Would you like to become a federation official on the Council? If you can spare 2-3 hours a week, attend AGMs twice a year, and are prepared to become a Director registered with Companies House then we have vacancies on the Council that need to be filled. The following roles are available: Director (Wales), Director (Scotland), Director (Northern Ireland), Chief Financial Officer, and Non-Executive Directors (three required).
All of Policy & Operations Commissions require subject matter experts to assist with the creation of the plans, programmes, policies, and procedures that will shape the sport in the UK. If you can spare 3-4 hours a month and attend AGMs twice a year then we would like to hear from you.
If you would like to contribute to the work of the commissions, be consulted on proposed plans, etc, vote on issues affecting our sport, and elect/confirm federation officials then become a member of the FRF(UK). The membership scheme will be launched in late November/early December 2017.
If you have any queries, or to nominate yourself for a role on the Council or one of the Commissions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of issues that need to be resolved to grow the sport in the UK. The most pressing of these issues are listed below (stated as a task), organised by the Commission that will develop the solution to them.
Write the Constitution of the FRF(UK)
Develop the ’Recognition Programme’ that maps the path to recognition by UK Sport and the British Olympic Association
Coordinate the development of the ‘Whole Sport Plan’ for fitness racing
Develop an elite performance programme (’Podium Programme’) that identifies, develops, and supports elite-level athletes
Develop a credible ranking and performance benchmarking system
Develop a grassroots strategy to increase participation in the sport
Develop a membership offer that encourages maximum community participation in the federation
Plan and deliver the FRF(UK) British Championships in 2018
Plan and deliver the iF3 World Championships in 2018
Develop a set of agreed movement standards for the sport (in conjunction with the iF3 Technical Committee)
Develop a plan to increase the capability and capacity of technical officials in the UK
Develop standards for the field of play at FRF(UK) sanctioned competitions
Develop and implement an anti-doping policy
Develop a medical policy that specifies minimum levels of medical support at FRF(UK) sanctioned competitions
Develop a plan to reduce the incidence and severity of injury during fitness racing competitions
Develop a plan to improve access to fitness racing training and competition in the UK
The FRF(UK) will organise a British Championships in 2018. The most likely date for this competition is a weekend in June and the most likely location is London or Manchester. Further details to follow.
The FRF(UK) sent a team of four athletes to contest the iF3 World Championships in San Francisco over the period 21/22 October 2017.
This competition was contested by athletes from the following countries: USA, Canada, Sweden, Latvia, Mexico, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and the UK.
The UK has been awarded the rights to host the iF3 World Championships in 2018.
The date of the iF3 World Championships 2018 is 6/7 October 2018 and the location is London (venue TBC).
As host nation the UK can enter 12 males, 12 females and four MM/FF teams into the competition.
The Council of the FRF(UK) comprises twelve people, four of whom are directly elected by the Membership.
The composition of the Council is as follows:
Four Directors (a representative from each of the four home nations elected by the membership (one of who is elected President by the Council));
Five Executive Directors (Chief Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, and Chief Sport Officer) recruited from the fitness racing community and confirmed in role by the Membership; and,
Three Non-Executive Directors recruited from outside the fitness racing community and confirmed in role by the Membership.
Commissions are the means by which the FRF(UK) develops plans, programmes, policies, and procedures.
There are two types of Commission, Executive Commissions and Policy & Operations Commissions.
The Executive Commissions are: the Executive Commission, the Nomination Commission, the Audit Commission, and the Ethics & Remuneration Commission.
The Policy & Operations Commissions are: the Athletes’ Commission, the Participation Commission, the Events Commission, the Technical Commission, the Medical Commission, and the Adaptive Commission.
The Membership of the FRF(UK) plays a vital role in governance of the organisation and the shaping of the sport.
Fitness racing is a sport which tests an athlete’s all-round athletic proficiency in a competitive situation.
All-round athletic proficiency is demonstrated by competence in a variety of movements and activities that engage different energy systems.
At fitness racing competitions athletes undergo tests of strength, strength endurance, speed, bodyweight/gymnastic skill, and aerobic capacity.
The FRF(UK) was established in 2016 and is the national governing body for the sport of fitness racing in the UK.
The FRF(UK) is affiliated to the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3).
WHAT DO WE DO?
The FRF(UK) provides governance and regulates the sport in the UK, representing and protecting the interests of all stakeholders in the fitness racing community.
The FRF(UK) works closely with partners to encourage and develop the safe practice of fitness racing in the UK.
The purpose of the FRF(UK) is to:
The FRF(UK) is the national governing body for the sport of fitness racing in the UK. The FRF(UK) is affiliated to the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3).
If we want to attract people into our affiliates and gyms, if we want to increase participation in fitness racing, if we want UK athletes to compete at the very highest level, if we want to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our sport, then we have to get organised. If we don’t help ourselves then no-one else will. The FRF(UK) provides the governing structures necessary to organise a community-wide effort to make all this happen.
The FRF(UK) is a community initiative and has been established as a not-for-profit company for the benefit of everyone and to the exclusion of no-one. It is supported by a broad cross-section of the fitness racing community in the UK including prominent athletes, coaches, performance programmes, event organisers, retailers, and affiliate owners.
To date the FRF(UK) has been funded by benefactors but in due course it will be funded by subscription (memberships), commercial sponsorship, and if we are recognised by UK Sport, public funding.
The FRF(UK) was incorporated in November 2016 and since then it has worked to develop governance at national and international level. This has included the preparation of policies and procedures, seeking affiliation to the iF3, and sending a team of athletes to represent the UK at the iF3 World Championships on 22/23 October 2017. There was a lot to do before we could launch the FRF(UK) to the community but now we are ready.
The FRF(UK) will be launched on Friday 27 October 2017.
There are so many ways to get involved! You can become a member and vote on the key issues of the day, you can join one of the committees developing the policies and plans that will shape the sport in the UK, or you could seek election to the Board. We will also need volunteers to help us deliver a British Championships.
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