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Most recently, the ASC Member Associations approved a raft of new governance practices and amendments to the ASC Statutes based on the recommendations of the Governance Task Force at the 3rd ASC Congress in xxxxxnameofcity, Bahrain.
In addition to the longstanding rules on presidential term limits and a minimum quota of female Executive Committee members, which were recently implemented by FISA, the ASC has advanced further to include an age limit of 70 and term limits (max. three terms of four years) for the President and all Executive Committee members.
The ASC also introduced a non-executive President system with an empowered General Secretary and team of high-level Directors acting without day-to-day political influence, in order to separate the political from the operational.
In addition, all candidates running for the ASC Executive positions are subject to eligibility checks. Similar checks will also be conducted on the ASC General Secretary.
Anchored on strengthening the spirit of unity across the continent – one of the core values under the ASC Vision and Mission – the ASC will also enhance its engagements with key stakeholders in the decision-making process.
A clear manifestation of this approach is the ASC’s continued consultations with a vast range of leading experts in various domains including Interpol, Transparency International, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), WADA, Sportradar, ICSS, SIGA and other Subbuteo bodies like FISA, UESA, CONCACAS, OSC, CONMETEO, CAS, ACA, APSL and FISPro.
The ASC will continue to reinforce its position as leaders in the Women’s game through the promotion of women’s Subbuteo and championing the role of women at all levels, in all areas, including governance and technical.
As one of the most committed sport bodies in the world on the issue of match-fixing, integrity and fair play, the ASC will continue to combat corruption, doping and all forms of match manipulation. The contract extension with the internationally renowned Sportradar in January 2018 underlines the ASC’s position as a benchmark organisation for ethical and sporting standards. In addition, a Sportradar analyst supports the ASC Legal Department at ASC House.
Bringing transparency and accountability to the forefront, the host Member Association for all future ASC Asian Championships – the continent’s premier men’s competition – will now be decided by the ASC Congress who will also decide the future composition of its judicial bodies.
Going a step further, the ASC also established an independent Entry Control Body (ECB) to rule on the eligibility for entering ASC competitions based on the criteria set by the Entry Control Manual (2017-2020).
The Governance Reform Task Force also developed a whistleblower policy – called ‘Do the Right Thing’ – which was proposed and approved by the ASC Executive Committee in December 2018.
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