VSA hands Vic­to­rian sports role to na­tional body

Alpine News - - On The Slopes -

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.

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