The Voice of Great Britain's Elite Athletes
The BAC is an integral part of the sporting landscape for athletes in World Class Performance sports. In order to operate effectively on behalf of the members of the BAC we have to establish a number of working relationships with key individuals in the different bodies that have an influence on the athletes in the BAC's recognised sports. The main stakeholders are listed below:
UK Sport is responsible for investing around £100 million of public funds each year, from both the National Lottery and the Exchequer, in high performance sport.
British Olympic Association
The BOA is the independent body that is responsible for preparing and sending GB teams to the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games. The link to the BAC is via the BOA's Athletes Commission an internal body that represents the athletes in the decision making of the BOA.
British Paralympic Association
The BPA is the independent body that is responsible for preparing and sending GB Paralympic teams to the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. The BAC is helping the BPA in establishing its own Athletes Commission.
England Institute of Sport.
The EIS provides a number of support services to the Performance Departments of many NGB's and therefore to our members. The BAC has a particularly strong relationship with the Performance Lifestyle Advisers in the EIS who work with the athletes across a number of areas. The Advisers will help athletes wherever they can but also signpost the BAC and our services wherever necessary.
UKAD is the independent organisation set up to enable British athletes to compete in drug-free sport. The BAC works with UKAD in terms of providing athlete representation and helping them deliver education about drugs and ADAMS, the athlete monitoring processes.
The BAC is committed to the Clean Sport imitative click here to see the BAC's Commitment to Clean Sport.
Sport Resolutions UK.
Sport Resolutions UK is the independent not-for-profit dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. The BAC will be the first stop in trying to help an athlete resolve any issue he or she has. However in some circumstances this might not generate a satisfactory solution and SRUK could become involved. If that is the case then the member may elect to have the BAC support him or her in the review process managed by SRUK.
NSPCC in Sport
The NSPCC has a specialist Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) that offers help and advice about safeguarding children in sport. The BAC is committed to supporting this work and has created a Child Safety Policy in consultation with the CPSU.
Sports Council Equality Group
This group is established by the Sports Councils in each of the Home Nations to co-ordinate the Equality standards in sport. The BAC is committed to equal opportunity in sport and will achieve the Foundation level of the Equality standard in 2013.
Sport and Recreation Alliance
The BAC is a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK, representing more than 320 members organisations. The BAC is a members of the Games and Sports Division s signed up to the SRA's "Voluntary code of good governance for the sport and recreation sector".