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2017 Football West Elections

As per Football West’s By-Laws, Zone Representatives and Standing Committee Delegates serve a two-year term that expires on 30 June 2017. Consequently Football West is now calling for nominations for Zone Representatives and Standing Committee Delegates for the period of 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.

Oversight

The nomination and (if necessary) election process will be scrutinised by an external consultant from accounting firm William Buck.

Eligibility for Nomination

In order to be nominated, a person must meet the eligibility criteria as described in the Football West By-Laws:

For Zone Representatives, a nominee must be:

  • Aged 18 years or over.
  • Nominated by a Club affiliated with Football West located in the Zone for which the nominee is being nominated.

For State League, Women’s, Social, Amateur and Masters, Junior and Futsal Standing Committees, a nominee must be:

  • Aged 18 years or over.
  • Nominated by a Club affiliated with Football West competing in the competition overseen by the standing committee for which the nominee is being nominated.

For the Referees Standing Committee, a nominee must be:

  • Aged 18 years or over.
  • Nominated by two accredited referees registered with Football West or if an accredited and registered referee is under 18, his or her parent or guardian.

For the Coaches Standing Committee, a nominee must be

  • Aged 18 years or over.
  • Nominated by two accredited coaches registered with Football West who are coaching teams in official Football West competitions, or if an accredited coach who is coaching a team in an official Football West competition is under 18, his or her parent or guardian.

Need for a Poll

In the event that the number of candidates for election is equal to or less than the number required, those candidates are taken to be elected unopposed. Where the number of candidates for election is greater than the number required, then an election will be held, the result of which will be scrutinised by the external consultant.

Timetable

  • Nominations Open – 2 June 2017;
  • Nominations Close – 16 June 2017;
  • Collation of Results – 17-19 June 2017;
  • Polls open (if required) – 20 June 2017;
  • Polls close (if required) – 28 June 2017;
  • Collation of Results – 29 June 2017;
  • Notification and Publication of Results – 30 June 2017;
  • New Zone Representatives and Standing Committees take office – 1 July 2017.

Guides

The following guides provide further information for clubs, referees and coaches on the procedure for nominations and (if necessary) elections.

Elections Process – Club Guidelines

Elections Process – Referee Guidelines

Elections Process – Coaches Guidelines

Nomination Forms

Please complete the relevant nomination form by typing in the spaces provided, print the completed form and ensure that the nominee and either the President of the Club (for Zone Representatives and Competition Standing Committees) or the 2 nominators (for Referees and Coaches Standing Committees) have signed the nomination form.

Then scan the document and email the completed form to elections2017@footballwest.com.au no later than 5:00pm WST on Friday 16 June 2017.

Zone Representative Nomination Form

Competition Standing Committee Nomination Form (For State, Women’s, Amateur, Social & Masters, Juniors and Futsal)

Referees Nomination Form

Coaches Nomination Form

Football West By-Laws

By-Laws 1-11

Football West Zone Outline

Terms of Reference

Zone Representatives Terms of Reference November 2016

Standing Committee Terms of Reference – Coming Soon.

Further Information

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Company Secretary Keith Wood on 6181 0715 or 0400 717 110 or via email at company.secretary@footballwest.com.au.