Call for nominations 2013 International Mounted Games
Dear PCA State Secretaries
Pony Club Australia has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2012 International Mounted Games to be held in Canada.
A call is now open for a Team Manager and a Team Coachfor the 2012 International Mounted Games Team to be held in Canada
Nominations for Coach/Team Manager/CMT by 15th October
Expressions of interest are being called for – Crisis Management Team & shadow Team Administrator (Close 1 November)
If a state is unable and NSW is called to participate further information will be circulated immediately.
A Brief Overview provided to date includes:
- Teams to arrive at Toronto Pearson Airport by mid day Friday August 9th.
- Tour will commence as a Horseback Hack at Algonquin Park.
- Tour will continue on to include Ottawa, Western Ontario, Toronto and Niagara Falls.
- Games and Banquet will be held on the 24th August at Elora Race Track.
- Teams to depart on 25th August.
DOCUMENTATION TO BE FORWARDED TO PCANSW Prior to the closing dates in electronic format onlyby the 15th October so that a covering letter may be forwarded with your nomination.
1. Attached nomination forms to be completed including Doctor’s certificates
2. Signed pages of the Member Protection Policy to be completed
CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM EOI
Pony Club Australia has commenced establishment of an Australian based Crisis Management Team (CMT) as a support for travelling tours. Primarily if an issue occurs on a tour, significant support will be required from Australia to coordinate moving the team to a safe place, returning all or one team member home, exchanging team members through illness, injury or discipline issues etc. If a major disaster occurs (e.g. earthquake, fire), additional support will be obtained through Business Risks International during the first 24/48 hrs until PCA is able to continue with follow up.
This is still in early stages of development as a program, however Expressions of Interest are being sought.
Volunteers interested in this role need to be
a. Have management, administration or related experience
b. Available during the tour dates
c. Have your own email account
d. Have 24/7 access to, and be somewhat familiar with the Internet, Email, Texting, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Google maps and “Clouds” e.g. Dropbox via desktop and smartphone
e. Be prepared to attend an online training session/meetings prior to the tour arranged at a mutually convenient time
TEAM ADMINISTRATION (SHADOW) EOI
This is a voluntary role, who will be included on email loops associated with the behind the scenes aspects of organising a tour. The purpose of this role is to step in should the primary team administrator become unavailable for any reason. It may be that this role is a good insight for someone who is thinking of becoming a team manager in the future.
EOI for both positions can be via email prior to the closing date to PCA firstname.lastname@example.org with a CC to your state office. Selection & acceptance for all EOI’s will be undertaken by PCA.