Wales Touch Association EGM 2015
26th June - WTA EGM Nominations for Executive Board
The deadline for nominations for those seeking election to the WTA Executive Board has now passed and the following nominations have been received:
Managing Director - Jon Francis
Technical Director - Gareth Revell
Commercial Director - Neil Perkins
Development Director - Matt Enoch
Financial Director - No nominations
Please come along and have your say about what you wish the new board to prioritise in the development of Touch in Wales.
The board will also be updating the membership on a number of important issues.
EGM starts at 7:30.
Venue is still TBA as the original venue has fallen through.
The new Executive Board will be looking as a matter of urgency at the operational structure below board level. The future success of the WTA will be very much dependent on the volunteers who get get involved to support the new Board. So if you feel you are able to take on a specific role and help Touch in Wales continue to develop, please contact one of the board members after the 26th.
Important Update on the WTA EGM on 26th June
In order to develop a structure for the WTA that meets the future needs of the game in Wales the WTA have created a new Executive Board member that will be activated at the EGM.
The current Board have split the duties of the Commercial Director and created a specific Financial Director role. This change reflects the desire for the WTA to adopt a more commercially-led approach with particular emphasis on generating additional funding and revenue streams for the WTA.
As a result 5 posts will be now be elected at the EGM rather than the original 4, to have overall responsibility for the Governance and Development of Touch in Wales:
The detailed role descriptions can be downloaded by clicking on the job titles above.
Directors will be elected for a period of 4 years until after the 2019 Touch World Cup and will be required to accept registration as a WTA Director with Companies House.
There will be time set aside at the EGM to discuss this change with members and answer ay queries you may have.
As a result of this change, the deadline for receipt of nominations for those seeking election has been extended to Midnight on Sunday 21st June 2015 from 19th June.
The process for nomination is as per the original process (outlined below again for ease of reference):
Anyone wishing to seek election to one or more of the Executive Board position must register their desire to stand by by emailing the WTA Acting Managing Director Matt Enoch at . All nominees must be a full member of the WTA (Player, referee or coach member).
All nominees must find a proposer and seconder who are prepared to support their nomination both of whom must hold a membership category of the WTA that has voting rights at the AGM/ EGM. The proposer and seconder will email WTA Acting Managing Director Matt Enoch confirming their intention to nominate.
Anyone wishing to vote at the EGM must hold a membership category of the WTA that has voting rights at the AGM/ EGM. If you are unable to attend the EGM the WTA will accept proxy votes. Proxy votes can either be made in writing (email is acceptable) to the Managing Director by midnight of 25th June 2015 or by nominating an attendee at the EGM to vote on your behalf. Your nominated person will be expected to demonstrate to the Managing Director that they are authorised by you to act on your behalf.
For details on membership categories and who is eligible to vote at the EGM please see the WTA’s membership documents ‘WTA Types of Membership & Association’ and ‘WTA Membership and Affiliation – Fees and Benefits’.
Application to become a member of the WTA can be accessed via a specific membership portal within the WTA website
Anyone having difficulty completing their membership online please contact Matt Enoch at who will provide with details on how to register as a member manually.