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Facilities 1 - National Sports Centres and Funding
As well as talent and hard work, what do our top class performers need to be successful?
Use the 'Post-It' exercise to note down your ideas.
National Sports Centres
There are five National Sports Centres run by Sport England.

      Bisham Abbey


      Holme Pierrepoint

      Plas-Y -Brenin

      Sheffield  (English Institute of Sport)
Each centre has the best facilities, expertise and equipment for their particular sports.  
Top performers can access expert  help and advice. Many centres have nutritionalists, sports injury and rehabilitation centres and physiological testing equipment.
They also provide accommodation so that our top performers can train and compete.

v      Task  1
Use the link to find out more about each National Sports Centre and then complete the dustbin game.
The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield is the newest centre, opened in December 2003. It is one of the country's most impressive indoor facilities. Use the following link to complete a virtual tour of their facilities

v      Task 2
Look at the EISS web page. Find two stories about how they are helping our top class performers. Write a short newspaper article about one of the stories you have found.
National Lottery
'Over 280,000 grants have been awarded from The National Lottery, totalling over 20 billion and benefitting all sorts of people and organisations across the UK.' National Lottery 2008  Sports is one of the good causes to receive funding.

v      Task 3
Use the web link below to find out how much lottery money has been given to sport in your local authority.

v      Task 4
Sport England is the main distributers of National Lottery funding. Use the link below to find out who is eligible for funding, how you apply and how much money you can bid for.
Find an example of a sports project that has received funding in your area.


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