Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Prince William's Official Patronages - Sports

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Prince William's Sports patronages.  You can find links to all of his patronages here.

Football Association

President (May 2006 - Present)
Charity Number: 

The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of English football at both the amateur and professional level. It is the oldest Football Association in the world.

Previous Presidents:
  • Prince Philip (1955–1957)
  • Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1957–1963)
  • Duke of Kent (1971–2000)
  • Prince Andrew (2000-2006)
Welsh Rugby Union
Vice Royal Patron (February 2007 - December 2016)
Royal Patron (December 2016 - Present)

The Welsh Rugby Union is head of all levels of Rugby in Wales, from community clubs to the national team. In 2007 William took on the role as Vice Royal Patron to support the Queen's work with the Welsh Rugby Union and the 2007 Six Nations Championship.

Past Patrons:
  • The Queen (?-2016)
English Schools’ Swimming Association (ESSA)
Patron (May 2007 - Present)

ESSA plans swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming competitions, as well as set the competition rules. William competed in ESSA water polo competitions while in school at Eton. When studying at St. Andrews University, William played water polo with Scottish Universities.

The charity also promotes teaching swimming in schools.

Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust
Patron (June 2012 - present)

Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust is the official charity of the Welsh Rugby Union. The trust supports injured players at any level throughout Wales & prevents future injuries through research and education.

The Patronage was originally set for 3 years. It was renewed in 2015 for another 3 years. 

British Sub-Aqua Club
President (May 2014 - Present)

The British Sub-Aqua Club promotes the continued development, safety and enjoyment of scuba diving for all ages.

Past Presidents: 
  • Prince Philip (1960-1974)
  • Prince Charles (1974-2014)
Swim England
Patron (December 2016 - Present)

Swim England is the English national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water and synchronized swimming.

The Organization was previously called The Amateur Swimming Association.

Past Patrons:
  • The Queen (1953-2016).
Royal Household Football Sports and Social Club
President (?- 2017- Present)

A sport and social club for Royal Household Staff.

The Queen is Patron.

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