How we recognise sports

We are committed to supporting and investing in the development of sport on the Isle of Man and run a range of programmes, schemes and initiatives to achieve this. For these to be effective, Isle of Man Sport requires that sports seeking support are recognised demonstrate that their sport is organised and has established an authority with sole responsibility for governance of that sport on the Isle of Man (usually referred to as a Governing Body of Sport or ‘GBS').

To gain recognition by IOM Sport, the GBS must complete the 'IOM Sport Engagement' application form and submit any additional paperwork specified in the application.

Sports we currently recognise

Recognised Sport IOM Governing Body of Sport
Archery IOM Archery Association
Athletics IOM Athletics Association
Badminton IOM Badminton Association
Bowls Manx Bowls Council
Boxing IOM Association of Boxing Clubs
Cricket IOM Cricket Association
Cycling IOM Cycling Association
Equestrian Manx Horse Council
Football IOM Football Association
Golf IOM Golf
Gymnastics IOM Gymnastics Association
Handball IOM Olympic Handball Association
Hockey Manx Hockey Association
Martial Arts Manx Martial Arts Association
Motorcycling IOM Centre ACU
Motorsport Association of Manx Motor Clubs
Netball Manx Netball Association
Rugby IOM Rugby
Sailing Manx Yachting Association
Shooting IOM Target Shooting Federation
Snooker IOM Billiards and Snooker Association
Squash IOM Squash Rackets Association
Swimming IOM Swimming Association
Table Tennis IOM Table Tennis Association
Tennis IOM Lawn Tennis Association
Triathlon IOM Triathlon Association