Introduction of SVA Membership Scheme for Volleyball Participants
Scottish Volleyball has introduced a new and dynamic system to take better care of our members and their volleyball needs.
Since our Incorporation as a Company Limited by Guarantee, Scottish Volleyball has been placed under extreme pressure to increase yearly subscriptions and more accurately calculate who, where and when people participate in our sport.
The solution which was agreed by the SVA Board at a Directors meeting in April 2010, minmising the overall cost to members while maximising the amount of information available to us as an corporated company, is the introduction of an SVA membership scheme for all persons involved in organised Volleyball in Scotland.
From 1st July 2010, in order to be registered as a player, official or coach in an SVA approved competition, to hold an elected office within a member club or to play in a representative team of the SVA it will be necessary to be a member of the Association.
The cost for membership has been set at £5 annually, however to help off-set the extra cost it was agreed via the SVA Board that the cost of affiliation, competition entry and registration in the various SVA organised competitions will be retained at the current level for the fourth successive year.
Memberships will be in one of three categories, as follows
Person must be under 16 on 1st September of the current year. This category of membership is applicable to person who is also registered as player, coach or match official. Pease note that one membership fee only is applied regardless of how many registration categories a person belongs to.
Person must be over 16 on 1st September of the current year. This category of membership is applicable to person who is also registered as player, coach or match official. Pease note that one membership fee only is applied regardless of how many registration categories a person belongs to.
A person either junior or senior who is not also a registered player, coach or match official.
There is a perceived need to balance out the required increase in SVA revenue with a membership scheme which allows us to more accurately report back to our funding partners and associated organisations. Added to this there are several other crucial factors which convinced the Board to drive through this decision:
- The need to be able to address all potential disciplinary and anti-doping concerns
- The need to ensure that everyone involved in the sport in Scotland is represented by the Association and governed by its Byelaws
- The need to more accurately target all members with relevant information and support for their particular role within volleyball
- The need to accurately apply our equity and diversity policy across all three playing disciplines