BAFA have released information about this years AGM, full details including a registration link for attendance can be found in their official comms below.
Reading through the comms it states that no formal voting will take place, a bit unusual for an AGM but fine, it’s BAFA’s meeting.
However, as an active and paying member of this community myself, I feel BAFA should have pointed out that Clubs can raise thier own matters that they want voted on.
This is in accordance with section 39.2.3 of BAFA’s Articles of Association, which states that 5 or more ‘Voting Members’ (meaning Clubs) can present a motion which would have to be voted on in the meeting
According to section 42.1.1 of BAFA’s Articles of Association, there would need to be 48 hours notice for the poll to be included in the AGM.
So, theoretically 5 clubs could come together and propose lower fees for Div 2 teams, or minimum requirements for a team to be allowed in the Prem, or a requirment for the BAFA rules committe to consider players being allowed to be mic’d up for media content, players being allowed to celebrate touchdowns, players being allowed to high-step/flip/moonwalk into the endzone when scoring or even a 1 year delay to the recently announced fee increases for Women’s football and it would have to be voted on in the meeting.
Obviously there are more pressing and higher priority matters that those suggested above, I just wanted to give a flavour of the possible and point out that ‘no formal voting’ does not mean ‘no voting at all’.
Below is BAFA’s official AGM announcement:
BAFA Annual General Meeting
Friday, September 20, 2019
The British American Football Association’s annual general meeting will take place on Saturday 5 October at Solihull Moors Football Club from 12pm – 2pm.
On the agenda are updates and presentations from members of the BAFA board, information on future plans and an opportunity to ask new chief executive Pete Ackerley questions.
As always, BAFA clubs are invited to send representatives. However, in a change to previous events, as no formal voting will take place during the meeting, attendance is open to the wider British American Football community too.
Solihull Moors Football Club is a six-minute drive from Birmingham International Airport and rail station.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served.
What you need to do – event registration
To help with event planning, please register your interest in attending the event through the BAFA membership system on the link below.
BAFA AGM registration
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