The hierarchical organisation of sports

first_img Local Organisation Local organisations represent the clubs in their own areas. They act as a link between local clubs and the national governing body. They control their own administrative areas and cater for the parish, district and community. They are responsible for the facilities of the sport in their area of administration. The sport clubs are their affiliates and have to adhere to the guidelines, rules and regulations of the local authority of the sport. The local authority is headed by a president, who is elected by the affiliated clubs. The president represents the clubs in the national organisation. The local sport organisation is responsible for organising competitions, drawing up rules and preventing their abuse, settling disputes, managing and coaching referees and umpires, helping to develop facilities, and maintaining links with the national organisation. IOC’s charge The IOC is charged with upholding the spirit of the Olympic ideals and to: – Educate young people through sport and promote a spirit of understanding. – Spread the Olympic ideals throughout the world. – Bring together performers every four years for an international festival of sports. Other international sport organisation, such as FIFA, IAAF, ICC have similar responsibilities. – Send questions and queries to jenelbro119@hotmail.com International Organisation Sport is a universal activity played all over the world, and thus, it is governed by international bodies that are chosen from member countries. An international organisation such as the IOC is the top committee of the Olympic movement. It is chosen from member countries. Its main jobs are: – To select the cities where the games will be held. – To decide which sport will be included. – To work with the host cities and other bodies to plan the games. – To lead the fight against doping in the sport. National Organisation The national organisation of sport is responsible for dealing with sport at an elite level and issues of national importance. It fulfils its roles through separate bodies such as performance and development; international and major events relations; ethics and anti- doping. It ensures that top athletes receive the highest standard of coaching and support. It also works to attract major events to the country and work with athletes and governing bodies to develop a fair and drug-free environment. Although most governing bodies are firmly based in the voluntary sector, the demands of running a sport mean that many now employ full-time officials and coaches to help develop and organise their sport. Their main roles are: – To consider rule changes, liaise with international organisations over changes in the rules, and are responsible for informing Members of any rule change. – To organise competitions and events, and provide officials for these. – To organise awards and training courses for those who wish to take part: coaches and officials. – To administer, monitor and review disciplinary procedures for those taking part. – To monitor standards and consider any technical aid that could help officials in their work. At national and international levels of competition, national governing bodies: – Organise selection procedures of competitors for national teams. -Organise various qualifying stages and national championships. – Represent the sport at international level and provide information about these events. – Provide sufficient resources for these events. Many sport governing bodies are also members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organisation of sports is relatively complex and diverse. In order to provide common rules, sport began to develop their own governing bodies. All governing bodies are members or affiliated to larger organisations which encourage the existence of hierarchical relationships. Each sport has governing bodies at many levels such as local, national, regional, and international. For example, football’s local organisation would be the parish association, e.g., the St Elizabeth Football Association (STEFA), which is affiliated with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), which is the national body affiliated with the regional body, CONCACAF, and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), which is the international organisation for the sport. There are hierarchical responsibilities at each level of sport organisations. Some tend to concentrate on different objectives such as achieving success, whereas others will focus on promoting the sport at grass-roots levels. However, funding and rules are important aspects that they have to administrate at all levels.last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has ordered a man behind a cowardly attack outside a pub to come up with cash for his victim.Richard Doherty, of Derryreel, Falcarragh, and pictured right threw a lousy punch at an innocent Carrigart man, outside a pub in Dunfanaghy on December 5, 2010.Doherty, 22, was convicted in his absence last April. He was living in Perth, Australia, at the time. However he returned to Co Donegal to hear the case as he appealed the harshness of his sentence – an order to pay his victim €4,800 in compensation, €4,000 for the injuries and €800 in medical expenses.He was also fined €800.Gda Brendan O’Connor told Doherty’s appeal at Letterkenny Circuit Court that there had been a fight inside the nightclub. Gardai had contained the situation and discovered a group of Carrigart men had been assaulted by a gang from Falcarragh.However later on, one of the people from Carrigart – Fergal Doherty – was standing outside when he was the victim of a total unprovoked assault. He was punched twice in the face and sustained a broken nose.A solicitor for Richard Doherty said he had “matured considerably” since the incident, had returned to Donegal from Australia, but simply didn’t have the funds to pay anything.He faces 110 days in prison if he fails to pay the money.But Judge Keenan Johnson told Doherty he must come up with “a substantial part of it” at the next court sitting on April 1.He said Doherty must turn to family and friends if necessary.At the original last April the presiding District Court judge said that if he was making laws, he’d argue to make the consumption of drink an aggravating factor in cases rather than a mitigating one.Judge Conal Gibbons also remarked about how Doherty, from Derryreel but then living in Perth, hadn’t appeared before the court in person whilst his victim, Carrigart man Ferghal Doherty had done so.Gda Brendan O’Connor told the court, sitting in Letterkenny that a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Dunfanaghy in the early hours of December 5, 2010.“The injured party and friends were attacked by another group of youths. The injured party had no part in the aggression whatsoever and was entirely innocent,” said Gda O’Connor.“He was struck in the face twice. The incident was viewed by me, the injured party and the accused on CCTV and the accused readily admitted his involvement.”Ferghal Doherty had suffered a broken nose in the incident, said the Garda, and required hospital treatment in both Letterkenny and in Sligo.Richard Doherty’s solicitor Fiona Brown, in mitigation, said that her client had left Ireland in October 2011. He was then working as a plasterer in Perth, Western Australia.He had been in bother before, she said, but this was mainly road traffic offences with one public order conviction.“His behaviour was shocking,” said Judge Gibbons.“I suppose this was about geographical areas? – two different parishes? – are we going back to that? it is quite outrageous.”The judge asked Ferghal Doherty about his injuries.“I got over it anyway,” said the victim.Judge Gibbons said it was “an appalling state of affairs that someone can go out and do this to someone completely innocent.“This speaks volumes about the modern age.”Commenting on Richard Doherty’s presence in Perth and not before the court in Letterkenny at the time, the judge said: “There was a time when people sere went to Australia after a court case, not before a case appears before the court.”The judge went on: “In every town where there is entertainment at a nightclub or a large pub, these places have to have very big individuals suitably attired (bouncers) standing outside maintaining order. We are supposed to be progressing and evolving as human beings.“If you spend time in court you would take serious issue with the theory of evolution.”When the solicitor said her client had consumed drink on the night in question, Judge Gibbons said: “The problem is with the human, not the drink.“Your client has to lift it up and put it to his mouth. The drink was voluntarily taken by the client. Drink is an aggravating factor and not a mitigating factor.“If I was writing laws in this country, I would amend the legislation to state that fact – that the court would see drinking as an aggravating factor.“I’m very disturbed by your client’s behaviour. I understand that Irish people have to go abroad but if he behaved like this in Australia they wouldn’t tolerate it; in fact most progressive countries would not tolerate it“Drink is an inert substance. The problem is not the drink – it’s mixing the drink with the human.”JUDGE TURNS DOWN ASSAULT APPEAL AND WARNS THUG TO PAY COMPO TO VICTIM was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigartDunfanaghyFalcarraghFightLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

Thierry Henry accepts new role days after Bordeaux move falls through

first_imgThierry Henry has been appointed the Belgium assistant manager’s job just days after rejecting the chance to become Bordeaux boss.The Arsenal and France legend was in negotiations with the Ligue 1 club for weeks. highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade However, these talks broke down and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez confirmed on Friday that he was moving Henry up from being his second assistant coach to No.2 on his backroom team.Henry, 41, replaces Graeme Jones, who made a return to club football earlier this summer to work as Darren Moore’s assistant at West Brom.The former striker began coaching at Arsenal’s academy but was offered a job in the Belgian set-up in 2016.After being a big part of the Red Devils’ World Cup campaign this summer where they reached the semi-finals – a best ever World Cup performance from the Belgians –  it was thought Henry would move on to become a No.1 in his own right. Latest Football News 2 Bordeaux were keen to hire Henry to replace Gus Poyet – with old Arsenal team-mate Gilles Grimandi tipped to be his deputy.However, a lack of transfer funds prevented the move from happening and persuaded Henry to extend his time working under Martinez.Henry’s first game in his new role sees Belgium play Scotland in an international friendly at Hampden Park next Friday.This will also mark a return to Hampden for former Scotland winger Shaun Maloney – who is a new recruit onto Martinez’s coaching staff. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal RANKED Henry turned down the chance to become the manager of Bordeaux 2 silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Henry and Belgium finished third in Russia impact last_img read more