At 5pm (AEDT), Sunday November 19, 2023, ATFA will be holding its annual general meeting. All ATFA members are invited to participate – a video conference will be set up for those around the country (and, indeed, the world!) to be able to tune in. The main item on the agenda for the meeting will be the election of the ATFA Committee for the 2024 season.
To that end, nominations are now open for the Committee. As per our constitution, ATFA Members are able to nominate any other ATFA Member (i.e. you can’t nominate yourself) for a position on the Committee, as long as it is SECONDED by another member AND agreed to by the nominee. Members are free to make as many nominations as they like. Having a voice on the Committee is a great way for the different clubs and regions around the country to be heard in decisions that ATFA needs to make from time to time.
If you are an ATFA member and would like to nominate someone, fill in the details in the google form at the bottom of the page. Please note, ALL info requested must be supplied in order for the nomination to be valid.
Note that as per earlier announcements, membership for the 2023 season were free. All Members of the 2022 season were automatically rolled over as Members for the 2023 season.
The Committee consists of 7 people. Generally, 4 of those are Office Bearers and the other 3 are Committee Advisors. The roles for each are outlined below.
Nominations close: 11:59pm (AEDT), Saturday October 28, 2023
Voting (if required) : 12:01am (AEDT) Monday October 30 – 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday, November 12, 2023
President : oversees the Committee. In conjunction with the Committee, the President sets dates for, and convenes Committee meetings as required, including the compulsory Annual General Meeting following the close of each financial year; presides as chairperson over all Committee meetings.
current member – Adrian Connolly (Western Flickers TFC)
Vice President : assists the Committee President in all the President’s duties.
current member – Peter Thomas (Melbourne TFC)
Treasurer : oversees ATFA’s monetary concerns: the running of ATFA’s bank account; supplying annual profit/loss overviews to the Committee and ATFA Membership; keeping records of all expenses and income.
current member – Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC)
Secretary General : is responsible for: supplying all documentation required by FISTF in regards to ATFA club and player memberships; FISTF tournament registrations and results or any other necessary documents; keep minutes of all committee or general meetings.
current member – Steve Wright (Western Flickers TFC)
Ordinary Committee Members
Committee Advisor (General) : offers advice and assistance to the rest of the Committee in relation to all decisions made at the Committee level.
current members – Adrian Elmer (Western Sydney Subbuteo), Luke Radziminski (Melbourne TFC), Giuseppe Tardiota (Brisbane TFC)
All Committee Members will be equally responsible for the discussion and decision making processes for any issue required of the Committee. It is expected that all Committee Members will be proactive in promoting Subbuteo Table Football in their local context and will undertake all their table footballing duties, including Committee membership, with the best interests of the game in Australia at heart.