THE WELSH FEDERATION OF COARSE ANGLERS
The name of the organisation shall be:– The Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers
The Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers is recognised by Sports–Wales and the Environment Agency (Wales) and the Federation of Welsh Anglers as the National Governing Body, responsible for the development of Coarse Angling at all levels within Wales.
The WFCA are members of the World Governing Body for Freshwater Angling (CIPS), and the Federation of Welsh Anglers.
Most Coarse Fishing Angling Clubs in Wales are affiliated to the WFCA and benefit not only from the awards and trophies that are given by the Federation, but also from the efforts of the hard working Committee’s who arrange major angling events at National and Regional level.
The Federation fights for member clubs where access to, or fishing from, facilities are threatened.
The WFCA are responsible for the election of teams and Individuals to represent Wales in International angling competitions.
As a member of an affiliated club or as a personal member you are entitled to all the benefits that can be derived from the Federation.
- 1. PURPOSE
- a. The Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers is recognised by Sports–Wales and the Environment Agency (Wales) as the National Governing Body, responsible for the development of Coarse Angling at all levels within Wales.
- b. To promote the sport of coarse angling within Wales.
- c. To make rules concerning the sport of coarse angling within Wales.
- d. To foster Welsh National Championships or Festivals by either direct promotion or through affiliated clubs.
- e. To watch over the interests of coarse angling within Wales and to make representation to the appropriate authorities where necessary.
- f. To be responsible for the furtherance of International competitions, and for the selection and control of Welsh international teams.
- 2. LIMITATIONS
The WFCA shall have no local or national political affiliations and shall have no restrictions based on sex, Disability, colour or creed regarding membership.
- 3. COMPOSITION
- a. The composition of the WFCA will consist of Officers, the National Executive, designated Regions, Affiliated clubs and Personal and Honorary members.
- 4. MEMBERSHIP
- a. Any properly constituted and correctly constituted Club, Association or Society which must include a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, is eligible for affiliation to the Federation, individual match groups and syndicates may join on the understanding they agree to abide by the Federations rules. All Affiliation applications will be directed to the Treasurer, who will notify Regional Secretaries of the proposed applications.
- b. The National Executive will authorise membership and determine the region to which the club will be attached. All fees and a completed membership application form must be sent to the executive treasurer. The executive secretary will issue annual membership details to each member Club, Association or Society
- c. Personal Membership is open to any person completing the appropriate form and paying the appropriate fee. Personal Members will be entitled to all the privileges of the Federation.
- d. Entitlement to junior membership ends on the 18 th birthday. A junior member who starts fishing as a junior at the beginning of the year of his/her 18th birthday will remain a junior to the end of the year.(This brings us in line with CIPS rules which states a junior is upto the age of 18)
- e. A condition of membership to the WFCA will be that all member clubs carry a minimum of £10 million PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE.
- f. Entrance to the block insurance scheme offered by the federation is to be encouraged but proof of individual club insurance will be accepted providing the standard is at least equal to that of the WFCA insurance.
- 5. GOVERNMENT
- a. The government of the Federation is vested in general meetings. The National Executive shall administer the Federations affairs between general meetings.
- b. Local administration will be by regions, as specified by the executive, which may be formed by members of five clubs at the discretion of the National Executive.
- c. The National Executive will consist of the National Officers who have been elected at an Annual General Meeting under the rules stated in:–
- d. Regional Executives will consist of the representatives from the Regional clubs and Personal members.
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- 6. REGIONS
- a. The National Executive will authorise membership and determine the region (Northern, South East or South West) Change to Northern& Southern to which the club will be attached. In accordance with Rule F, Regional Executives are empowered to grant provisional membership to new clubs, on payment of the appropriate fee, subject to the approval at the next National Executive meeting. All monies must be forwarded in full to the Treasurer.
- b. Minutes of regional meetings shall be submitted to the Executive Secretary not later than 10 days after production by the Region.
- c. Full details of all any regional expenditure must be directed to and authorised by the Executive Treasurer, such payments will be made from national funds.
- d. In the event of the winding up of a region or Personal Members Section, the finances and all assets will be conveyed to the National Body, who may either hold them in suspension for up to two years, pending the reformation of the region or absorb them into the National Funds or assets.
- e. Each region of the Federation will appoint three delegates to attend the Annual General Meeting.
- f. The National Executive will decide regional boundaries. The National Executive will decide club designation to a region also in the first instance by the clubs headquarters, Fishery or by the Secretary`s address.
- g. The National Executive will determine the Welsh National Championship date, which shall be held in alternate regions each year (North or South).
- 7. DISSOLUTION
- a. The Federation may only be dissolved by the resolution of two consecutive General meetings, notice of which must be served separately. Such resolutions must be supported by three quarters of those present entitled to vote, which shall represent at least half of the voting strength of the Federation. If such a resolution is passed the National Executive will have the power forthwith to liquidate the affairs of the Federation and if there be any assets on realisation, they be handed to the Sports–Wales for safe keeping until such time a new nationally recognised body is formed.
- 8. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
- a. The National Executive will call the Executive AGM of the Federation by the 1 st Saturday of April each year, at a place and date as determined by the National Executive.
- b. Each region will hold their regional A.G.M 6 weeks prior to the Executive AGM; each region will send nominated attendees to the Executive AGM. Remove?
- c. Full details of the regional nominees plus full details of any regional nominations, resolutions and items for inclusion in the agenda must sent in writing to the Executive Secretary at least 28 days prior to the Executive AGM.
- d. All reports and balance sheets and the agenda must be distributed to the officers, club and personal members Secretaries at least 14 days before the meeting.
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e. The agenda will be prepared by the Executive Secretary in consultation with the National Chairman and will include the receiving of reports, balance sheets, election of officers and variation in rules.
- f. Each officer shall stand for a term of:–
- 1. Chairman – 3 Years
- 2. Executive Secretary – 3 Years
- 3. Executive Treasurer – 3 Years
- 4. Vice–Chairman – 2 Years
- 5. International Team Manager – 3 Years (In the case of a new manager being elected, their term of office shall start at the end of the present international competition year, this will ensure continuity within the team)
- 6. Asst. International Team Manager – 2 Years – ( Non–Voting)
- 7. Junior International Coach – 2 Years –( Must hold valid CRB & Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate In the case of a new manager being elected, their term of office shall start at the end of the present international competition year, this will ensure continuity within the team )
- 8. Asst. Junior International Coach (Non– Voting – Must hold valid CRB & Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate)
- 9. Coaching Development Officer – 1 Year – (Must hold valid CRB & Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate)
- 10. Child Protection Officer – 1 Year (Must hold valid CRB & Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate)
- 11. Conservation Officer – 1 Year
Any new post deemed necessary by the Executive / AGM, will stand until the next AGM.
- g. All affiliated clubs, societies and associations will be entitled to one vote, by its nominated delegate, and each club shall vote using the card provided at the AGM.
- h. Individual members do not have the right to vote at any meeting.
- i. Any members of an affiliated club or Personal member of the Federation may attend the AGM and may take part in any debate, with a maximum time limit of 15 minutes for each item raised.
- j. Executive Officers will not be allowed to vote, unless in attendance as a delegate of an affiliated club. The Chairman of the meeting may exercise a casting vote.
- k. Rules may only be rescinded, amended, altered or added by a two thirds majority of the voting strength in attendance at the Executive AGM or at a meeting called for that purpose.
- l. Executive Secretary must receive written notice, by either hard copy or email of the nominee at least 28 days prior to the meeting.
Proposal: All proposals must be sent to the Executive Secretary 28 prior to the AGM in writing signed by the proposer’s club secretary
Proposal: Only items presented on the agenda will be discussed during the meeting, no AOB will be allowed.
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9. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS – Change from Special to Extraordinary
- a. These may be called at any time by any five of the duly elected Officers, of the National Executive or by requisition duly passed by two thirds of the voting clubs, members of a region. Notification of such meeting shall be sent to the Executive Secretary, stating the full object of the meeting, and must give the text of any resolutions to be moved.
- b. No other business may be discussed, except that for which the meeting has been called. Notice for such a meeting will be sent out to Officers, affiliated clubs and Personal Members Secretary at least twenty–one days before the meeting to be held. The meeting will be held within thirty–five days of the receipt of the request for the meeting.
- 10. ADMINISTRATION
- a. The National Executive will be responsible for the administration of the Federation. It will have the authority to make such Standing Orders for the conduct of its business and such regulations and by–laws for the smooth running of the Federation as it may think fit. All Standing Orders, Regulations and by–laws thus made will operate until the next AGM. at which time they will come up for ratification.
- 11. MEMBERSHIP FEES
- a. Each affiliate will pay to the Federation, via the Executive Treasurer an annual fee as determined by the AGM, or a meeting called for that purpose. Such fee will become due on the start of each individual members financial year. But as of the 2012 Executive AGM each member must pay their membership at the start of the Federations financial year on the 1st January.
- b. Any club applying for membership after the 30th November in any year may, at the discretion of the National Executive have its fee carried over to cover the following year. Any affiliated membership which has not paid it`s fee by the 1st March will cease to be entitled to correspondence, benefits, or privileges including voting rights until the fee has been paid.
- 12. MEETINGS
- a. Except in the case of prolonged illness or leave of absence granted by the National Executive, an officer or Committee member may be replaced if absent on two occasions consecutively without his or her apology, or after three consecutive times with apologies, any such apologies must be in writing. Verbal apologies will be accepted on merit at the discretion of the National Executive.
- b. General meetings will be opened by the Chairman whenever possible, who will also occupy the chair during the election of officers, or on occasions where both the chairman and vice chairman are absent. the Executive Secretary will call for
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nominations for a person to chair the meeting. Such nominations will have to be proposed and seconded and voted on in the prescribed manner. If none of the above mentioned officers are present, a chairman will be elected by resolution of the members present to open the meeting subject to the required quorum being present.
- c. Due and adequate notice of Executive meetings, stating place, date and time thereof shall be issued to all persons entitled to be present by the person responsible. Generally, fourteen days notice shall be deemed to be adequate
- 13. DISCIPLINE
- a. The National Executive Committee will have the power to refuse, suspend, or terminate Affiliated or Personal membership where the Affiliated Membership or Person fails to meet, either requirements of membership, or has been found guilty of conduct, which in the opinion of the Executive, warrants disciplinary action being taken. Such members will have the right to appeal against the any disciplinary action having been taken against them at the next AGM. Registration of intent to appeal must be given to the General Secretary in writing within twenty eight days of notification of such disciplinary action; the Executive Secretary will send such notification by recorded delivery.
- b. Where a complaint is made against a National Officer, it shall be brought before the National Executive in the first instance for resolving, and the officer shall be advised of the complaint prior to the meeting at which the complaint will be discussed.
- 14. FINANCE
- a. The financial year shall for all accounting purposes will terminate on the 31st December.
- b. A balance sheet showing the final disposition of the Federation at the end of the preceding financial year shall be prepared and submitted to the Executive meeting before the AGM for discussion prior to the submission to appointed auditors.
- c. The WFCA assets as presented on the balance sheet are to be insured for the current replacement value and index linked.
- d. All payments to the WFCA regardless of source are to be made via the treasurer to ensure a correct record of income and expenditure.
- e. When required a copy of the audited balance sheet is to be present to Sport–Wales NGB Manager and the Federation of Welsh Anglers treasurer.
14.a FINANCE – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
- a. All direct expenditure involved with the organisation of the federation’s international team competitions must be directed to the Executive Treasurer, this includes all travel (Minibus hire, car, plane, ferry, train) and accommodation bookings and payments.
- b. Allowances for bait, fuel etc. maybe sort in advance from the Executive Treasurer.
- c. Receipts for all allowance expenditure plus all surplus funds must be returned to the Executive Treasurer.
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d. Any payments made without the direct authorisation of the Executive Treasurer will only be reimbursed on the production of all invoices and receipts.
Proposal: Within 28 days of each competition the international manager shall provide a detailed statement of costs to the Executive Treasurer and Secretary this will be forwarded to all squad members.
- 15. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
- a. All officers, delegations and persons reporting on activities of committees (Federation ) and those who sit on as delegates of the Federation must present reports in writing on each occasion the Executive meets.
- b. A quorum will be deemed to exist when a minimum of five delegates are present.
- c. Delegations to 3 rd party events will be agreed by the National Executive a full written report of any meeting must be sent to the Executive Secretary within 10 days of any meeting.
- 16. REGIONAL
- a. Regions may elect officers to run their respective Regions, as they require, with the exception of Patrons and Presidents.
- b. Each Region , Northern, South East, South West shall hold its AGM by 14 th February each year, full copies of the minutes to be forwarded to the Executive Secretary within 10 days of the meeting.
- c. Each affiliated club and Personal Members as a collective group shall be entitled to one voting representative at Regional level. Executive Officers may vote if present as a club or Personal member’s representative.
- d. Regions can meet at least twice a year. All officers and clubs shall be notified by the regional secretary of the meeting at least seven days prior to the meeting taking place
- 17. INTERNATIONAL TEAM SELECTION
SENIOR / JUNIOR TEAMS
World and European Championships also Celtic Cup Internationals (Senior & Junior)
- a. All team places are to be filled by anglers who have completed in the annual trials or by the team managers “wild card” selection. Winning of Gold, Silver or Bronze medals in the previous year’s competition will have the right to defend their medal.]
- b. Each team squad shall consist of the full required number of members for the designated competition, with one reserve.
- c. Fishing venues and type of fishing play a major part in team selection. The International Manager must ensure that the strongest team is being sent for the venue to be fished.
a. A trial must be held within each region (North & South) each year, with the top competitors from each trial going forward to a final “fish off” at a venue to be decided by the International Team Manager.
- b. Any competitor who qualifies to compete must show that they have the means either direct or by sponsorship to be able to cover their individual costs for competing.
- c. The International Team manager or International Junior Coach is to be responsible for the collecting of squad contributions and for organising of all accommodation and transport, payments to be made via the Treasurer, to each venue and for information pacts etc. The relevant codes of conduct (CIPS / FIPS) are to be followed at all times.
- d. All trials are to be held in September/October/November of the year prior to the relevant (Senior / Junior) international to enable preparation work to be carried out with the chosen squad.
- e. Both the International Team Manager and International Junior Coach must give full details of trial dates and venues to the Executive Secretary at least 4 weeks prior to the trial.
- f. The finalists of the annual National fish off will remain as the election panel until the next National fish off is completed. Not more than one such Fish off is to take place in any twelve–month period, 1st April to 31st March.
- g. If the International Team is unable to select a full team from its final squad. Or following withdrawals from the squad NO team to represent Wales will be allowed to fish.
- 18. INTERNATIONAL TEAM MANAGER / COACH / ASSISTANTS
- a. The International Team Manager (I.T.M) will be elected at the AGM, for the agreed period, this person may or may not be a member of the team.
- b. The International Junior Coach (I.J.C) will be elected at AGM, for the agreed period.
- c. The Assistant International Team Manager (AITM) will be elected at the AGM, for the agreed period, must AITM hold a valid CRB Certificate, and where possible hold at least a FWA Level–1 Coaching certificate or its equivalent.
- d. The Assistant International Junior Coach (AIJC) will be elected at the AGM, for the agreed period, must AIJC hold a valid CRB Certificate and Safe Guarding & Protecting Children certificate, and where possible should be at least a FWA Level–1 Coach.
- e. Only appointed officials or parents may accompany the Junior Team.
- 19. COACHING POLICY
- a. The education and well being of our members is of paramount importance to all who represent the Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers and its affiliated clubs. All our members have the right to coaching. They have the right to be taught correct Angling procedures in our Federation and in our clubs.
- b. In the WFCA we respect our members. The atmosphere within the Federation is one that encourages all members to do their best. We aim to provide opportunities that
- enable our members to learn from fully licensed and recognised coaches from within the Federation.
- c. All WFCA recognised coaches must have gained their qualifications as coaches through the Federation of Welsh Anglers Coaching Foundation, and hold a current coaching licence and Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate also a CRB certificate check before they will be eligible to coach within the WFCA.
- d. Our coaching scheme helps to develop appropriate skills in our members. We also show them to recognise different methods required for different environments, and how to behave and adapt in response to them.
Proposal: Following instructions from Sport–Wales from 2016 all coaches must hold either a UKCC Level–1 or Level–2 certification.
- 20. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This policy ensures that all WFCA coaches are Fully and correctly qualified in all respects and are clear about the requirements and methods with regards to our coaching structure.:–
Its aims are to raise the level of skills within angling of all WFCA representatives.
- a. To ensure effective communication between all WFCA coaches and representatives with regards to coaching methods and success.
- b. To lay down and follow the correct procedures for those who wish to undertake FWA Coaching Foundation coaching certificate, Safeguarding & Protecting Children and CRB check.
There are a number of requirements to fulfil before becoming a coach within the WFCA. These are broken down into three areas.
- a. Level–1 coaches can only give instruction within the club structure, for any external coaching a Level–2 MUST is to be present.
- b. Level One is aimed at developing skills of coaches at club level. Ensuring that their compliance with all WFCA policies and basic requirements include:–
- c. Knowledge of FWA/WFCA coaching procedures.
- d. A minimum of 2 persons with a valid Basic First Aid certificate should be present at all coaching events.
- e. Familiarity with the Federation of Welsh Anglers Safeguarding and Protecting Children policy and procedures, and must hold a valid CRB certificate
- f. Understanding the necessity and requirement of Health & Safety.
- g. Must be an experienced Angler.
Level Two Is aimed at regional coaches who have held a Level–1 certificate for at least 12 months and who are willing to coach outside of their club structure.
- a. These coaches will play a part in supporting club coaches and organising Region–wide coaching activities.
Key areas include:–
- a. Support of club coaches
- b. Promotion of Angling Skills within the Youth Sector, including but not exclusively: – Community Centre, Scouts, Cubs, Youth Justice and Social Supports schemes.
- c. Concentrates more on – Club and Region, Methods and the development of support schemes within these areas, and will involve working closely with both Community Based and Environment Agency (Wales) representatives.
Monitoring and Review
The WFCA Executive Committee reviews all procedures as supplied by the WFCA Coaching Development Officer. This policy is reviewed annually.
- 22. CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
- a. The health, safety and well being of all junior members, hereafter referred to as children, are of paramount importance to all adults who represent the Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers and its affiliated clubs, hereafter referred to as WFCA representatives. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, sex, race, culture or disability. They have the right to be safe in our clubs and Federation.
- b. In the WFCA we respect our junior members. The atmosphere within the WFCA is one that encourages all children to do their best. We provide opportunities that enable our children to take and make decisions for them selves.
- c. Our coaching scheme helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children and make them aware of the impact of their decisions on others. We also show them how to recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to them.
Aims and objectives
This police ensures that all WFCA representatives with immediate contact with our children are clear about the actions with regards a child protection issue. It aims are:–
- 1. To raise the awareness of all WFCA representatives and identify responsibility in reporting possible cases of abuse.
- 2. To ensure effective communication between all WFCA representatives when dealing with child protection issues.
- 3. To lay down the correct procedures for those who encounter an issue of child protection.
- a. There is a named person in the Executive Committee and in each region and in each affiliated club who is the child protection coordinator.
- b. If any WFCA member suspects that a child may be the victim of abuse, he/she will immediately inform the named person in his region and club about his/her concerns.
- c. Abuse can be of sexual, emotional, or physical nature. It can also be the result of neglect.
- d. Any action that the coordinator takes when dealing with an issue of child protection must be in line with the procedures outlined in local Education Authority Child Procedure guidelines.
- e. The region or club named coordinator works closely with the Social Services Department and the area Child Protection Committee when investigating any allegations of abuse. All parties involved handle such an investigation in a sensitive manner, but the interest of the child is of paramount importance.
- f. All adults in WFCA will receive regular updates and details of local child protection procedures as they become available or change.
- g. If a child protection referral is made, a case conference is held within eight working days of the decision. The case conference offers the opportunity to share information formulate a plan of action. WFCA Executive Committee, Regional Committee`s and and Club Committee`s are expected to attend and participate in all case conference and meetings held where appropriate.
- h. We require that all WFCA coordinators/junior section organisers hold a current certificate of CRB check prior to being involved in working with children.
- i. There may be times when adults in the WFCA, in course of their duty, use physical intervention to restrain children. The coordinator requires the adult involved in such an incident to report this to him/her immediately.
- 23. Monitoring and review
The WFCA Executive Committee reviews any incidents detailed in the log. This policy is reviewed annually by the Executive Committee.
ANTI DRUGS POLICY
- a. The WFCA does not allow at any time the consumption of any banned substances as listed by the Olympic Committee`s Commission by its membership.
- b. The WFCA does not allow the consumption of alcohol during fishing times of competitions staged by the WFCA, its Regions, Clubs or Personal Members section. Neither does the WFCA condone the consumption of alcohol before any competition.
- c. Drug testing of WFCA members may take place when WFCA event organisers have strong grounds for suspicion, or following an incident where the use of drugs or alcohol could be found to be contributory.
- d. The WFCA membership may also be subjected to random drug testing as part of the policy against drugs in sport.
- e. Testing will be carried out by an outside firm skilled in this particular field. Such a company will test to the relevant banned substance list and will monitor body levels when asked to do so.
This firm must be independent of the WFCA and medically certificated to carry out sample collection and subsequent screening
- a. Any member of the WFCA, affiliated via club, personal members or associate membership who is found to be in contravention of the anti–drugs policy may face disciplinary action as laid down by the Executive Committee.
Monitoring and review
- a. This policy is reviewed annually by the Executive Committee.
- 24. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DUTIES
- a. The chairman of the federation shall ensure proper procedure is carried out at all executive meeting and that of the annual general meeting and of any other meeting called by the executive or membership.
- b. The chairman shall be one of the principle officers authorised to sign cheques for and on behalf of the federation, 2 out of 3 signatures are required on all federation cheques.
- c. The chairman shall be accountable through the executive committee; he shall be responsible under their discretion for the implementation of all agreed policy.
- a. The Vice–Chairman shall cover the duties of the Chairman when he is unable to attend a meeting, and can represent the chairman at 3 rd party meeting.
- a. The secretary shall be responsible for all the daily administration of the federation’s affairs under the guidance of the executive committee.
- b. The Secretary shall be one of the principle officers authorised to sign cheques for and on behalf of the federation, 2 out of 3 signatures are required on all federation cheques.
- c. The secretary shall record minutes of all executive meetings, if the secretary is unable to attend the meeting then their appointed deputy will record the minutes and will ensure that they are sent to the secretary, who will ensure a full copy of the minutes recorded shall will be sent to each executive committee member within 21 days of the meeting.
- d. The secretary or their appointed deputy shall record the minutes at the annual general meeting of the federation and shall issue them to the members with the agenda for the following annual general meeting.
- e. The secretary shall issue annual membership certificates to all clubs, societies, associations and individuals joining the WFCA upon notification of paid membership fee payment from the treasurer.
- f. The secretary shall be the first point of contact on matters pertaining to the federation. All enquiries must be answered within 14 days.
- a. The treasurer shall be responsible for the keeping of proper accounts and shall make these available at every executive meeting and annual general meetings. And shall be responsible for submitting such accounts for external accountant’s verification.
- b. The treasurer shall responsible for the payment of all correctly presented invoices/accounts, and shall ensure that all annual subscriptions are paid by the specified date.
- c. The treasurer shall be one of the principle officers authorised to sign cheques for and on behalf of the federation, 2 out of 3 signatures are required on all federation cheques.
- d. The treasurer is responsible for all membership fee payments, and shall inform the secretary of all cleared membership applications.
- e. All monies being paid to the WFCA or its representatives, regardless of its source must be paid to the treasurer so that a full and detailed account of income and expenditure can be kept.
- f. Only the treasurer has the authorisation to make payments for or behalf of the WFCA or its International Teams.
- g. The treasurer is responsible for ensuring that all expense requests from executive committee members are correctly administered.
- 25. International Team Manager
- a. The international Team Manager (ITM) shall be responsible for the organisation of all international senior team events & trials and for the selection of the most skilled anglers from the various trials, under the guidelines laid down.
- b. The International Team Manager will attend, where possible, all junior team trials.
Assistant International Team Manager
- a. The Assistant International Team Manager (AITM) will assist the ITM with the organisation of the senior squad, including attending all trials, helping in arrangement of travel and accommodation.
- b. AITM will help when required with the preparation of any official documents, CIPS application, Reports etc.
- c. If the AITM cannot attend any trial or event the AITM will take charge of this event.
- d. The AITM will not have a direct vote at Executive meeting, but may accompany ITM, and act as a deputy if the ITM cannot attend.
International Junior Coach
- a. The international Junior Coach (IJC) shall be responsible for the organisation of all international junior team events & trials and for the selection of the most skilled anglers from the various trials, under the guidelines laid down.
- b. The international Junior Coach shall report directly to the international Team Manager.
Assistant International Junior Coach
- a. The Assistant International Junior Coach(AIJC) will assist the International Junior Coach with organisation of the junior squad, including attending the junior trials helping in arrangement of travel and accommodation .
- b. If the IJC cannot attend any trial or event the AIJC will take charge of this event.
- c. The AIJC will not have a direct vote at Executive meeting, but may accompany IJC, and act as a deputy if the IJC cannot attend.
Coaching Development Officer
- a. The coaching development officer shall be responsible for the development and improvement of coaching throughout the WFCA membership under FWA guidelines.
Child Protection Officer
- a. Receiving and acting upon any reported concerns.
- b. Ensuring all staff are familiar with, and adhere to the Child Protection Policy.
- c. Ensuring the Policy is implemented and promoted.
- d. Promoting best safeguarding practice across the wider partnership network.
- e. Acting as a first point of contact for Active Norfolk on issues of Child Protection, both internally, and for members of the public and other external contacts.
- f. Maintaining and updating the policy.
- g. Keeping an up–to–date knowledge and understanding of the area of child protection, including attending appropriate training.
- h. Ensuring all relevant information around Child Protection is communicated to the membership.
- i. Providing guidance on relevant matters to the Core Team, and to other members of staff, as appropriate.
- j. Securely storing records of any concerns.
- k. Advocating the importance of Child Protection and safety to members.
- 26. Conservation Officer
- a. Promoting and implementing local and national biodiversity action plans in partnership with local/national statutory and voluntary organisations;
- b. Contributing to planning and policy development for sustainable management, including input in environmental impact assessments;
- c. Providing advice to the membership on conservation policies.
- d. Maintaining and developing own knowledge and skills, especially with regard to knowledge of developments in policy, legislation and European and international regulations.
- 27. Guidelines
Welsh National Competition
- a. The executive committee shall cause the organising of the Welsh National Coarse Angling Championships for: seniors, juniors, disabled & veterans on a regional rotating basis rotating every year.
- b. The organising region shall be responsible to the executive committee for the efficient running of the national competitions within the specified region, if for any reason the organising region cannot arrange the events in their turn then the events will be postponed until the following year, no region can be expected to run back to back events.
- c. The competition should be held by the 1 st November each year.
- d. Team entry is eligible to all affiliated clubs of the organisation provided that all affiliation fees are paid up to date.
- e. Individual entry shall be open to all anglers residential in Wales, or members of a club with WFCA membership all entrants must be a member of the WFCA.
- f. The senior Welsh National Championships shall consist of teams of six anglers; Junior / disabled / & veteran shall be individual entries.
- g. Pool monies shall be paid out 100% after the deduction of venue expenses.
- h. Entry fee to be used for the purpose of prizes, trophies and any administration costs in organising the event.
- i. All participants must carry their Environment Agency license on the event day.
- j. All competitions to be run in accordance to federation rules, subject to alteration to comply with Environment Agency bye–laws.
??? Look at finding a half way venue to hold the national each year, with the regions taking it in turn to arrange and manage the event