Vot­ing rights for top tier

Midwest Times - - SPORT - Mitchell Wood­cock

Stake­hold­ers in re­gional net­ball across the State have been con­grat­u­lated for their fore­sight by Net­ball WA pres­i­dent Deane Pi­eters.

The 11 Net­ball WA re­gions will now be dis­solved af­ter the del­e­gates voted in favour of adopt­ing a new Net­ball WA con­sti­tu­tion at this year’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, which will see vot­ing rights awarded to tier one as­so­ci­a­tions.

This means the tier one as­so­ci­a­tions will be in­cor­po­rated and must sign and com­ply with the Net­ball WA As­so­ci­a­tion An­nual Af­fil­i­a­tion Agree­ment, as well as en­sur­ing they have the pre­scribed num­ber of reg­is­tered play­ing and non-play­ing mem­bers and unique prod­uct par­tic­i­pants.

The new re­gional of­fice struc­ture is be­ing rolled out, which will have Net­ball WA staff em­ployed across the State.

Three of these staff will be in metropoli­tan of­fices and one in the North West, Mid­west-Gas­coyne, Wheat­belt-Gold­fields, Great South­ern, South West and Peel.

Mr Pi­eters noted the sig­nif­i­cance of the re­form and praised the re­gions.

“This has truly been a land­mark year for net­ball in Western Aus­tralia, and I would par­tic­u­larly like to thank the re­gions for their fore­sight in ad­vanc­ing our game,” he said.

“For the past three decades, the re­gions have made in­cred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tions to the sport of net­ball across the State, and on be­half of Net­ball WA, I say thank you to the count­less ad­min­is­tra­tors who have driven our great game.

“While we ac­knowl­edged two vol­un­teers from each re­gion at this year’s Jill McIntosh Medal, we know there are hun­dreds of oth­ers who have made in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions in their re­spec­tive re­gions.”

Ac­cord­ing to Net­ball WA, more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing tier one as­so­ci­a­tions and the re­gional of­fice struc­ture, in­clud­ing staffing ap­point­ments, will be re­vealed shortly.

Pic­ture: Ian Munro

For­mer Olympic Games swim­mer Deane Pi­eters is the boss of Net­ball WA. Big changes are be­ing made to the sport in coun­try WA.

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