The Future of ECRHA

Urgent Immediate AttentionA Message From Our General Secretary

As you know, I have sent several emails recently advising of Committee Roles which are currently or will become vacant at the end of the season.

My reason for writing today is to emphasise to you how important it is these roles are filled.

We currently have twelve roles within our Committee, you will therefore see the current list of vacancies accounts for over 50% of these. As per our Constitution five members of the Committee are required to hold a meeting, as things stand we will only have five roles filled. Therefore should just one person be unable to attend, the meeting cannot be held. Can I also remind you that as agreed at last year’s AGM each ECRHA official does not serve a set time. They hold their role until they wish to resign or should someone else wish to be put forward for their position. There is no formal process for someone to tender their resignation, so we could find ourselves at the meeting with more resignations to consider.

A further, vital role, which due to the recent formation of the CRHR has not yet been added as a Committee position to our Constitution, is that of Regional CRHR Representative. This is a role which as our point of contact to our National Referee body must be filled and must be held by a referee (regardless of grade).
As well as being unable to hold meetings without a minimum number of members, without sufficient help we cannot run EC Competitions, ie Jubilee Cup or KO Cup and therefore Cup Finals.

I hope I have managed to convey to you the critical situation we find ourselves in. Without Committee members we cannot continue. Our next EC meeting is to be held on 12 June where the future of ECRHA will be discussed. Please let me know by then if you are interested in taking on any of the roles.

We are the largest region and have a number of great clubs and players but we need people to step forward and help us to continue. Please ensure every person connected to your club is made aware of the seriousness of the situation.

The current vacancies are:

  • General Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Development
  • Fund Raising
  • Timekeeping
  • Publicity
  • Vice President
  • CRHR Representative

Best wishes
Lisa