It has been another busy quarter for the BISHA Board and Sports Management Committee. The headline for this quarter is undoubtably the announcement of the IISHF u/19 European Championship coming back to our shores after a gap of over 16 years, we are extremely proud to have committed to this event and we hope many of you will support us making this a success to benefit British Roller Sports.
We have been overwhelmed with offers of help already, a massive thank you to the IISHF and the BISHA members involved with forming the proposal. The other notable successes are the recruitment of 4 key individuals keen to take forward the new era for our sport. Over the previous three months we have recruited a new National TD, Head of Health & Safety, Safeguarding Protection Officer and a new Team GB Men’s Assistant Coach. All new volunteers within this role are already making a significant impact.
Despite the wave of positivity above we cannot overlook the current Covid crisis, we are doing what we can for our members to return to playing once again within safe environments. We are ensuring that our venues are aligned to the ever-changing government policy as the impact of the virus is being understood and contained. Paul Cooper our new Head of Health & Safety has been extremely active to ensure member safety is paramount and communication of guidelines are transparent to clubs/teams.
Highlights for BISHA Q3 include:
One of the areas we really need support with is Marketing, as mentioned above we have plenty of content to share with members, but we need an individual to own and calendarise the cascade of information and also someone with Social Media skills available to load, manage and analyse the data.
Lastly, we would like to recognise the fantastic work at London Knightz and some of the recent content released to promote their club. Barry James is certainly an ambassador for BISHA and his dedication to uniting the local community and inline hockey is very apparent upon social media streams. As a board we are very much aware that our sport has a rich history which evolved from the streets of London and other inner cities. The work Barry and the club are doing is attempting to grow that membership segment once again and provide BISHA with the diversity of cultures it was built upon in the 1980’s – well done Knightz!
Stay Safe BISHA Members
The BISHA Board