WHAT IS THE FRF(UK)?
WHAT IS THE FRF(UK) FOR?
The purpose of the FRF(UK) is to:
- organise and promote the development of fitness racing in the UK;
- achieve recognition by UK Sport as the NGB for fitness racing in the UK;
- select, prepare, train, and support UK athletes and teams to compete in regional and global competitions;
- organise national (British Championships) and international (World Championships) fitness racing competitions in the UK;
- lobby for the inclusion of fitness racing in major international multi-sport events, e.g. the Olympics, European Games, Commonwealth Games, Invictus Games, etc; and,
- represent fitness racing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a voting member of the iF3.
WHY IS THE FRF(UK) NECESSARY?
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.
WHO IS BEHIND THE FRF(UK)?
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.
HOW IS THE FRF(UK) FUNDED?
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.
WHEN WAS THE FRF(UK) INCORPORATED?
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.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
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.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on social media.