Since the appointment was made of Ricky Stevenson (Eng) to the position of Director of Sport at the last FIPFA Congress in July 15, it’s now time to appoint the 5 directors that lead the different elements that make up the Sports Department.

The following voluntary roles are required to be filled to enable the department to run effectively, they are.

Director of Competition, role includes: Competition organisation, staffing, regulations, and schedules governing sanctioned competitions. Appeals management. Protocol to determine the official calendar, timing and location of international competitions and championships. Ensures events meet sanctioning requirements and recommends sanctioning to the Council.

Director of Anti-Doping, role includes: Anti-Doping training, education, oversight and support of Anti-Doping Officer, compliance with WADA Code, and infraction sanctions.

Director of Referees, role includes: Referee training, education, accreditation, international listing, and allocation to international competitions.

Director of Technical, role includes: Technical specifications of wheelchairs, footguards, chair protection, elements associated with the player-in-wheelchair, a mechanism to regulate the speed limit, ball specifications, safety rules for the player-in-wheelchair; playing field specifications and Law of the Game.

Director of Classification, role includes: Classification training, education, accreditation, international database, and allocation to international competitions, compliance with IPC Code. The directors report to Director of Sport and keep them informed of all progress, to seek approval of all official documents and updates which are required.

The appointments will be made on the basis that they will hold office until the next election of the Director of Sport (2019). If you’re interested in applying for any of the positions please submit a covering letter explaining about your experience / knowledge / qualifications and why you would be a suitable candidate to by Sunday 6 March 2016.

All applications will be reviewed by the Director of Sport and proposals made to the FIPFA Executive for approval.