Article 27 also allows for the NISA Board to recognise ice skating associations in the home nations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the regions of England as Affiliated Associations.
As has already been explained during the Information Meetings for NISA members held in May and June 2017 in Sheffield, Edinburgh and London, as the lead national governing body for ice skating within the UK, the NISA Board has set up a Working Group to review how NISA can assist with re-invigorating the home nations bodies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and with developing appropriate regional structures in England.
NISA will be engaging with the home nation bodies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to facilitate ice skating development programmes within the home countries and also regionally within England. This is planned in order to promote better delivery systems, provide opportunities for membership engagement and allow access to local funding sources.
The Code for Sports Governance requires the Board to have an engagement strategy, under which the Board provides information to NISA’s members and stakeholders and takes feedback from them. This engagement strategy will include, during the coming year, the considerations both of any potential additional class(es) of voting membership and of the plans relating to the home nations and regions as Affiliated Bodies of NISA.
Taking account of feedback from the NISA Membership and the EGM Focus Group, the Membership Engagement Committee will be a key conduit between the NISA Membership and the NISA Board for consultations on the re-invigoration and development of home nations and regional bodies.