National Associations invited to nominate candidates for Athletes Commission
Member National Associations of the European Table Tennis Union are invited to nominate 1 or 2 candidates for the position of member of the Athletes Commission (2017-2021)
The election for the ETTU Athletes Commission will take place in September 2017 during the LIEBHERR 2017 ITTF European Championships (Luxembourg LUX) and the European Para TT Regional Championships (Lasko SLO).
“The ETTU Executive Board is continuously working to become a more professional and up-to-date organization. In doing so, we need close cooperation with the athletes who participate in our events. To this end, the Athletes Commission is a very important body in the decision making processes in our Union. We need to be aware of athletes' concerns and ideas and we need their support for our proposals. Their role in creating the future look of the events, work on improvement of the playing conditions, giving their opinion on rule changes etc. is crucial. Luckily in Europe there are many players with great credentials, great pedigree and those who command the greatest of respect and we are inviting their Federations to come forward with these important nominations,” said ETTU President Ronald KRAMER.
The Commission is composed of 5 members, elected for a 4 years renewable term (2017-2021). 4 athletes, from 4 member Associations, are elected during the European Championships and 1 athlete, who may be from any member Association, is elected during the European Para TT Regional Championships
National Associations are invited to nominate 1 or 2 candidates, aged 16 years or more at the time of voting in September 2017, who have participated in European Championships or European Para TT Championships during the past 4 years (2013-2017), and have not been sanctioned for a doping offence
A candidate will be at least 16 years of age at the time of the election, has never been sanctioned for a doping offence, has participated at previous European Championships or European Para TT Regional Championships during the past 4 years and will participate in the LIEBHERR 2017 ITTF European Championships (Luxembourg LUX) or European Para TT Regional Championships (Lasko SLO)
Nominees must be nominated by their National Association. The eligibility of each candidate is decided and confirmed by the ETTU Executive Board. Each nomination shall include a candidature form, duly signed by the candidate and the President of the National Association, with a candidate’s biographical details, personal statement and a recent passport photograph
Nominations are to be sent as email attachment to the ETTU Secretariat:
Pierre Kass firstname.lastname@example.org and Richard Scruton email@example.com not later than Wednesday 12th July 2017
The list of candidates will be published not later than Monday 31st July 2017 together with details of the voting procedure
All athletes participating in the LIEBHERR 2017 ITTF European Championships and the European Para TT Regional Championships have the right to vote. One male and one female athlete who obtain the highest number of votes are elected to the Commission; thereafter 2 more athletes who obtain the highest number of votes are elected to the Commission; the Para TT athlete who obtains the highest number of votes is elected to the Commission at the European Para TT Regional Championships
The Athletes Commission chair shall be proposed by the Commission to the Executive Board. The Athletes Commission chair is a co-opted member of the Executive Board
Athletes Commission (2013-2017) Chair: Petr Korbel (CZE)
Members: Adrian Crisan (ROU), Matilda Ekholm (SWE), Christophe Legout (FRA), Jose Manuel Ruiz (ESP)