EBSA gets recognition

15:23:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

T.Griffiths, J.Ferguson, J. Hartley (EBSA) and S. Davis
Snooker's history book gets another page written as from today the English Billiards and Snooker Association (EBSA) has been recognised as a national sports governing body by Sport England.

According to WorldSnooker.com, the EBSA is finally seeing all its efforts being paid off. Sport England has recognised the association who is governing amateur snooker throughout England officially, this being a huge achievement for the snooker business.

Jason Ferguson, the Chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said:
"This is terrific news and can only be seen as a major step forward for our games. This official stamp of approval will give new structure to our grass roots development in England, and the EASB will now be eligible to apply for funding through the various sport grants. This could not have been achieved without a great deal of support from around the world and this achievement demonstrates that everyone in our sport is pulling in the same direction.

"A special thank you must go to Peter Ainsworth of EASB who despite undergoing major surgery during the year has dealt with this application with such discipline.

"A great deal of support has also come from The International Billiards and Snooker Federation and their president Pascal Guillaume, representing 83 National Governing Bodies worldwide. The WPBSA is 100% committed to continuing its work with our amateur associations to ensure professional snooker is underpinned with sound sports development."

Congratulations to the entire team from the EBSA. It was about time that their efforts, constant work and passion should be rewarded.