Have Your Say – Support Your Sport

UK Sport, the body responsible for allocating funds to British Olympic and Paralympic sports like British Rowing, has recently announced a review of its funding policy, giving you the chance to have your say on the future of elite sports funding.

This review will inform UK Sport’s big investment decisions for 2017-21, so it is a review that may determine how much funding British Rowing will have to support performance training and preparation for the GB Rowing Team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It is an important process for British Rowing and may impact the future of the GB Rowing Team and our sport.

For the first time, UK Sport has opened an online consultation process with the British public for their view of how UK Sport should fund high performance sport. Log on here to take part: www.uksport.gov.uk/consultation.

We at British Rowing are keen to encourage your participation. The current UK Sport policy has allowed rowing to remain at the forefront of British sporting achievement. This is a legacy which the GB Rowing Team constantly strives to sustain and improve. A reduction in our funding would inevitably represent a risk to our ability to deliver Olympic and Paralympic success and for rowing to remain a gold standard sport in the eyes of the British public. We absolutely support UK Sport sustaining its current investment policy and continuing to focus funding on British medal success.

The single most important ingredient for the success of the GB Rowing Team and the inspiration and impact it provides is funding from the National Lottery via UK Sport.

Please take part in the consultation. Please encourage others who value British Olympic and Paralympic success and medals for Team GB to take part in the consultation and support future British success in rowing and other sports at the Games.

The deadline is Wednesday 10 December 2014.