16 Facts About Sport England

1. The Church of Sport England has some 13,000 parishes and a similar number of clergy, but it solemnizes fewer than one-third of marriages and baptizes only one in four babies.

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2. Sport England is bounded on the north by Scotland; on the west by the Irish Sea, Wales, and the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the English Channel; and on the east by the North Sea.

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3. Outside the British Isles, Sport England is often erroneously considered synonymous with the island of Great Britain and even with the entire United Kingdom.

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4. Sport England played a key role in the evolution of modern boxing, with the codification of the rules of the sport known as the Queensberry Rules in the 19th century.

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5. Sport England is commonly seen as the widely dominant country for building racing cars.

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6. Sport England does not compete at the Olympic Games instead English athletes compete as part of Great British team, Team GB.

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7. Sport England regularly plays international matches against other countries and competes in the Australian Football International Cup as a part of the Great Britain national Australian rules football team.

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8. Sport England now has both a men's national team and a women's national team, which hopefully will compete in the future World Championships.

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9. Sport England is seen as one of the birthplaces of bandy, beside Russia.

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10. Sport England enjoys a hotly contested and storied rivalry with Australia, against whom they compete for The Ashes in a contest that dates back to the nineteenth century.

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11. Sport England won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, the first victory in the competition by a British team.

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12. Sport England has both produced winners of each of these competitions.

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13. Sport England is the governing body responsible for distributing funds and providing strategic guidance for sporting activity in England.

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14. In 2007 Sport England produced Active Design, which provided a set of design guidelines to help promote opportunities for sport and physical activity in the design and layout of new development.

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15. Sport England was established as the English Sports Council in September 1996 as an executive non-departmental public body by Royal Charter.

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16. Sport England is a non-departmental public body under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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