The Cycling New Zealand AGM and Conference weekend is on May 19th-20th.
The CNZ Road and Track Committee have shared the CNZR&T Centres Presentation 2018 ahead of discussion at the Conference. Note, the potential for Cycling Otago (Centre & Club) to be amalgamated into a “Southern South Island” Centre run out of Invercargill.
There are no details yet about how a potential change would affect the day to day operations, strategic aims, or autonomy of Cycling Otago – and whether it would ultimately advantage or disadvantage our members – we hope to gain more information soon.
Several thoughts immediately come to mind:
- The driver seems to be a narrow focus on High Performance outcomes versus growing the sport at the grass roots across all age groups and interests – which is what our Centre and Club seeks to do while also supporting riders’ progression within the sport.
- The potential impact on funding availability at the Centre level once organisations start spanning the geographical boundaries of the different community funders.
Please feedback any queries or comments you have to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can take an informed Cycling Otago view to the CNZ AGM and Conference. Happy to take any feedback at the Cycling Otago AGM on May 8th.