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The function of the Chairman (male or female) is to lead the BOA and to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable that its aims are properly represented and followed at all levels within the sport both in the UK and overseas. The Chairman is the figure-head and spokesperson for the BOA and is responsible for ensuring the constitution is followed, agreeing meeting agendas, ensuring meetings are properly organised, setting priorities and guiding the Committee in the execution of their own duties. The Chairman will usually take the chair at BOA Committee meetings and will have one Committee vote along with the rest of the Committee, but at times of equal votes will have a deciding or casting vote to resolve an issue.
The Vice Chairman shall carry out any of the duties of the Chairman in the absence of the principal post holder and will assist and support the committee in any other duties not allocated to another official. The Vice Chairman currently handles all outgoing communication for the association and is a point of contact for the media.
The Secretary is responsible for agreeing meeting agendas with the Chairman and for circulating notices of all meetings to the membership in a timely fashion. They will arrange for all meetings to be minuted and for the minutes to be circulated to all members by posting them on the BOA website. The Secretary will arrange a date and venue and circulate notice for the Annual General Meeting within the time frame required by the constitution to allow sufficient time for any motions submitted by the members to be advised to the membership.
The Treasurer is responsible for the collection and banking of all monies owing to the BOA and the prompt settlement of any monies owed. They will maintain the accounts of the BOA and will arrange for these to be independently audited annually prior to the AGM. The Treasurer will advise the committee annually of any changes that may be considered necessary to the annual subscriptions or charges for membership services that may be required to maintain the accounts in balance and free of debt.
The Membership Secretary will maintain a current and accurate list of members of the BOA and is responsible for advising the members annually of the required subscriptions, and for liaison with the Treasurer to ensure that due payments are made.
The Shop Manager is responsible for developing the shop and the products sold, and to ensure its smooth operation and financial stability.
The Chief National Referee will review the UK underwater hockey rules on an annual basis and make recommendations to the BOA committee for any changes necessary. The Chief Referee will oversee the ongoing training of referees and will advise the committee on all refereeing matters. They are responsible for liaising with the competitions manager to provide referees for national tournaments.
The Competitions Manager will make arrangements for national tournaments, liaising with the National Referee, Treasurer and any other BOA officers as necessary. This includes junior, youth, female and mixed competitions during the season at regional and national levels.
Sport Development is the point of contact for trials, developing new clubs and initiatives to encourage growth in the sport. Dealing with enquiries for promotions, advertising and fundraising the SDO has a very diverse role. Many others at clubs throughout the country are developing the sport and are involved, directly or indirectly, in making the work of the SDO a success. Some of the people assisting the SDO with regional development are listed on the Sport Development page.
Responsible for ensuring that safety welfare and protection of the vulnerable is always considered, in both our policies, procedures and practical aspects of governance at both association and club level.
The Webmaster is responsible for the management of the BOA website, the site is currently maintained by a third party, if you have any problems using the site, or wish to offer improvements, please contact the webmaster.
Our Comms Managers look after the various communication channels including social networking, creating news items. This involves liaising with other BOA officers and club members to source current issues including local club news, aspects of playing, foreign news, rule updates and competitions.
The Student Representative will liaise between students and the BOA to find ways to forge closer links and to tap the huge potential for new members from student groups.
Members Without Portfolio
Ordinary Member (without portfolio) - A full member of the Committee without a specific role. A position for those keen on getting involved to become part of the committee and to learn and understand how the committee works. An ordinary member is a full voting member of the committee who may represent a wider group of members when committee decisions are made.