Management Board 

Main Officer Bearers

President: Dr Ian Taylor
Chairman: John Allen MBE
Vice- Chair: David Abrahams
Honorary Treasurer: Tony Wall

Vice-Presidents: Trevor Alderdice & John Glover


Mr. J Allen, Mr M. Cooke, Mr. D. Abrahams, Mr. B O'Callaghan,  Mr. J Quinn, Mrs B Scott, Dr I Taylor, Ms K. Walls, Mr. T Wall, Mr R Corry, Mr D. Seaton.


Management Board Meeting Summary

11th March 2020


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting were passed.

Finance & Risk

Budget projections for the 2020/21 financial year were presented and agreed.

Coronavirus Contingency Planning

Contingency planning for the Coronavirus outbreak was discussed. A detailed paper outlining, among other things, possibilities for event cancellation, staff illness or isolation and facility closure was presented.

Welfare, Safeguarding, Equality

Work on the Equality Standard in Sport is continuing.

Senior Staff Reports

Report on the activities for the Coaching and Athlete Development Department was received. Seven athletes are now qualified for either the Olympics or Paralympics and a new marathon record has been set by Kevin Seaward (2.10:08). Ongoing work of departmental staff was outlined.

Report from the Business and Operations Department was received. Items included – reports on the Indoor Championships in Abbotstown and the Senior XC in Coleraine; changes to Every Body Active Scheme; UKA and the review of UKA Governance ordered by UK Sport.


Interviews will be held for the board vacancies with a view to new board members being in place by the end of April.

The previously agreed process for the appointment of the new Chair (from Oct 2020) was confirmed.

Sub Committee Reports

The recent televising of the Schools Cross Country Championships had been very successful. The BBC will be approached to explore possibilities for coverage of other athletics events.

Reports received from sub-committee representatives.


UK Anti-Doping is requesting governing bodies play a more proactive part in Anti-Doping education and enforcement. This will become a regular item on future board agendas.

A sub-committee will be set up to lobby for better provision of Athletics specific indoor facilities.

A letter will be sent to Maeve Kyle to congratulate her on her recent honour of being depicted on an Irish postage stamp as the first women to represent Ireland at the Olympics (in 1956).

Approved by Board 29.04.20