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Call for Nominations for the Council Elections

[<<] [>>] by John Reddish
8th June (CA Official News)

Call for nominations for the CA Council Elections in 2022

Four of the members elected in 2019 to serve on the CA Council will reach the end of their term in October this year. They are: Dennis Scarr (North and Yorkshire) Dave Kibble (South West) Peter Allan (South) Ian Cobbold (South East). Elections will be held this summer to fill these vacancies, for a term of three years. Those currently serving are eligible for re-election. Dennis Scarr and Ian Cobbold have announced that they will not be seeking re-election.

The 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. Standing for election Membership of the Council offers a significant opportunity to shape the future of the CA, in the interests of its members as a whole. Members with an active interest in the future of the CA are encouraged to stand for election. A list of the skills needed for this role has been drawn up and may be seen on the CA website.

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


The timetable for the elections this year is that nominations will close on 4 August and, in the event of a contested election, voting will commence on 10 August and finish on 31 August, so that the results are known in good time before the new Council takes office after the AGM on 15 October 2022.


Nominations for election by a Constituency should be e-mailed to and to 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.

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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