Why is WSA membership for you?

Whether you are new to sport and leisure or have worked in the sector for years, Welsh Sports Association (WSA) membership can support your and your organisation’s activity in Welsh sport!

The WSA’s mission is to support the breadth of the sport and leisure sector by providing advocacy and leadership as well as business support services to our membership base.

We strive to enable our members and the wider sector to become resilient, stronger, and more successful in order to realise our vision of a ‘Vibrant, Active Nation’ and set up a society that is fit for the future.

So, what support can WSA membership offer you?

What kind of support does the WSA provide?

As representatives for the sport and leisure sector, the WSA works collaboratively with organisations throughout the UK and Wales – including key strategic partners like Sport Wales, Welsh Government, the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action and Community Leisure UK – in order to ensure that our members’ requirements are being met and that they feel supported.

For our vision of a completely “Vibrant, Active Nation” to become reality, we ensure that the entirety of the sporting sector is provided with a foundation upon which long-term success can be guaranteed.

With that in mind, the WSA ensures that its support services are designed and continuously improved with its members’ specific needs at the heart of its thinking, so that the sport and leisure industry here in Wales is set up for a strong future.

If you’re reading this and are based outside of Wales, though, we can still be of service to you!

As long as you’re an organisation or body with presence and activity in Wales, the WSA will happily welcome you to the ever-increasing list of members.

WSA services

We offer a whole array of services to members, with advocacy and policy as well as business support for those providing a healthier future to Wales at the heart of our mission.

If you want a service and you’re not sure it’s something we offer, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch to query anything! Even if it is not something we offer at the moment, it may help us to shape our member benefits in the future.

Indeed, the WSA has been working to implement advancements to our offerings. These improvements include new partner offers with procurement specialists 2buy2 and sport-specific Governance, Risk and Compliance platform providers CalQRisk, updates to our helpline service, and developments to website templates – such as template articles of association, governance handbooks templates and Sport Strategy in Wales templates!

From governance templates to preferential rates with our various partners, and from political monitoring to support regarding policies that affect the sporting landscape in Wales, the WSA provides a whole host of popular services across our membership offer!

Our DBS checking service – run through our trading arm Vibrant Nation – renowned for its minimal administrative fees, uniquely bilingual offering and digital efficiency, and endorsement by Welsh Government and the NSPCC, is one of our most popular; and our newest service Membership Plus, offering tailored, cost-effective solutions to organisations where they require it most has received brilliant feedback and engagement since its launch in April.

You can find the full breadth of our core membership offer on the WSA Services page, and you can discover more about our newest release on our dedicated Membership Plus page.

Find out how you can sign up to membership by visiting our Become a Member page.

And here what other organisations have to say about their experience with the WSA on out Member Testimonials page.

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