AQA Plans 2015

As 2014 draws to a close, the AQA are pleased to announce just a few exciting plans for the coming year.

  1. Appointed Director

Following the casual vacancy left during the recent AGM, the current Board of Directors have decided that the best course in filling the aforementioned casual vacancy would be to appoint a director as opposed to electing one.

 

Luke Nickholds will be posting up a separate call out soon so keep a lookout for that if you’re interestedin joining the board.

 

  1. AQA Expansion Grant

Now that the AQA are more financially secure, we have decided to make grants available to all quidditch teams and state associations in Australia. We have set aside a total of $1000.

 

This grant is not limited to official member teams. The AQA are of the opinion that teams who are not yet established and currently unofficial should be given the opportunity to apply for this grant as they are in need of more help than established teams.

 

Teams who are interested in a share of this grant should apply to [email protected] with why they are in need of thegrant, how they would be using this grant to aid in expansion and a total amount required. Once approved, teams will also be required to show proof of purchases when using the grant money for expansion purposes. Applications open now and the due date for applications is the 13th of February 2016.

 

After this, the AQA will continue to accept and consider any further grant applications as they are submitted. Please be aware that the grant budget is a total figure and not a per application limit.

 

  1. QUAFL 2015

 

With QUAFL next year, we would like to give the organizing committee more time to get sorted and teams that need to travel more time to save up and make travel plans. As such, the QUAFL bid package will be released on the 5th of January 2015 and will close on the 16th of February 2015. The location for QUAFL 2015 will be announced on the 23rd of February 2015.

 

  1. Policies

 

Hannah has prepared a few policies for the AQA to coincide with the requirements of the Australian Sports Commissions to be formally recognized as a nationally sporting organization. These policies cover matters such as anti-doping, elections, governance and member protection. They are currently still being read and approved by the board and will be released to team representatives in the coming week.

 

  1. Events Calendar

 

An events calendar has been tried before but we will be organizing another one this year. This project will be headed by Arfy Papadam and will include important due dates as well as upcoming events. Team Representatives should email [email protected] if they have an event they would like to be added to the calendar. This calendar will be available on our website at www.quidditch.org.au