  • coach/membership representative;
  • talent pathway lead;
  • competition administration representative;
  • a representative of the Nations and Regions Associations;
  • safeguarding representative; and
  • the British Wrestling Association administrator.

International Relations Committee

The primary purpose of the group is to coordinate and develop relationships with the international federation, United World Wrestling (UWW), other national federations and individuals invovled in international wrestling. 

  • To advise the Board on international relations strategy
  • To oversee the budget for international relations and coordinate resultant activities
  • To put forward recommendations for international posts, having developed and maintained succession plans
  • To attend (or nominate other appropriate members to attend) relevant International Relations meetings on behalf of British Wrestling


  • Chair of the Group (appointed by the Board)
  • British Wrestling CEO
  • British Wrestling Performance Manager
  • International Officials Representative
  • Individuals holding positions in international wrestling

Performance Advisory Group

The primary purpose of the group is to advocate and oversee the successful development and implementation of the Performance Strategy for British Wrestling. It will ensure that British Wrestling delivers a performance pathway, based on ‘what it takes to win’, that is aligned across the sport and enables wrestlers to compete at the highest levels internationally.  

  • To provide internal strategic governance, cultural and accountability to the British Wrestling Board for Performance, ensuring compliance with British Wrestling policies and procedures   
  • To support the development of and provide advocacy for the British Wrestling’s Performance Strategy   
  • To monitor the implementation of the British Wrestling Performance Strategy and report on progress to the Board.   
  • To approve and review selection policies and monitor selection decisions against agreed policies.    
  • To ensure that pathway links between Clubs, Nation and Region Pathways and British Wrestling Pathway are effective and that the appropriate mechanisms are in place to support athlete transition.    
  • To conduct a quadrennial review after each Olympic Games   
  • To work with the Sport Technical Committee and across the sport to ensure coach and competition development align with the British Wrestling Performance Pathway    


  • Chair of the Group (appointed by the Board)
  • British Wrestling Performance Manager
  • British Wrestling CEO
  • 3 Performance Experts with experience in performance wrestling, talent/performance coaching, performance support, performance leadership and/or culture development 
  • UK Sport Performance Advisor 
  • Senior Athlete Representative active in the performance programme in the last two years 
  • Junior Athlete Representative currently in the talent programme

Equality and Diversity Group

The primary purpose of the group is to assist British Wrestling in promoting and achieving equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all its business undertakings including the governance and development of the sport at regional/local level.  

  • To promote equality, diversity and inclusion through campaigns, education and partnerships 
  • To provide support to the Board and Executive including policy development, and raising of standards in practice at all levels and roles in the game 
  • To review the progress and challenges for British Wrestling, key stakeholders, membership and wider sport in relation to EDI plans, culture and change, and recommend actions and improvements for the Board and other parties to adopt  


The Group will ordinarily consist of between six and eight members recruited through open advert and two ex-officio positions: 

  • British Wrestling Board Diversity Champion
  • CEO or an appropriate member of the British Wrestling executive