8 nations call for democratic reform of WorldSkate Europe
In a joint letter sent on Monday 1 March 2021, the national rink hockey associations of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Israel, Netherlands and Switzerland proposed the democratic reform of the Rink Hockey Technical Commission to WorldSkate Europe President, Fernando Claro.
The nations want to improve the prospects of rink hockey across Europe, through the creation of a Board of Directors for the Rink Hockey Technical Commission, consisting of a member appointed by each Rink Hockey playing nation in Europe, with one vote per nation, chaired by one of their number, with responsibility for making the rules that affect nations participating in the sport.
The group feel that this equality of voice will “provide a catalyst for thoughtful and inclusive decision making, that is conducive to creating the healthy association, focused on growth” and “facilitate engaged and informed oversight of the Technical Commission, in a business like and professional manner” by offering insights and contributions, constructively and collaboratively, to ensure the collective interest of all stakeholders of rink hockey in Europe, while “also enabling greater operational transparency and accountability necessary for the achievement of long-term goals”.
Click here for Official Letter sent to World Skate Europe