Manchester Wildcatz is run by a group of committed individuals who volunteer their time to help develop the club. We welcome and encourage all club members to help out whenever they can with the variety events that we run and attend throughout the year.
We have 9 elected committee positions they are: Chairman, Secretary, Treasuer, Training Officer, Youth Development Officer, Publicity Officer, Welfare Officer, Social Officer and Equipment Officer.
These positions are all elected annually at the clubs Annual General Meeting which takes place in June each year.
From time to time the committee appoints additional officers to take charge of tasks that help us to run a successful club. These are created when required. These roles can include jobs such as: Pool Officer, Club Mark Officer and Summer Tournament Officer
Our committee meetings are held regularly, up to monthly during the clubs busiest periods. Unlike most clubs, committee meetings are always open for members to observe and join in. All committee meetings are advertised to the club, so please do feel free and come along and contribute.
Annual General Meetings (AGM)
The club holds an AGM each year during the month of June. At the beginning of this meeting all committee members automatically resign and face election, alongside any other volunteers, if they wish to stand again. At the AGM we also acknowledge the successes of the years competitions and events with a recap of the year. At the end of the meeting we give out awards, each year we recognize and award individual successes in three catogries: Most Improved Player, Most Committed to Training and Outstanding Contribution to the club.
For a canoeing club to operate we require coaches to volunteer their time and pass on their knowledge. At all training sessions we always have at least one BCU registered coach in attendance to ensure the session takes place in safe and appropriate manner. If you are a coach or want to become more involved in teaching within the club, please contact the training officer. Also if you would like to become a coach we can help you train for and pass your coaching assessments.
At all levels of canoe polo, the teams that play in the competition must provide officials for the impartial refereeing of games not involving their team. It is usual to referee about as many games as you play at each competition. We encourage all members to try refereeing, even just at our training sessions, as it provides an excellent way to learn the rules of the sport. Our club regularly attends BCU certified referee training courses, and anyone wishing to learn is welcome.
Each competitive team nominates a team captain at the beginning of the National League season. They are required to take responsibility for the team at competitions and manage team business, such as organising transport to tournaments, collecting money and arranging specific training sessions for the team. These roles are essential to the successful running of each team.