Useful Links

Association for Physical Education

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is committed to being the UK representative organisation of choice for people and agencies delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community.

British Brands Group

Speaks out authoritatively on behalf of brands and represent them collectively when commercial and regulatory issues threaten both their value and their ability to be a positive force in society.

British Standards Institute

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better.

County Sports Partnership Network

County Sports Partnerships (CSP’s) are local networks of Local Authorties, NGBs, Clubs, Schools and School Sport Partnerships, Primary Care Trusts and other local agencies comitted to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills leads work to create the conditions for business success through competitive and flexible markets that create value for businesses, consumers and employees. It drives regulatory reform, and works across Government and with the regions to raise levels of UK productivity.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport aim to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries.

Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA)

The FSPA is the national trade body responsible for representing the UK’s sports and play industries. The Sporting Goods Industry Association belongs to the Federation of Sports and Play Associations.

Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI)

FESI was created in 1960 in Germany with the aim of addressing common interests within the European Sporting Industry manufacturers. In 1994, the four major National Federations – FSPA (UK), BSI (Germany), FIFAS (France) and ASSOSPORT (Italy) forced a fundamental review of the organisation, and the new FESI was born.

In Kind Direct

In Kind Direct uses a unique, web-based re-distribution system, which allows charities to select from a range of available goods they need, when they need it.


Innosport aims at the creation of a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU Sport industry, and to stimulate technological innovation and the setting up of innovative technology businesses.


ISPO is the largest European sporting goods trade fair and is seen as the springboard into Europe and beyond. After the success of last years largest ever dedicated UK pavilion the FSPA is again organizing an exhibiting group to take to the show, and will be assisting SGIA members in gaining £1000+ TAP export grants through UK Trade & Investment to assist with exhibition costs.

Sport and Recreation Alliance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is the umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UKand represents more than 320 members – organisations like The FA, the Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics, the Ramblers, British Rowing and the Royal Academy of Dance.

Sport England

Sport England is a non-departmental public body and National Lottery distributor. They are committed to creating a world leading community sports development system and increasing participation in sport.

UK Athletics

Together with the Home Countries, UK Athletics works closely together with over 1,400 clubs and thousands of schools and local authorities across the UK to grow talent and ensure that athletics remains the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport

World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the IOC as the industry representative within the Olympic family. WFSGI is an independent association with no objective of economic character for its own gains and formed by sports brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national federations and all sporting goods industry related businesses.

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is a registered charity, established in 1994, whose mission is to build a brighter future for young people through PE and sport.
  • Sporting Goods Industry Association (SGIA)
    Registered address: FSPA - Network House Stubs Beck Lane Cleckheaton BD19 4TT
A national trade body representing play, sports and golf associations, the FSPA serves over 500 manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of sports and play equipment, clothing and apparel.