Updated: Sep 24, 2022
The 2022 World Council of the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) was held in Estonia ahead of the World Field Archery Championships (WFAC). The IFAA World Council is held every two years. Due to Covid-19, this is the first in-person meeting since the Council last convened in Potchefstroom, South Africa on 06 October 2018.
One of the Proposals at this years World Council was to introduce a second Vice-President role. The new Vice President of Development role focuses on developing the IFAA internally through officers and officials training programs and externally by networking with other organisations and growing the IFAA globally. The existing Vice-Present role was renamed to Vice President of Sport to better reflect the responsibilities of the role in terms of the implementation and conduct of all tournaments and events sanctioned by the IFAA.
The World Council also oversees the election of Executive Offices. This year, the roles of Secretary and Vice President were up for election. Marietjie Fryer, the incumbent Secretary, advised prior to the Meeting that she was not re-standing, having already served eight years (two terms, four years per term). Instead, she would be seeking appointment as VP-Development, should the role be accepted by the World Council. Lynn Ellingworth was nominated by the Irish Field Archery Federation (IFAF) for the role of Secretary. Steve Kendrick, the incumbent Vice President of 17 years, had stated he would re-stand for election and take on the VP-Sport role if it were enacted.
On Sunday 17th August the elections took place. Each candidate had to address the World Council and speak to why they would be suitable candidates for the role based on past performance, current credentials and future intent. The members of the World Council unanimously ratified the election of all three Executives.