To Board or Not to Board
I recently resigned from my position as the Chairman of the NSW Volleyball Referees Association. This was due to the workload and time commitment being too much to deal with. Such is the challenge of an entirely volunteer run organisation. A paid member of staff to do the ground work would have been an amazing opportunity, but not one we could afford.
I have since had some time to dig into other things in NSW volleyball…and so now I have nominated for the State Volleyball NSW Board because I think I can help to improve the state of volleyball in NSW…Why? (more in my bio)
- More communication about what SVNSW is doing
- More participation in volleyball across NSW
- More accountability for the actions, dollars and performance
At the end of the day though…I want my sport, the sport where I met my partner and have made many many friends, to still be going strong when my little girl grows up and wants to play. Balloon volleyball isn’t going to cut it forever…
UPDATE: Damon Minotti (candidate from UNSW) asked me to include his bio here as well.
Some Additional Details…
I have played around with some of the financial information in the SVNSW annual report below. It’s one of the things I do… Take a look and make up your own mind. Don’t just believe me.
My guesswork is probably wrong in places – particularly in terms of player numbers. It doesn’t have to be. If SVNSW want to share figures then these don’t have to be estimates. And I would be very happy to update these calculations if these numbers and further breakdowns are known.
– That’s one of the things I want to see brought to the Board. We should know.
– And it should be very clear how SVNSW spending has been matched to the overall objectives.
Based on the financials within the annual report (and some guesswork), I estimate that SVNSW spent over $250 per player for V-League, but collected over $120 per player for National Juniors.
The information below shows financial support for 3 specific competitions (School competitions, U15s and V-League), leveraged by the larger involvement from other competitions (State Volleyball League, State Cups, National Juniors). And outside of the spending here, under $4,000 was spent on junior development – and I haven’t even tried to estimate how many people that might represent (but I guess it would be around 1,000 – making it about $4 spent per player).
Looking through the administration costs shows some big costs as well. Just for one example, SVNSW spent about as much on its telephones as it did on junior development.