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    June 05
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    June 05

    Regionalisation Update - January 2005

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    The ASA has now finalized its new Corporate Plan which will incorporate all activities that the ASA plans to deliver. This will enable us to start putting together our Regional Plan.

    The One Stop plan will incorporate ASA national targets and from this we will have to decide our contribution to these targets. To formulate a comprehensive Regional Plan will involve us starting to negotiate with a wide range of external partners, but will also see sub groups being established to look at specific areas of the Regional Plan, for example; water polo. This work is commencing now. The formation of the Plan will be the major role of the development group, Regional Manager and Regional Development Officer over the next few months.

    From the Regional Plan, we will be able to clarify exactly where we are going over the next few years and how we are going to meet the key agendas of:

    These agendas are outside our current activities and we will need to work with a range of partners to support delivery.

    The Regional plan will shape delivery and funding within the Counties. As the Active Sports Partnerships evolve into County Sports Partnerships, they will become one of our key deliverers at a local level. Funding will be allocated within the ASA One Stop Plan to continue funding of swimming within the partnerships, incorporating a comprehensive swimming development strategy for the County.

    The major task is education of all of the change in delivery. This will start to happen within the Counties through a series of development days, which will allow all partners involved in swimming to sit down and discuss priorities / issues and responsibilities. This will happen in Spring 2005.

    Pilot Projects
    The ASA South West Region is a pilot region, giving us the opportunity to put the right systems and structures in place to be ready to face this new challenge for when Regionalisation becomes live on October 1st 2005. The Shadow Management Board was established to prepare the District for change and meet the challenge. Expertise and skills are being sought and all Counties were asked to identify suitable people to contribute to the Shadow Board. This board is now overseeing the delivery of the ‘pilot projects’:

    1.Regional Manager - Alison Usher now appointed

    2.Swim 21 Project – Enabling clubs better access to resources and advice through an online management system. This project is estimated to be ready, subject to budget availability, in the Spring.

    3.Membership Services – Allowing clubs access to maintain their own data within the Integra ASA Database, ensuring records are up to date and effective membership returns. All Swim 21 clubs were invited to apply to be part of the pilot scheme. 10 Swim 21 clubs are now undertaking the firts stage of this scheme which is payment of fees and affiliations to one collection point.

    4.E learning – This project will enable volunteers to access appropriate CPD courses and seminars online at a time and location convenient to them, removing the necessity to travel to a central venue at set times. The project is being developed, and links have been made with work currently being undertaken by ASA Education Department and the Officials Committee.

    Minutes of and reports for Shadow Board meetings are accessible after login from left menulink Downloads.

    For any more information on Regionalisation please check or contact the ASA Regional Office: Alison Usher on 01452 396615 /

    Update July 05:

    In the table below, pleaseclick to download outcomes and actions from the Development Days which have taken place so far.
    OutcomesAction Points

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