22. In general.

In the United Kingdom1, each sport generally has a governing body to administer and regulate the sport at a national level. Such national governing bodies will generally assume responsibility for making and enforcing the rules of the sport in question and for regulating relations between competitors and between clubs in connection with the organisation of leagues and competitions. National governing bodies may also have a role in promoting the sport to the public and commercial partners, developing prospective players and encouraging participation in the sport, and supporting local clubs encouraging grass-roots participation by running coaching programmes. National governing bodies