Note from May 2015 Board meeting
British Curling Meeting of the Board of Directors
Monday 18th May 2015.
The Board of British Curling met as scheduled in May in Stirling. A number of important discussions took place and decisions were made for the future of the programme. The key issues that were discussed are summarised below:
The Performance Director (PD) advised that the recruitment of coaching staff is in progress and the second round of interviews will be held to recruit coaches for the men/women’s programme over the next ten days. The head wheelchair coach recruitment process will follow.
National Performance Centre
The creation of a dedicated performance training centre is the highest priority for the programme. The PD and Chief Operating Officer (COO) are engaging in discussions with Stirling Council regarding proposals for a new rink at the peak.
The selection of Men, Women and Wheelchair athletes for the 2015-16 season for Podium, Podium Potential and Performance Foundations were shared with the board. The announcement will be made in the coming days, once all of the athletes have been informed.
The IOC decision on whether MD will be added to the Olympic schedule is due in June and we await that decision. A draft business case for the MD programme has been submitted to UK Sport and it will be discussed with the investment panel at UK Sport on 22 May, but no decision will be made till after IOC position is known.
It was agreed that Chairman and COO would bring one Issue from the Risk Register for discussion in detail at the next meeting.
The feedback from UK Sport will be issued shortly but they are content with the independent representation on the board, where a minimum of 2 people are not connected to the business of the organisation.
Regarding terms of office the board felt the current 3x4year terms is right for British Curling at the present time but we commit to change this to 2x4year terms at the AGM in December 2017 for the appointments to the Board in 2018.
The current finances are in line with expectations and no concerns were raised.
UK Sport Investment Panel
The PD, COO and Head of Coaching will attend the annual investment panel meeting at UK Sport on 22 May. The purpose of this will be to review the season just passed and look forward using their trajectory analysis to the remainder of the cycle to 2018.
Joint meeting with RCCC
It was agreed that the proposed joint meeting of the boards of British Curling and RCCC should go ahead on 22 June 2015 at 5pm in Edinburgh.