PROCESS WELL UNDERWAY FOR UNITARY MODEL OF MANAGMENT

first_imgAs you are aware the Australian Touch Association is in the process of progressing the national unitary management model in accordance with the recommendations contained within the Shilbury report. It is the view of the ATA that the time frames set down by the working committee (State and National CEO’s and the General committee) will be met and these time frames are broadly indicated in the attachments which are inclusive of the Schedule for sub Committees and a Power Point presentation for use by Members Please find here an Adobe picture file and also a Power Point presentation on the progress of the Unitary Model. ADOBE PICTURE OF THE UNITARY MODEL PROGRESS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION OF THE UNITARY MODEL PROGRESS Please find below the first newsletter on the progress of the unitary model: UNITARY MODEL NEWSLETTER Positive effects: * The positive effects of this management model are many, to highlight the obvious: * Strength drawn from economies of scale; * Consistent delivery of services; * Better informed Touch Community; * Better adaptation of resources; * Improved delivery of services to affiliates; * Elimination and or reduction of duplication. The set up: As this advancement program is critical to the sport the ATA has taken a “we must get it right” view and in support of this five sub committees have been formed, they are: * Governance * Finance * Human resources * Business Principles Strategic planning The committee memberships have been designed to obtain a valuable cross section of thoughts ideas and processes from a wide range of the sports volunteers and paid personnel from every area in Australia. Tasks at hand for each committee and the members of each are detailed below GOVERNANCE: Ken Willett (Qld) Chairperson (04) 1204-5455 [email protected] John Howard (NSW) Bruce Ainslie (SA) Graeme Murphy (ACT) Marion Murphy (SA) The tasks facing this committee are: * Draft Constitution consultation and recommendations * Draft Standing Orders for Advisory Committees * Investigate changes needed at local level to ensure direct affiliation. * Review and Define ATA Board Responsibilities and roles * Define delegations and limitations of ATA Board and CEO FINANCE: Jeremy Sorenson Chair person (WA) Chairperson (08) 9387-8279 [email protected] Lyn Dunn (ATA) Darren Ball (SA) Tony Doyle (NSW) Karen Groves (ACT) Paul Eggers (Queensland) The tasks facing this committee are: * Cash Collection procedures * Expenditure Procedures * Chart of accounts * Risk Management Guidelines * Financial Reporting system identified HUMAN RESOURCES: Peter Topp Chairperson(ATA) 0262852703 [email protected] Jasmin Reik (SA) Sandra Gad (External consultant) ATA Board Member The tasks facing this committee are Define managerial Hierarchy: * Who reports to Whom * Determine responsibilities * Develop Organisational Chart Staff Management: * Document induction process * Define Salary Structure * Develop Employment Process inclusive of EBA’s and or contracts * Plan for retention of current and recruitment of Staff (CB’s Regions and ATA) * Plan any other policies and standards required BUSINESS PRINCIPLES: Col Maguire Chairperson (SA) 0883733222 [email protected] Andrew Bar (Qld) Miles Davine (Vic) Isobel Appo (NT) Bill Ker (ATA) Jon Pratt (ATA) Dean Russell (NSW) Consultant (to be identified) The tasks facing this committee are: * Communication – vertical and lateral methods and protocols * IT Infrastructure, Management and Policy * Operating Rules and Procedures * Customer Service Principals STRATEGIC PLANNING: ATA Board Peter Topp Bill Ker The tasks facing this committee are: Integrate “National Development Plan (June 2004) the Strategic Plan and the Shilbury Report change management process into a new Strategic Plan Where Are We Now? All committees have commenced their contact and discussions will commence within the week. The strategic plan for the next 18 months will be put to the Australian Sports Commission on February 17 and this will be inclusive of the current outstanding strategic directional matters combined with the Game Development Plan for the development area and the actions required to introduce and implement the management audit unitary model. A new schedule for sub committees has been completed, this document is a basic macro overview of the expected timelines required to successfully implement change by July 1 2005. Communication with State Government funding agencies has commenced especially aimed at the funding of activities within State Boundaries by a National Organisation as distinct to an Incorporated State Body. The ATA Legal Advisor has supplied a detailed information sheet on the winding up procedures needed for each State and Territory, ACT sample given at the end of this document. The ATA is in the process of appointing a new CEO (due to the retirement from the position of the current CEO) and once that is in place the employment of a senior member to the ATA (either a Member Services Manger of a Chief Financial Officer) will be undertaken. This is supporting the new ATA Office Structure as recommended in the Shilbury Report WHAT CAN YOU DO? As this is a critical time for the committees it is imperative that the chair of each committee is contactable. With that in mind I encourage any Touch participant to make contact and pass on their thoughts and ideas to these committees. One major change to the relationships between States, Regions and local associations is that of membership. Under the new constitution the ATA members (Legal Owners) will be the Local Touch Associations which is a major organisational change. The local player now has a critical role in the direction of the sport. This will give local associations a direct communication pathway to the national organisation. In saying this it has been recognised that local associations should contribute to these formative steps, after all the new members should be involved at this level as the outcomes will be inclusive of their ideas .We need your assistance especially with the sub committees work over the next 6 weeks. The Human Resource Committee needs a wider consultation base therefore we are looking for a couple more committee members preferably with experience in this area. For contact to the chairperson of each committee please refer to the contact numbers next to their names or alternatively contact the ATA on 1800 654 951 (free call) Australian Touch Association PO Box 9078 w Deakin, AC 2600 Email: [email protected] Web site: http://www.austouch.com.aulast_img read more

Referee Affiliate of the Month

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) ‘Referee Affiliate of the Month’ sees TFA highlight an affiliate that has demonstrated success in referee development, but most importantly provide information and ideas from that affiliate as a profile for other affiliates and competitions to utilise. TFA congratulates the third Referee Affiliate of the Month, Northern Districts Touch Association in Western Australia and thanks the affiliate for providing the included information. To view the Northern Districts Touch Association case study, please click on the attachment below or click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-3591-0-0-0&sID=282883Related Filesnorthern_districts_touch_referee_affiliate_case_study-pdfRelated LinksRef Affiliate of the Monthlast_img read more

Recommended Touch Football Junior Ball Usage

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new size of Touch Football to the suite of equipment available for affiliated members.  In line with the TFA 2016-2020 Strategic Plan strategies to grow School and Junior participation, we now introduce a Size 3 ball catering to our smaller players.  With the introduction of this ball size, the table in the attachment below outlines the recommended ball size, appropriate for certain age groups. These changes will be updated in due course to the TFA Junior Framework.  For more information, please click on the attachment below. All of these balls are available now and can be purchased by contacting Grace Bryant via [email protected] or 02 6212 2831.Related Files160511_tfa_-_recommended_junior_ball_usage_v0_1-pdfRelated LinksJunior Ball Usagelast_img read more

Geno Smith Wasnt Better Than His Backup

In the most surreal bit of sports news to hit Tuesday’s wires, Geno Smith, the incumbent starting quarterback for the New York Jets, is going to miss six to 10 weeks with an injury. And it wasn’t just any kind of injury; it was the kind you get when a teammate punches you and breaks your jaw.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, now-cut linebacker IK Enemkpali slugged Smith because he failed to reimburse Enemkpali for a $600 plane ticket. Jets fans — at least, Jets fans in the FiveThirtyEight office — rejoiced. But coming into the preseason, this Jets team showed at least a vague sense of promise. Are the Jets really better off without Smith? Last year, New York went 4-12 (3-10 under Smith) with one of the NFL’s worst passing offenses, and Smith was pretty bad for the second straight season. In fact, his career has gotten off to one of the worst starts of any QB since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Although Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw kicked off their careers with equally bad passing efficiency numbers, it’s far more likely that Smith is a talent on par with, say, Kyle Boller than that he’s harboring hidden star potential.And while Smith will be 25 this season, an age at which QBs still show a decent amount of improvement, the typical aging curve wouldn’t even carry Smith to league-average status at his peak.Meanwhile, the Jets’ backup quarterback isn’t a bad one. Longtime Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick occupied the seat behind Smith and — statistically speaking — he’s probably a better QB than the man slated for the huddle, at least in the short term. Over the past two seasons (when he was with the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans), Fitzpatrick’s Total QBR1ESPN’s play-by-play-based measurement of quarterbacking performance, which grades on a 0-100 scale. of 54.1 was better than Smith’s 41.2 mark during that span, and Fitzpatrick’s cumulative ProFootballFocus grade of +11.3 vastly outpaced Smith’s total of -37.3. By the numbers, the Jets are better off with the glass-jawed Smith out of the game, holding a clipboard on the sidelines.Of course, these kinds of assessments always come with the caveat that individual football statistics are obscured by countless interactions, coaching decisions and other contextual factors. And the Jets did add a good receiver over the offseason, Brandon Marshall, so it’s possible Smith would have improved significantly in 2015 had he not run afoul of Enemkpali’s fist. But Jets fans shouldn’t worry too much about what might have been: The team’s offense will probably be better with Fitzpatrick under center than it would have been with Smith. read more

Buckeyes focused on dualthreat quarterback Denard Robinson

As quarterback Denard Robinson goes, so goes Michigan’s offense. Robinson has accounted for 67 percent of his team’s total yards through 11 games this season. Limiting the Heisman contender will be the challenge for the Ohio State defense Saturday. “It’s going to be tough to game plan for him,” senior defensive end Cameron Heyward said. “I don’t know if there really is a weakness.” The difficulty comes from Robinson’s ability to beat you with his legs and his arm. The quarterback is the first player in NCAA history to have more than 1,500 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing in the same season. The evolution of his passing game is what has OSU defenders worried this season. “You’ve got to watch out because he has turned out as a good passer,” defensive tackle Dexter Larimore said. “He has been able to throw down field like he hasn’t quite been able to in the past couple years.” That improvement has come from more repetitions and more thorough preparation by the sophomore signal caller. “You’ve got to be able to read everything and know where everybody is supposed to be at on the offense,” Robinson said at Michigan’s weekly press conference Monday. “I think that is pretty much what I learned this year.” The fact that Robinson has been able to put both facets of the game together makes him hard to duplicate on the scout team in practice. The Buckeyes have to use more than one player to mimic the Wolverine quarterback. “I’m sure we’ll get some of the wide outs in there doing part of it (and) the running backs,” coach Jim Tressel said. “It’s a tremendous challenge because it gives you all of the problems that a wildcat offense gives you with a great running back … (but) it has all the passing problems.” The Buckeyes will use different scout players to work on Robinson’s running and passing threats separately because it is “impossible to simulate him” in any other way, Tressel said. Unfortunately for OSU, the two skill sets will be combined this Saturday. To slow down Robinson’s dual-threat capabilities, the Buckeyes will have to stay disciplined. “We just have to play assignment football,” senior safety Jermale Hines said. If “guys stay home and guys do their job, everything should take care of itself.” Teammates agreed that a team approach will be essential this weekend. “I think the biggest thing is to be able to play as a team and be able to play a team defense because he’s probably going to make one guy miss or two guys miss,” Larimore said. Discipline aside, Buckeye players realize that completely stopping Robinson is not an option. “He is one of the best players in college football, so it is going to be a huge challenge for our defense,” senior linebacker Ross Homan said. “We know that he’s going to get yards on us, but we just can’t quit.” The ability to dictate how he gets those yards might be the key to beating the Wolverines. In Michigan’s four losses, Robinson has 185 yards rushing a game. That number falls to 138 yards a game in the team’s seven victories. Given this disparity, limiting the passing attack might be more important for the Silver Bullet defense. The players realize that to do so, they can’t let Robinson get off to a quick start. “He gets very hot very quick,” Heyward said. “We have to be ready for both the pass and the run, and he’s got so many different options on the team, it’s going to be tough to stop him.” No matter how they go about slowing down Robinson, OSU players know doing so is the only way to stop the Wolverine attack. “He is definitely what makes their offense go,” Homan said. read more

I have to blame myself Sami Khedira bemoans

first_imgAs you probably know, Germany has crashed out of the 2018 World Cup tournament but Sami Khedira believes his performances during their matches is quite ‘inexplicable.’Khedira’s performance during the match was below the standard which led him to be substituted but had side defeated by Mexico and South Korea.After a “perfect” preparation for the tournament, Khedira accepted that his performance have left him confused even after having a successful season with Juventus.‘My personal performance is still inexplicable to me today,’ Khedira told Bild. Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…‘Four weeks ago, everything was perfect. I played the best season of my career in Turin, scored nine goals and had very good performances in the Champions League.‘And then these two games happen to me. I have not experienced that during my entire football career and therefore I have to question myself, why this could be so. My team-mates and I have been quite rightly criticised very hard.’‘There are things I cannot explain. For example, why I could not get my performance in the two games, even though I was in good shape before.‘I sat right on the bench against Sweden and did not perform in the other two games that would have been necessary and that I expected of myself. I have to blame myself.’last_img read more

Report Juventus under investigation by UEFA for signing Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus are reportedly set to be investigated by the UEFA over their €112m signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real MadridThe Bianconeri spent over €250m in new signings during the last transfer window with the likes of Bayern Munich loanee Douglas Costa and Joao Cancelo from Valencia also joining for substantial fees.But Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato reports that the signing that has caught the attention of the UEFA is five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.The Portuguese forward was signed by Juventus in July for a staggering €112m, which club president Andrea Agnelli defended by stating that it was too good an opportunity to turn down.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.However, the UEFA are set to hold an investigation to make sure that Juventus complied with their Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.After three league games without a goal, Ronaldo turned things around on Sunday to score a brace and hand all three points in their 2-1 win over Sassuolo.The 33-year-old is expected to make his Champions League debut for the Old Lady away to Valencia at 21:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more