British Boules/Pétanque Federation

Scope of the Federation

The organisation and administration of the playing of international petanque in Great Britain. The Federation  will affiliate to the FIPJP, (Federation Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal, CEP (the Confederation of European Pétanque), NSC (North Sea Committee). Membership of the Federation is open to the National Pétanque Associations of Channel Islands, England, Scotland and Wales.  Northern Ireland is part of the Irish Pétanque Association

Philosophy

That the Federation is kept as simple an organisation as possible, sufficient to discharge the duties required of it by the constituent associations and the international governing body. The Federation will be responsible for British representative teams and their development and the link to the world governing body the FIPJP.

Federation Responsibilities

Issue of licenses recognised by the FIPJP.

Promotion of Petanque in Great Britain

Coordination of a Development Plan for the sport in the UK

Federation Activities

Relationship with FIPJP, CEP and NSC and communication to and from constituent associations.

Teams for International and European representation – development of team standards.

Run an International Qualification competition on the lines of the current ICQS and last 16, but with the Grand Prix phase run by the National Associations 3 by EPA, 1 by SPA, 1 by WPA.

Organisation of Home Nations Competition.

Co-ordination of Umpiring and communication of rule changes.

Co-ordination of Coaching and Youth Development in relation to International teams.

Discipline

Pursuing television and press coverage of tournaments or teams and their achievements.

Seeking funding for Federation activities

Federation Funding

Income from players and playing are designed to cover the costs of senior team international expenses.  Income from affiliation fees is designed to cover the administration costs of the Federation. The expenses for international junior teams to be met from a fund contributed by the National Associations, 2/3rd from England and 1/6th each from Wales and Scotland. 

Structure and Organisation Proposal

1.      Members

The Federation will be made up of eligible constituent National Associations in Great Britain; Channel Islands, England, Scotland, Wales who will each appoint up to two members to the Federation Executive which will deal with the day to day business and expect to operate by consensus..

2.      Policy

Will be set by an Annual congress of delegates from each affiliated association. The number of eligible delegates will be related to the number of members affiliated to the Federation by that Association, at the rate of 1 per 250 members or part there of.

3.      National Officers

The Executive will elect a President and Vice President from amongst their number. The President will be responsible for providing a Secretariat function (e.g. Federation Secretary and Treasurer).

4.      Appointed Officers

A Great Britain Umpire, Great Britain Team Coach(es) and such technical advisors as required will be appointed by the Executive.

5.      Administration

The Federation will Issue International Licences recognised by the FIPJP through affiliated associations. It will maintain a database of licence holders.

International team managers will be appointed by the executive as required.

Provide an appeal frame work for members rights, Equity (rights of minorities), Protection of Vulnerable members, Player  Discipline by providing  processes for complaints and appeals.

Seeking funding for Association activities – sponsorship, grants from funding bodies.

Funding Model

Sources of funds would be Affiliation fees; ICQS entry fees; Grants from National Associations; Fund raising activities; Grant aid; Sponsorship and donations.

Affiliation fees    We are proposing an initial affiliation fee of £2.50. A model budget based on these proposals is shown below.

 

British Federation Budget April 26th 2004

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

 

Expenditure

1

Playing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior World Championships

 

 

 

£2,800

 

 

North Sea Championships

 

 

 

 

£7,500

 

 

Ladies World/European

 

 

 

 

£2,300

 

 

Junior World/European

 

 

 

 

£3,000

 

 

Trophies/kit

 

 

 

 

 

£500

 

 

Competition Org. ex’s

 

 

 

 

£200

 

 

National Associations' contributions to Juniors

£3,000

 

 

 

 

Players, officials & other contributions

 

£4,000

 

 

 

 

Grand Prix entry fees

250

20

£5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£12000

 

£16300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

 

Expenditure

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Affiliation fees

 

 

 

 

 

£1,000

3

 

Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

£0

 

 

Post & printing

 

 

 

 

 

£50

 

 

Phone/fax

 

 

 

 

 

£50

 

 

Audit fees

 

 

 

 

 

£150

 

 

Bank charges

 

 

 

 

 

£50

 

 

Annual Congress

 

 

 

 

 

£300

 

 

Travel

 

 

 

 

 

        

£150

 

 

Sec/Treas Honoraria

 

 

 

 

£400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees

 

 

Number

Fee

 

 

 

 

4

 

Per capita charge

3050

£2.5

£7,625

 

 

 

5

 

BBF Licences

660

£0

£0

£7,625

       

£2,150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing

 

 

 

 

12000

 

£16,300

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

£2,150

 

 

Fees

 

 

 

 

£7,625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

£19,625

 

£18,450

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Playing expenditures based on 2003 experience.

 

 

 

 

Playing income of £4000 from players, officials & others (eg donations & sponsors)

 

Junior International expenses met by National Associations' donations

 

 

of £2000 England and £500 each Wales and Scotland

 

 

 

2

International and European affiliation.

 

 

 

 

 

3

No separate insurance, all covered by National Association

 

 

4

Fee paid by National Associations in respect of each of their members

 

5

All members can get licence at no charge

 

 

 

 

           

Supporting Documents

British Federation Description

English Petanque Association Description

Draft Federation Constitution

Draft EPA Constitution