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E-Newsletter July 2011

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For detailed information about any of the jobs listed below, please click on the individual job title.

Events and PR Co-Ordinator
Welsh Netball
Closing date: 28th July 2011

Education & Development Manager
Welsh Netball
Closing date: 28th July 2011

National Heritage Memorial Fund & Heritage Lottery Fund
Closing date: 15th August 2011

Further information about the jobs listed above is also available on the recruitment page of our web site.

If you'd like to advertise a vacancy on our web site or in future editions of this e-newsletter, please email Paul Dancey or telephone Wendy on 029 2033 8237.

WSA Training/Workshops

Full details of our next programme of free training courses for NGBs will be published later in the year on the Training Programme page of our web site, when course details have been finalized.

Other Training Opportunities

The Sport and Recreation Alliance are organizing the following seminars and workshops this autumn.

Good Governance in Sport
Tuesday 20th September 2011
1.00pm - 6.30pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Developing Disability Sport
Tuesday 27th September 2011
10.00-1.30pm with lunch
Sport and Recreation Alliance Offices, London

Managing Social Media
Tuesday 4th October 2011
Farrer & Co, Lincoln Inn's Fields, London

Business Essentials for Sports Administrators
Tuesday 2nd November 2011
10.30-1.30pm with lunch
Sport and Recreation Alliance Offices, London

For further information, including the cost of attending these events, please visit the Alliance web site.

Newsletter Articles

Please send all articles for our web site or future editions of this newsletter to:


Welcome to the July 2011 issue of the WSA e-newsletter.

Nominations requested for Torch Trophy Trust Awards

Do you know of any outstanding volunteers in the world of sport and recreation? Do you know an individual who has given up their time in a voluntary capacity for a number of years to enable others in the community to participate in their chosen activity? If so why not nominate them for a Torch Trophy Trust Award... more

New WSA board structure approved

The proposed amendments to the WSA's Memorandum and Articles of Association were approved at the association's AGM, held in Cardiff earlier this month. The purpose of the amendments... more

UCI Paracycling Grand Prix of Wales

This week sees the launch of an all new web site for what has now become the largest Paracycling open track event in the World... more

Topics for consideration when reviewing company articles

A company's articles of association are its internal rulebook. They are agreed by the members, form a contract between the company and its members, and help to ensure the company's business runs as smoothly... more

Final Guidance on Agency Workers Published

The department for Business Innovation and Skills has now published its final guidance on the Agency Worker Directive and Regulations 2010, due to come into force on 1 October 2011... more

Samira York recieves award from Mars Refuel Drink Fund

Para dressage rider, Samira York from Wrexham in Wales, has received a £500 donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund... more

Setback for Cardiff's new ice arena

Cardiff Council has scrapped Planet Ice's tender contract to build a new 2,500-seat arena in the Bay, claiming that it has not received sufficient proof from Planet Ice that the necessary funds were in place... more

Unforeen Child protection issue under the Companies Act 2006

The Scottish Sports association has voiced its concern over what appears to be a possible child protection issue for Governing Bodies that are registered companies...more

Bridgend council backs plans for sports village

The plans to transform a former prisoner of war camp near Bridgend into a multi-million pound sport and leisure village were approved at a meeting of the full council earlier this month... more

Gold for Steve Thomas at Weymouth regatta

Bridgend sailor Steve Thomas, and his team mates John Robertson, and Hannah Stodel have become the Sonar ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions after they claimed gold at the 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta... more

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson urges Tottenham Hotspur to drop Olympics stadium battle

Hugh Robertson, the sports minister, has appealed to Tottenham Hotspur to drop their legal challenge over the decision to award the Olympic stadium lease to West Ham after the games... more

Payments Council U-turn over cheques

The Payments Council has announced the cancellation of the 2018 deadline for the abolition of cheques... more

Keith Hughes receives the 2011 Administrator of the year Award

Earlier this month, Keith Hughes was presented with the WSA Administrator of the year award at the Association's AGM. Before presenting the award, Ann Ellis, the WSA Chair, explained...more

Cardiff unveils plans for redevlopment of Eastern Leisure Centre

Cardiff council has unveiled its plans for the redevelopment of the Eastern Leisure Centre in Llanrumney... more

Welsh athletes pick up Gold silver and bronze at the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup

Last month saw Mark Colbourne (Tredegar) compete for the first time at a UCI Para-Cycling World Cup event for Great Britain in Segovina, Spain. And he didn't disappoint as he took Bronze in the Time Trial event... more

Improved facilities for Tennis in Swansea

The Swansea Lawn Tennis and Squash Club has unveiled three new artificial courts and three refurbished courts following a major upgrading of facilities at the club... more

Public consultation on future arrangements for the adventure activities sector

A public consultation on future arrangements within England for the adventure activities sector following the abolition of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and its replacement with a code of practice has now opened... more

Britains athletes honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

Three of Britain's London 2012 Olympic medal hopefuls, world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis, world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu, and 15-time Tour de France stage-winning cyclist Mark Cavendish, were awarded MBEs ... more

Community Amateur Sports Club scheme celebrates its 6,000th member

The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme recently celebrated its 6,000th member - Ampfield Crusaders Cricket Club, Ampfield, Hampshire. Launched in 2002, the scheme has saved £100 million through... more

Silver medal for Hannah Mills

There were excellent performances from Welsh sailors at the 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth last month... more

Cardiff's future as Test venue in doubt

Following a new ECB competitive tendering process, next year's West Indies Test match, originally awarded to Cardiff, has now been awarded to Lord's cricket ground and the Marylebone Cricket Club... more

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