Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Congratulations to NFTO Skydiving Team who took Silver in the FS 4-way Female category at the 2019 World Cup in Formation Skydiving held at Skydive Ariziona. Pictured (l to r) are Kate Lindsley, Siân Stokes, Simon Brentford (camera), Vana Parker and Anna Hicks.
BPA and NFTO FS 4-way team have now successfully undertaken a mediation process that was preceded by a number of issues raised by both parties in relation to the awarding of sponsorship monies and potential discrimination issues.
The mediation was undertaken at Sport Resolutions in London on 20 September 2019 with the session being facilitated by a barrister whose expertise is in the sports mediation sector. Both parties agreed to cover their own costs.
It was agreed that NFTO can compete in the 2019 FCE in the female category in Arizona, and the BPA commits to offering NFTO sponsorship for the 2020 competition year to compete in the female category. The 2020 sponsorship will be determined on a fair and equal basis between open and female categories in FS 4-way, and because of this agreement we can now invite another team to the World Championships competition as the FS 4-way Open team.
As part of this agreement, NFTO have committed to a reduction of their 2020 sponsorship monies awarded to them by BPA, amounting to £6,000 which will be used to develop a programme to encourage greater female participation in the sport. The team have also committed to engage with BPA’s Rise Up Programme with focus on female members and to identify potential future athletes.
BPA will continue to take external independent advice in relation to the female 4-way FS category post 2020 competition year, including consulting National Governing Bodies of other sports; this is in addition to the work already being undertaken by the Development Committee.
NFTO look forward to working with the BPA to encourage greater female participation, to represent the UK at international competitions and to continue to inspire women in the sport.
Nominations for Council are now open until noon on Wed 13 Nov. Full members are eligible to stand if supported by a proposer and seconder who are also full members. Council Members are Non-Executive Directors of BPA Ltd. The process is managed by independent scrutineers Mi-Voice. The nominations website is mi-nomination.com/bpa See the Council Member role profile and duties and responsibilities on that site to assess whether you have the skills and competences to stand.
Updated 17 May 2012