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2.The national lottery and central funding
Contemporary Sporting Issues:
The National Lottery and Central
Funding.
Mr. P. Leighton
St Mary's’ 11-18 High School
Objectives for today…
• Understand the importance of central
funding in sport today.
• Look at how the National Lottery funds
different aspects of sport.
Funding as it stands…
• The main body of funding will always go
to the top level of sport.
• This is because sport is so high profile and
enjoyed by so many in the world.
• Task: what are some of the good and bad
points of funding in the UK? (Homework)
Answers…
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Good Features
Lottery money available for
excellence
Wealthy Clubs
Even competition with
hemispheric rivals i.e. Rugby
Union.
125m Government Initiative
‘Bring back our playing fields’
2012 Olympic bid and successmore money to sport
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Bad Features
Even Distribution of finance
Little financial equality
Ambition can outweigh meansbankruptcy?
NGB-Loss of autonomy when
selling sport.
Limited government aidcommercialism more important
in British Sport
Public and private funding?
Imbalance in activities and
provision on levels of the
performance pyramid.
The National Lottery
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THEN…
Since 1994 the Lottery has had
a huge impact on British Sport
and is now the PRIMARY
source of sports funding.
The lottery was set up to raise
money for 5 good causes.
The NoF was added in 1998.
The lottery grants more than
200M annually.
Decisions are made by the
councils- NO POLITICAL
INTERFERENCE.
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NOW…
Credit Crunch! Less people are
buying lottery tickets- sales
declined: less money!
E.g. sportscotland now receives just
18m compared to the 32m it
received in 1998.
Distributed by the 4 sports councils
of the home countries.
It is widely accepted that Britain
would never have achieved the
number of medals in the last 2
Olympics without the National
Lottery.
Elite Performers Sponsorship
Trusts and
Charities
SportsAid
Sponsorship
National Lottery
WCPP
Elite Performer
Parents and
Families
Part-Time
Work
National
Governing
Bodies
Private
Companies i.e.
Nike
How does the Lottery support
excellence?
• NGB’s are given 25M of lottery funding each year
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to fund WCPP.
It also funds the UKSI with…
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Training coaches.
Sports science backup.
Warm weather and acclimitisation training.
Travel and accommodation for competition.
Athlete development programmes.
Training facilities.
Are there any issues with this
programme?
• Funding is aligned to success- if
performers are not achieving their targets
they lose their funding.
• What does this mean to an athlete with
potential or an established athlete who
gets injured?
Case Study: Jade Johnson…
• Jade Johnson- British long jumper
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PB: 6.81m
Allergic to sand!
Was receiving National Lottery
funding (meaning she didn’t have
to work!)
November 2007- Lottery funding
removed due to injury- found it
hard to compete in top ranking
competitions.
Came 2nd in Manchester 2002
WITH FUNDING
Came 7th at Bejing 2008
WITHOUT FUNDING.
The World Class Pathway
programme…
• Introduced by UK Sport in 2006.
• Programmes give 3 different levels of
support to elite Olympic and Paralympic
performers…
World Class Podium…
• If you are likely to be achieving Gold medals for
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your country this is the funding you will receive.
Whether or not you receive this funding depends
on your sports…
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Results in the last games
Competitive record
Medal capability
Consistence in producing medalists
Which sports or performers do you think will be
receiving this for 2012?
World Class Development…
• Performers who show they are
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around 4-6 years away from
achieving success.
Unusually, working towards an
Olympic year performers can
receive funding even if they are
just going to be “Competitive”
i.e. finish in the points, runner
up etc.
Example of Tom Daley at Bejing
2008.
Gifted and Motivated performers…
• Performers who show traits of being
excellent and seriously compete on the
world stage.
• This level of funding is given to those at a
maximum of 8 years away from a medal.
• Pupils within our school could be put of
this pathway due to the G+T Programme
within school and PE.
Work for you…
• Copy down the Elite Pathway Pyramid (pg261)
• Copy down notes on “The World Class Events
Programme” and “The National Lottery and Mass
Participation” (pg261-262)
Any Questions?
See you tomorrow 
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