Commissions

Governance & Legal

Compliance Commission

Role: FIT legitimacy and compliance operations, including achievement of deadlines in accordance with associations incorporation

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IP, Legal and Judiciary Commission

Role: Advice to Board on FIT legal matters including judiciary issues involving participants

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Regional Federations Commission

Role: Management of regional and sub-regional boundaries together with operational & governance matters

Members: Regional and Sub-regional federations & commissions in Europe (Mr Matthew Boesen), East Asia (Mr Bryan O'Connor), South Asia (Mr John Larkins), Oceania (Mrs Rhonda Togipau), Africa (Ms Gill Nortier) & America (Mr OJ Hawea)

External Relationships Commission*

Role: Advice on partnerships, external relations hips including SportAccord and IRB matters

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Management

Policies Commission

Role: Development and management of Federation policies

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Member Relations Commission

Role: Management of communications and operational procedures related to FIT member relations

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Finance

Audit & Risk Management Commission

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Events

Global Calendar Commission

Role: Manage FIT annual events calendar

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Tournament Commission

Role: Development and maintenance of the FIT Event Operations Manual and advice to Tournament Committees

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Eligibility Commission

Role Development and management of participant eligibility procedures for FIT events

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Medical & WADA Commission

Role:Development and implementation of all medical aspects of international competition including anti-doping requirements specified by WADA

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Sports Development

Coaching Commission

Role: Advice on all technical coaching matters, including policies, training and education programs

Members: Regional representatives, chaired by Mr. Peter McNeven

Referee Commission

Role: Advice on all technical referee matters, including policies, training and education programs

Members: Regional representatives

Member Governance Commission*

Role: Advice on non-technical member development matters, including policies, training and education programs

Members: Regional representatives

Womens Commission

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Members: Regional representatives, chaired by Ms. Nadeema Levy

Children & Youth Commission

Role: The purpose of the Children and Youth Commission is to provide global standards for:

  • Children and Youth Touch development
  • Coaching competencies and standards for those coaching Children and Youth
  • Refereeing competencies and standards for those officiating Children and Youth
  • Ethics and codes of conduct for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of the sport for Children and Youth
  • Appropriate competitions and events to reflect the needs of children and youth participants in the sport

Members: Regional representatives, chaired by Mr. Rob Devine

Playing Rules Commission

Role: Advice on all aspects of Touch playing rules, including policies, training and education programs

Members: Selected representatives from administration, coaching, refereeing and player participants

Promotions & Marketing

Marketing Commission

Role: Development and maintenance of a topical FIT marketing plan, including all elements of the sport

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Sponsorships Commission

Role: Development of sponsorship and partnership proposals, the submission and liaison associated with FIT proposals and the servicing of sponsorship agreements

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ICT & Media Commission

Role: Advice on ICT and media matters and management of operational elements of online and web elements

Members: Mr. Pete Shefford (Webmaster)

* Applicable Director Portfolios for the External Relationships Commission and Member Governance Commission TBA