EIHA members set to vote on governance proposals

English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) members will vote on the proposals developed by the joint EIHA & IHUK Governance Steering Group which will lead to the dissolution of governing bodies for ice hockey in the UK and the formation of a new organisation to govern the sport moving forward.

The proposals have been developed following consultations and votes that have taken place across the UK since November 2017 through the EIHA Governance Work Group and subsequently from July 2019 the joint EIHA & IHUK Governance Steering Group.

The vote in Nottingham on Saturday, 17th August, is a significant one as this is the final step in a near two year journey that has been shaped and moulded by members and stakeholders from across the sport to put ice hockey in the best possible position to succeed in the future.

The proposals follow the Code for Sports Governance and embed these in the new organisation and address transitional arrangements to take us from the current structure to a new unified body overseeing the sport.

EIHA members are being asked to vote on nine resolutions to approve each of the steps required to undertake the move to a new unified body and follow the recommendations put forward by the joint EIHA & IHUK Governance Steering Group.

Papers have been issued by the EIHA board to all affiliated clubs including the formal notice, voting information, the final report from the steering group and articles of association for the new UK governing body.

Please click here to download a copy of the full report.