VSA hands Victorian sports role to national body
THE VICTORIAN Snowsports Association (VSA), which has operated for over 60 years, has decided to hand over its Victorian sports administration to the national body, Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA).
VSA president Rob Anderson told VSA’s AGM that efforts to achieve additional state government funding had failed.
In addition, he said the VSA and SSA had been unable to reach agreement regarding the terms of a new Services Agreement similar to other states
“Accordingly, in the interest of sport, we have reluctantly agreed with SSA that it take over the Victorian aspects of the sport,” Mr Anderson said.
Mr Anderson advised the VSA will continue as a consumer advocate body, as well as concentrating its efforts on Alpine Resorts stakeholder issues to Government for a better deal for all users.
“We will change our constitution but retain our state body status for these activities.
The VSA sub-committee ‘The Alpine Resorts Working Group’ (ARWG) will continue to lead the push to make life for snowsports enthusiasts and clubs more affordable in the Alps, and help provide strategic advice to Government.”
The ARWG which is already recognised by the Government consists of representatives from all Victorian resorts.