Season: 2017

Andrew Craven

The key responsibilities of the Softball Ulster Chairperson include:

  • Provide vision and leadership to the SU Council.
  • Work with the SU Council and the membership to develop the sport of softball in Ulster.
  • Set the date, time and location of SU Council meetings.
  • Develop a timeline and strategic plan for the upcoming season.
  • Chair SU Council meetings.
  • Work with the SU Council to develop amendments to the constitution, bylaws and disciplinary procedures.
  • Ensure there is an adequate communication structure in place between the SU Council and SU teams.
  • Appoint any SU Council members as necessary to maintain and develop the sport of softball in Ulster.
  • Assist individual clubs in promoting and advertising their events.
  • Request and receive updates on action points from any SU meetings.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the President of SI and communicate directly with the SI Board.
Phil Wallace

Phil Wallace

The key responsibilities of the Softball Ulster Chief Umpire include:

  • Work directly with the Chairperson and SU Council to implement the rules of softball and maintain or develop the bylaws.
  • Promote the valuable role of umpire within the region of Ulster.
  • Liaise with the Secretary to review the bylaws in the pre-season and incorporate rule changes implemented by WBSC/ESF.
  • Discuss any changes to the rules and regulations with the league umpires in the pre-season.
  • Plan, organise and budget for umpire training courses.
  • Liaise with the Competitions Officer to prepare a schedule of umpire cover for the regular SU league and SU tournaments.
  • Liaise with individual teams to ensure that their home grounds are suitable and safe for league play, ensuring adequate insurance cover for SU league games.
  • Liaise with the Treasurer in the ordering of new umpire equipment for league umpires.
  • Liaise with the Secretary to circulate any information to umpires through club contacts.
  • Maintain or develop the umpire match cards and ensure umpires email these to the Secretary and Competitions Officer after every game.
  • Lead any disciplinary procedures in the region of Ulster.

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