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Call for Nominations for CA Council Elections

[<<] [>>] by Ian Vincent
6th May (CA Official News)


Four of the members elected in 2019 to serve on the CA Council will reach the end of their term in October this year. In addition, a by-election is required for the Southern Constituency.



Frances Colman* Southern
John Dawson* North West
Brian Havill East Anglia
Jonathan Isaacs* South East and London
Klim Seabright* South West

Elections will be held this summer to fill these vacancies, for a term of three years, except for the Southern Constituency which will be for the remaining two years. Those currently serving are eligible for re-election, but those asterisked have indicated that they do not intend to stand.

Role of the Council and its Members

The Council has overall responsibility for the affairs of the Association, with a focus on high-level policy, strategic initiatives, scrutiny and transparency. Implementation of that policy is the responsibility of an Executive Board, which the Council appoints. The working committees report to the Executive Board.

There are 12 voting members of the Council. They are elected by individual CA members in constituencies made up of one or more Federations. They are to represent the players, clubs and Federations in their Constituency, balancing the interests of them and those of the CA as a whole as best they can.

Standing for Election

Membership of the Council thus offers a significant opportunity to shape the future of the CA, in the interests of its members as a whole. We would like to encourage members with an active interest in the future of the CA to stand for election. A list of the skills needed for this role has been drawn up.

If you are interested in serving in this way, please read on to find out more about the election process and contact Jonathan Isaacs, the Chairman of Council, for further information about the role.


The timetable for the elections this year is that nominations will close on 27th July and voting will finish on 31st August, so that the results are known in good time before the new Council takes office after the AGM on 16h October.


Nominations for election by a Constituency should be e-mailed to and the Secretaries of the relevant Federation(s), identifying the Constituency, the person nominated, and their proposer and seconder, who must both be individual CA members registered to vote in the Constituency. A personal statement, of no more than 300 words, may be attached for publication and the nominee must have confirmed their willingness to stand.

A list of the nominations accepted for a Constituency is available by clicking on its name in the Council Elections page.

Electoral Register

CA members living in the UK are allocated to a Constituency based on the Federation membership of their primary club, failing which the leading part of the postcode of their home address. You can see the Constituency for which you are registered by viewing your details on the CA website, which you can do, when you are logged into it, by clicking on your name, which appears next to the login/out button on the top right of most pages. It will not be possible to change your Constituency during this election.


If a ballot is necessary for your Constituency, you will be able to vote online or by post. Further details will be published on the website. You will only be able to receive an e-mail giving a link to the voting application if you have an up to date e-mail address recorded in the CA Directory (though you can still be ex-directory if you do not want it published). Please ask your club secretary to set it for you if you can't login to the website to do it yourself.


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