About British Wrestling

Membership & Clubs Committee

Membership
and Clubs
Committee

Chair: Chief Executive

Members:
Membership Secretary
Nations & Regions Rep
Non-Exec Dir Finance

Co-Opted Members:
Scotland:
North:
South:
Northern Ireland:
Wales:
Youth Member:

Colin Nicholson


Trevor Hoskins
Trevor Hoskins
TBA


TBA
Eddy Kavanagh
TBA
TBA
Sue Jones
Ranvir Singh

 

 

Terms of
Reference:

  • Recommend increases to membership and club affiliation rates (for circulation to Board who will be asked to ratify)
  • Review, from time to time, classes and costs of membership
  • Review, from time to time, requirements on Clubs to affiliate to the BWA e.g. an affiliated club should have min 1xLevel 2 Coach, 1x Child Welfare Officer, 1x Referee (Cross-Over with competitions Committee as Clubs need to have adequate number of officials)
  • Identify and do projects to build the benefits of membership
  • Identify and promote successful club development strategies
  • Promote Clubmark certification to clubs and support them in achieving
  • Own strategy going forward for membership database

 

 

The following items were discussed at the 9th May 2013 Membership and Clubs Committee:

  • BWA to raise awareness across clubs that all participants need to be BWA members, not least for insurance purposes.
    • Publicity on various membership types
    • “New” Recreational Membership is a win-win solution for many
  • BWA Insurance cover description published on British Wrestling website
  • On-Line Membership database to be reviewed to support Membership Paper record and reminder of renewal date
  • BWA to raise awareness of Club/Regional Secretaries that they can access the membership database for their clubs, supporting e-mail communication with their members
  • BWA to pay its back-dues to clubs on Recreational Membership
  • The committee congratulated Wigan & Leigh and Octagon on achieving Clubmark status
  • Committee agreed that a member’s rolling-membership renewal date should be back-linked to date where the membership last ran out (within a year)
  • Committee agreed that all BWA-endorsed tournaments should move to on-line registration with benefits to smoother operation of competition and confirming membership of participants

 


The following items were discussed at the 27th March 2012 Membership and Clubs Committee:

Summary minutes

  • The committee reviewed a draft news item about Recreational Membership and wished to encourage more clubs to recruit Recreational member
  • The committee reviewed draft wording on insurance for the website but felt that the information should be checked professionally before publishing
  • The committee discussed the conditions required for a Club to affiliate to the British Wrestling association with a draft document to go to the Board
  • The committee contributed to a “Benefits of BWA membership” document for the website
  • The committee felt that a record of membership e.g. an email with membership number would be beneficial
  • The committee felt that membership fees/club affiliation fees should go up in line with RPI or CPI. However, it was felt that membership fees could be reviewed (downwards) should the overall membership income be boosted by, say, another 1,000 full members. These proposals would be put to the Board.

 




The following items were discussed at the 10th May 2011 Membership and Clubs Committee:

  • The importance of Recreational Membership and need to communicate effectively to ensure implementation
  • The Benefits of British Wrestling Association membership and methods for communicating the benefits and that membership is actually good value for money compared with other sports
  • The importance of insurance for wrestlers in training, as well as competition
  • The membership database should be tweaked so that it can communicate membership benefits
  • MMA is growing in popularity, but the priority of wrestling should continue to be emphasised as it is the vital core skill used by many other sports
     

 

The Membership and Clubs Committee met on 19th January 2011 via Telecon. The Committee considered the following items:

  1. Ranvir Singh was welcomed to the Committee as its junior representative
  2. Recreational Membership: The committee heard different but successful approaches to signing up new Recreational Memberships which need to be communicated to step up the numbers of Recreational Members. The committee also discussed amending the ratio of who (Clubs or Regions) gets the £4 income from each new recreational membership in favour of the Club and away from the Region whilst the new class of membership gets communicated and established
  3. Requirements on Affiliated clubs: The committee was concerned that some Clubs may not meet the minimum criteria required for affiliation and discussed what sanctions were available to encourage such Clubs to conform to the agreed standards. It was agreed that the requirements, sanctions and how to work with Clubs to attain the minimum standards should be written-up, agreed, and then made available
  4. Use of the BWA Members database for communication: On reviewing the BWA Data Protection Policy, it was felt that no amendments were required for the further protection of members information and correct operation of the database
  5. The next meeting will be in March 2011, when the committee will refine information about the Benefits of British Wrestling Association Membership and the carried forward item of communications about work of committee

 



Summary of 2nd Dec 2010 Meeting

  • Members: Colin Nicholson (Chair); Trevor Hoskins (Nations & Regions Representative - Midlands); Gregor McNeil (non-Exec Finance Director); Scotland: Brian Harper; North: Eddy Kavanagh; South: Numan Yayici; Northern Ireland: John O’Rawe; Wales: Sue Jones
  • The Committee felt that there should be a representative of the junior membership and volunteers are asked to contact Colin Nicholson who would look to nominate.
  • The Committee agreed and prioritised its Terms of Reference
    • Review with a view to Recommend increases to membership and club affiliation rates in order to sustain membership benefits
    • Identify and do projects to build the benefits of membership
    • Review classes and costs of membership
    • Review requirements on Clubs to affiliate to the BWA
    • Identify and promote successful club development strategies
    • Promote Clubmark certification to clubs and support them in achieving
    • Own strategy going forward for membership database
  • The committee reviewed the membership and club affiliation rates for 2011 and recommended that the BWA should hold the rates at current levels for a year, or until a review of membership types/rates has taken place
  • The committee intends to meet every two months with its next meeting in January 2011 when it will review Recreational Membership and communications about work of committee