Cork Athletics Important Notices April 19th 2017
Important Notices from Cork Athletics - April 19th 2017
1. Very Important Notice to Athletes, and their incoming-clubs, who Transferred during the recent Transfer Window
It has come to the notice of Cork Athletics that some athletes, in all categories, Adult and Under-Age, who recently transferred clubs, have been competing under their new club's name and/or colours. This is in breach of Athletics Ireland Transfer Regulation. Until the expiry of 30 days, i.e., untiul May 1st, transferred athletes may only compete, in open or championship events, as "Individual", without club affiliation. They then compete under the name and colours of the new club, from May 1st
Cork Athletics, and Athletics Ireland, puts all transferred athletes on notice that breaches of these Regulations may be penalised by sanctions, including, possibly, suspension
The Spring Transfer Window closed on Friday March 24th, and a total of seventy five (75) athletes transferred clubs. These transfers were approved by Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland, with an effective transfer date of April 1st 2017. Under Athletics Ireland regulations, these athletes may NOT compete for their new clubs until 30 days have elapsed, following transfer, i.e. they may NOT compete for their new club until May 1st, at the earliest
Transfer forms may be submitted at any time but will not be dealt with until the next Transfer Window closes, on August 24th 2017
2. Event Permit Applications
Permit Applications MUST be approved by Cork Athletics County Board. Permit applications should be submitted at least three (3) months before the event. Permit applications should be submitted to Cork Athletics County Board Secretary Anne Murray, prior to monthly meetings (Normally first Wednesday of each Month).
Some Clubs have been submitting Permit Application directly to Athletics Ireland Head Office. All applications submitted in this fashion will be sent back to Cork Athletics, and are likely to be delayed significantly, due to being sent via the circuitous route. The quickest and easiest way of getting Permit Approval is to submit directly to Cork Athletics.
3. Urgent! - Stewarding for Cork City Marathon
Cork Athletics urgently seeks volunteer stewards for the forthcoming Cork City Marathon, on Sunday June 4th. This year, the Marathon moves to a Sunday. A consequence of the Sunday event is a significant reduction of available Gardai. On top of this, the normal Cork Athletics stewarding cover will also be badly hit, due to a clash with Munster Juvenile T&F Championships, in Ennis on the same day, as many regular stewards will be officiating in Ennis, or accompanying/supervising their club's Juvenile athletes to the Championships.
4. Overdue Cross-Country and Road Championship Entry Fees
5. Outstanding Travel Grants
As of the April County Board Meeting, six clubs; Ballymore-Cobh AC, Bantry AC, Courcey's AC, Millstreet AC, Old Abbey AC and Youghal AC, were due reimbursement of Cork Athletics Travel Grants (which are made possible only because of financial return to Cork Athletics from organising and/or stewarding the events outlined in 3, above).
The above clubs can collect their cheques at any County Board Meeting (Next meeting Wed May 3rd), or by arrangement with the Treasurer