The IABA will hold its Annual General Meeting, an Extraordinary General Meeting and a Strategy Forum on November 11th in the National Stadium, Dublin, from 11am on that morning.
The AGM will include a ballot on an Ordinary Resolution for increase of Directors to appoint a gender representative Board. This arises as: it is a government target to have 40% female representation in the board membership of national governing bodies of sport. The increase in the number of independent Directors from 2 (two) to 4 (four) is intended to assist in the meeting of these incentives.
39 sporting governing bodies, including the GAA, LGFA, Gymnastics Ireland, Swim Ireland and Hockey Ireland, have achieved this 40% target. Government requires sporting governing bodies to do so by the end of 2023. At present, IABA’s Board of Directors has 17% female representation.
The IABA constitution allows the increase of Directors by Ordinary Resolution by virtue of Object 46 but this amendment to the Constitution is intended to permanently incorporate the increased number of Directors by way of constitutional amendment. Should the Ordinary Resolution be passed by Voting Delegates, and EGM will take place directly after the AGM to vote on enshrining the Ordinary Resolution in the IABA constitution.
AGM & EGM Arrangements
Registration – Will open on October 24th and close on November 7th.
Eligibility – All clubs who have submitted affiliations for the 2023/2024 season.
Attendees: Eligible clubs may nominate any two adult members to attend as delegates – one to be a voting delegate, one to be a non-voting delegate. Delegates nominated by clubs must verified members – this means they must be included in the club’s affiliation application, through Blocworx, for the 2023/2024 season as members and be over the age of 18. *Please note, delegates will be required to present photographic identification (passport, drivers’ licence, etc) on the day of the EGM.
Any questions which your club might wish to raise at the EGM the resolution and the motion or any other matter, should be submitted in advance of the EGM, either by post care of The Company Secretary to The National Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, or by email to AGM@iaba.ie no later than Friday, November 3rd at 5:00pm. This will facilitate us in providing the fullest response to any queries at the EGM.
The IABA’s Board of Directors is preparing to develop the association’s 2024-2028 strategy, which will set out the pathway for growth and progression in all areas of our sport.
As part of this process, the first Strategy Forum will take place at the National Stadium, Dublin, at 1.30pm on Saturday, November 11th. Unlike the AGM and EGM, registration will not be required for this event, and it will be open to all adult members of clubs successfully affiliated for the 2023/2024 season.
Documents and Reports
Notice of Special Resolution for AGM and EGM, which includes Agenda.
Annual Report and Financial Statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2022, including Supplementary Information (as at October 25th)
Tracked Draft Amended Constitution November 2023
November 2019 filed Constitution.
Minutes of the 2022 AGM
Appendix One – Minutes, AGM December 2022