Without funding from the National Lottery, much of the support we give to elite athletes in Wales would not be possible. The makeup of Team GB would look very different without all the Lotto and Thunderball tickets bought over the last year.
A National Lottery war chest of around £21million will support Welsh sport in 2021/22, with £9.9 million of that supporting elite sport. That money helps elite athletes gain access to world-class facilities, support, training, and advice to help them achieve their Olympic goals.
Lottery funding has helped pay for facilities such as the Principality Stadium, Wales National Pool and the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome. These iconic sporting venues push elite athletes in Wales to their best.
Vital support services – including those provided at the Sport Wales Institute - in areas like nutrition, performance advice, training plans and physiotherapy, are powered by National Lottery funding. All these disciplines are critical in getting Welsh athletes performing at their best in the top levels of international sport.