British sport set for major overhaul after 2012
It is still unclear what the future will be for the bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have similar roles to Sport England of promoting grassroots sports. UK Sport funds elite talent.
“Where proposed changes have implications for the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland we will work closely with them to finalise proposals,” read a statement from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
UK Sport chair Baroness Sue Campbell was quoted by the BBC as saying that “What is crucial now is that all sides engaged in this decision understand not only the issues but also the risks involved in such a move.”