Stay ahead of the game with the WSA’s member benefits.

The WSA offers a range of advocacy support and shared business services to ensure a stronger and more resilient sports sector in Wales.

There are two categories of membership:

Full Member

  1. Recognised National Governing Bodies or Groups (“NGB”) accepted into membership under the provisions of the Articles (with a National remit in Wales).
  2. Unaffiliated Organisations that are legally constituted not for profit bodies involved in the delivery of sport or active recreation in Wales and are not affiliated to an NGB.

From

£56

/year*

Associate Member

  1. Associate Members are public, private, commercial or voluntary organisations that play a role in sport, active recreation or community activity in Wales, regionally and locally and are not eligible to be Full Members.

From

£66

/year*

Add a Membership Plus to complete your membership.

Membership Plus is an extension to the current Welsh Sports Association (WSA) member benefits.

The Membership Plus packages provide cost-effective solutions, that aim to optimise organisational efficiency and capacity.  

Advocacy Plus*

£5,000

+ VAT

Bespoke WSA package available to WSA members, offering specific guidance and support in relation to Welsh Government & the Senedd. Offer to include:

  • Advocacy support to Senior Leadership team. Two development sessions available annually to offer political advice and support.
  • A bespoke monthly Advocacy report to match closely to your organisation’s strategic objectives.
  • Introduction to the online Politics training programme. Unlimited access for staff. An opportunity for the team to gain a solid grounding and understanding of sports policy in Wales, as well as the wider political landscape.
  • Advocacy Board Development briefings – two sessions annually to aid strategic development; including stakeholder mapping, support with policy and to feed into advocacy plan.
  • Account Management – Strategic advice and introductions to officials. Political briefing documents with proposed guest lists and suggestions to engage and embrace the wider sporting landscape in relation to Principle 7 of the Sport Wales Governance & Leadership Framework Wales.

Finance Plus*

£5,000

+ VAT

Confidential, professional hands-on bookkeeping service and support, designed for small to medium-sized organisations looking for support with financial compliance. Offer to include:

  • Annual review of Finance compliance against the Sport Wales capability framework
  • Processing Invoices
    • Up to 100 transactions/month & up to 2 Bank Account Reconciliations.
    • Credit control & debtors list
  • Management Accounts
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts, inclusive of financial summary report for board meetings
  • Statutory & Regulatory Filing**
    • Preparation of the annual unaudited full statutory financial statements.
    • Preparation of the annual filleted financial statements and their submission to the Registrar of Companies.
    • Preparation of the annual Corporation Tax, capital allowances and deferred tax computations.
    • Completion of the annual Company Tax Return and its submission to H. M. Revenue & Customs.
    • Completion of the annual Confirmation Statement and its submission to the Registrar of Companies.
  • Online Accountancy Package
    • QuickBooks Online Essentials and Plus package

* Additional Advocacy Support charged at £350 per day. Quote to be provided separately based on the organisational requirements.

* Additional Finance Support charged at £54.00 plus VAT per hour for VAT returns, £66.00 plus VAT per hour for Cash Flow Forecasts and Budgets, and £90.00 plus VAT per hour for Financial Audits. Quote to be provided separately based on the organisational requirements.
** Statutory & Regulatory filing completed by WSA partner Arthur Gait Chartered Accountants.

Compare our memberships

The WSA offers a range of advocacy support and shared business services to ensure a stronger and more resilient sports sector in Wales.

Please note the benefits available across the two categories of WSA membership:

Full Member Associate Member
Membership Access
- Voting and nomination rights at company meetings
- Full Members, & those that are Welsh Governing Bodies of Sport, are permitted to share their member benefits, with their own non-for-profit member clubs.
- The WSA member ‘Point of Contact’ & Chair of the Board receive access to the WSA live Business Continuity webinars and invitations to all WSA member events.
- Free access to online resources & templates via the WSA website including discounted training and partner offers.
- Regular newsletter to keep members up-to-date with issues and opportunities that matter to the sector
- Promote your national sporting events via the WSA website
- Promote Vacancies through the WSA Vacancies page
- Promotion of member activities via the WSA social media networks
Advocacy
- Advocacy Support - the WSA voice members opinions and concerns to Ministers, policy officials and other decision makers and respond on your behalf to public consultations
- Access to Monthly Political Monitoring
- Access to Political Advocacy Steering Group to feed into WSA consultations and responses
- Access and input into WSA campaigns
- Access to Political briefings and WSA resource pages.
Governance
- Free online resources & templates to help with governance & leadership
- Pro Bono access to an Executive Recruitment service
- Discounted rates on all recruitment services on paid positions in partnership with Acorn Recruitment
- Consultancy advice and guidance from Finance and Governance consultants
- Access to government Kickstart Scheme
Safeguarding
- Discounted Online Bilingual DBS service
- Bilingual DBS helpline service
- Safeguarding guidance and resources
- Wellbeing support plans for staff
- Discounted Heart Screening services
Digital
- Online Membership management solution via Sport:80
- Secure Live Streaming solution via partners Joymo
- Telecommunications – mobile contract kick backs for clubs
- IT software and hardware solutions
- Digital Support & Advice – free digital audits
- Access to digital briefing templates and resources
- Guidance notes and tools re Cyber Security
- Unique insurance portal for coaches
Training and Development
- Discounted rates for our comprehensive range of training courses, including:
  • Discounted WSA introduction to Politics training
  • Discounted Covid-19 training for the sport and leisure sector
  • Discounted Team Manager Training (TM1, TM2 & TM3)
  • Discounted NED and Senior Leadership training
  • Safeguarding support & training – plus online SPC renewal
  • Discounted First Aid training & event cover
  • Disciplinary panel training
  • GDPR training for Sport and Leisure
Transport
- Discounted Rental rates & Car Club vehicles via Enterprise
- Ventur – travel Support & online portal for domestic & team travel abroad
Helplines & Funding
- Free Helplines & Advice including Safeguarding, DBS, Finance, VAT, HR, Commercial, Insurance & Risk, GDPR, sector Events and support on future sporting facilities.
- Sector funding & grant opportunities through Welsh Government, Sport Wales, WCVA, Local Giving
Insurance
- Preferential rates on all insurance products via our official broker and underwriting services
- Free confidential risk assessments of insurance cover
- Access to bespoke coaches insurance portal
Welsh Language
- A suite of Welsh Language resources developed in conjunction with the Welsh Language Commissioner (WLC) and Sport Wales. The resource includes a range of free support and resources to allow WSA members and the wider sporting sector to develop their use of the Welsh language.

* Please check our Fees page for full details of costs

We work hard to ensure that we offer the services your business needs. If you want a service and you’re not sure it’s something we offer, please get in touch with the team. It may help us to shape our member benefits in the future.

* For the purpose of WSA membership, a National Governing Body of sport is defined as the organisation that governs through the common consent of its sport; and is recognised by the UK Sports Councils. In recognition of their founder member status, Welsh Governing Bodies of Sport are permitted to share their member benefits, with their own non-for-profit member clubs.

Find out how to join today.

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