CALL FOR CYCLING SA NOMINATIONS

CyclingSA is calling for nominations of persons interested to become involved on a provincial and national level. Individuals wanting to apply or who would like to nominate candidates should kindly do this through their respective regional and provincials affiliates.

SPORT AND TECHNICAL COMMISSION

  • Director of Road Cycling

  • Events and Safety Commissioners

DIVERSITY COMMISSIONERS 

  • Transformation, Development and Youth Commissioners

  • Chair of the Women’s Commission

 CAPACITY BUILDING COMMISSION

  • Coaching Commissioners

Nominated candidates are also requested to submit a capability statement and Curriculum Vitae demonstrating insights and competency regarding the following:

  • General knowledge and experience are relevant to the position.

  • Knowledge of the pertinent CyclingSA and UCI rules and regulations.

The merits of all applicants will be adjudicated by the specific Commission, followed by the  Management Committee and a recommendation regarding the most suitable candidate will be made to the Executive Committee for verification at the General Meeting on 15 Aug.

Please note that all positions are on a volunteer basis, and are unpaid.

DEADLINE for nominations and/or applications: Tuesday, 11 August 2020.


DIRECTOR OF ROAD CYCLING

OBJECTIVES OF ROAD COMMISSION 

Road Cycling is one of the primary disciplines of Cycling SA. The commission is responsible for implementing an approved strategy and budget.  Objectives include the development of the discipline and those participating in it, overseeing the national calendar, coordinating the national teams and taking responsibility for national events associated with the discipline.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CyclingSA has a Sport and Technical Manager and the volunteer of this position will work closely with this employed individual and the Secretary-General inclusive of the Road Commission.

The Road Director will form part of the Sport and Technical Committee and responsibilities include:

  1. Planning, governing and coordinating the sport specifically to Road Cycling.

  2. Oversee national discipline programs and funding priorities within these programs.

  3. Ensuring vacancies on the commission are filled and to oversee a process to have a commissioner replaced through the related province.

  4. Chairing commission meetings and be responsible for putting together the agenda of the meeting together with the Secretary-General.

  5. Ensuring approved policy and strategies are implemented.

  6. Be in constant contact with the discipline’s Rider Representatives on the Riders Commission.

  7. Deliver an annual report and recommendations at the AGM as per the template provided by the Secretary-General.


EVENT SAFETY & SECURITY COMMISSIONERS MTB, BMX, TRACK CYCLING AND ROAD COMMISSION

OBJECTIVES

The federation is calling for a specialised individual(s) who may be interested to work with one (or more than one) of the different commissions. Nominations can be submitted to the province or directly to the Secretary-General.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ensure that the safety and regulation aspects are adhered to as part of the rules and regulations of the disciplines to ensure the safe participation of the members of CyclingSA.

  2. Make recommendations in promoting measures to improve the safety of cycling in general.


TRANSFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

OBJECTIVES

  1. The transformation and Development Commissions is being combined with the youth commission as it has the same objectives.

  2. Cycling SA is calling for the support in filling the vacant positions in Northern Cape, North West, Free State and Eastern Cape.

  3. Each province should have at least one representative responsible for this portfolio and a chairperson is then appointed by the commission which is verified by the Executive Committee.

  4. The Commission should play a leading role to ensure that cycling in South Africa transforms and that the sport has demographic representation in all disciplines.

  5. The implementation through this commission should evaluate the rate of transformation and development of cycling as a community sport by means of measuring the number of riders competing in local and national events including championship events through the implementation of scorecards.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The Commission should put in place Youth Festivals inclusive of all the disciplines around the country to introduce the sport, but also prepare the athletes for higher development.

  2. The Commission should put in place the necessary criteria for the affiliation of academies through the regions and provinces, ensuring key governance requirements and the promotion of development.

  3. The Commission should put in place necessary plans for the introduction of the sport in underdeveloped communities from grassroots levels.

  4. The Commission should ensure that a provincial series of development events are established to increase and feed the number of participants on Provincial and National levels.

Note: Police Clearance certificate will need to be submitted in order to be considered as per the safeguarding policies of Cycling SA.


CHAIR OF THE WOMEN’S COMMISSION

OBJECTIVES

Cycling South Africa is seeking the assistance of a woman to fill the position of chair of the Women’s Commission:

  1. To Develop the interest and the participation of women in the sport of cycling;

  2. To Develop women’s cycling across all disciplines;

  3. By working closely with the discipline representatives from each of the disciplines.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Determine a strategic plan and goals for the commission.

  2. Closely follow developments in the women’s cycling sector and react appropriately to opportunities,  threats and requirements that may arise.

  3. Work closely with the Disciplines Commissions and Commercial Committee to contribute and develop the commercial aspect of women’s cycling through strategic projects.

  4. Submit an annual report on the various tasks of the Commission.


CHAIR OF THE COACHING COMMISSION

OBJECTIVES

The Coaching Commission consists of a minimum of 9 members, one from each province, but may also include a representative from each of the affiliated regions (E.g. Wineland / Central Gauteng) of CyclingSA.

Coaching Commissioners representing shall all be accredited qualified coaching representatives and shall recognise the UCI’s standards of coaching education.

Amongst these representatives, a Coaching Commission Director with a minimum Level 2 UCI Qualification has to be identified and appointed.

CyclingSA is calling for the support in filling the vacant positions. Please contact your respective regional and provincials affiliates.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Put in place a standardised coaching education pathway and mentorship programme to develop coaches and their competences from grassroots up to high-performance levels.

  2. Integrate a coaching education pathway and mentorship programme and be part of the Olympic / Paralympic Aspiration Framework.

  3. The coaching education pathway and mentorship programme should make provision for courses on different levels where the commission shall appoint qualified facilitators to organize and present the different courses.

  4. Advancement should take into consideration the standards of the UCI and international performance and participants should be required to demonstrate competencies for each level and discipline through theoretical and practical assessments.

  5. Submit an annual report on the various tasks, courses delivered by the commission and the number of coaches trained on all the different levels.

Note: Minimum Level 2 UCI accreditation, 2020 licence with the Federation, police clearance and current first aid will need to be submitted in order to be considered.

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