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    Michael White

    There is a notice on the UKA website as follows ” Following the UK Members Council meeting held on 17th February 2017, a resolution was passed unanimously requesting the immediate resignation of Tony Shiret, Affiliated Clubs Representative, from the UK Members council.
    The process for replacing the Affiliated Clubs Representative on the UK Members council will be published on the UKA website in due course.”

    Things going from bad to worse for the athletics clubs ?

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    southlonllad

    WOW…stuff whether AthleFit is still going or not………This sounds like it has a much more intriguing story to be told ?

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    Mike Winch
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    So what happened ? Tony has put many hours into our sport , so what has done to deserve that ??

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    Lord Longthrow

    Perhaps BigGuts or Fangio will rush to inform us, as they do on everything else on all athletics forums around the world…

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    PIAA

    What the hell do I have to do with this thread? Why are you going around just making posts about me on every thread, its pathetic trolling of the highest order. Do you have any information about the topic? If so then tell people. Do you have any questions about the topic? Then ask them. That is what discussion is, this pathetic obsession with me and trying to make every thread about me is utterly ridiculous.

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    Mark W

    Frank, another inane contribution! I am the the classic grumpy old man but you cannot even get credit for that. What did your comments add to the sum total of debate or human knowledge…. This was the textbook case of ugly trolling. I would suggest growing up but that would be lost on you… On reflection pity is called for rather than detestation.

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    southlondonllad

    So…the latest , but none the wiser just yet……in Tony Shiret’s own words…..
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    You may also have seen that, having been elected by 53% of the voting clubs as the Track & Field representative on the UK Members Council of UKA, a resolution was passed unanimously to remove me from the UK Members Council. This relates to UKMC agreeing that there was a breach of the UKMC’s Code of Conduct following advice from UKA lawyers.

    While I am still Chair of the National Council and an EA Board member I will not be commenting further re the specifics

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    southlondonllad

    oops I missed his final sentence ..
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    It is my intention to contact the clubs that nominated me to explain the full version of events. I would like to re-assure readers that when the facts become known I hope you will see that I have acted in the interest of the clubs that elected me.”

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    southlondonllad

    Link to Tony Shiret’s final and departing insightful Blog . Surprised EA were happy for it to be published on their website …….Some great lines that hit home and shows the two NGB’s not in a great light eg
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    “We should not just complain about the stagnation, lack of resources, ageing officials, weak IT and lack of modernity. We need to do something about it. The NGBs will not.”…..and …”It is time for the clubs/members to get more organised and politically motivated
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    http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/national-council—chairs-blog—may-2017?returnLink=bmV3cy5hc3B4P3NpdGVzZWN0aW9uaWQ9NDImc2l0ZXNlY3Rpb250aXRsZT1FbmdsYW5kK0F0aGxldGljcytOZXdzJm9yaWdpbmFscGF0aD1lbmdsYW5kLWF0aGxldGljcy1uZXdzJnJhbmdlPQ==

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    billaws

    SLL, Tony Shiret states …”It is time for the clubs/members to get more organised and politically motivated”. What the hell does he think ABAC has been trying to do for the last 10 years. Unfortunately there is immense apathy at club level. And add to this the secrecy surrounding our NGB’s which have been set up to operate without voting members then you have system which is out of control.
    Of course there will always be club officials who will go along with NGB’s and invariably they do this for their own self grandisement. Tony is one of a rare breed who got involved hoping to change things for the good. Clearly he has failed.
    It all goes back to the new Labour Government of 1997 who enforced a top down structure run by “Professionals?”. As in all bodies not subject to scrutiny the top people act like foxes in a hen house. They are not interested in the survival of the sport only their own positions and their inflated salaries
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