Regulation changes are made by the Board according to a Regulation Change Protocol. This process includes a 50 day Regulation change notification, and such notifications are notified to clubs and posted on the Athletics New Zealand website.
The Athletics NZ Constitution requires that Members are provided a period of 50 days consultation on any proposed changes to the Regulations.
Proposed Competition Regulation change requiring police vetting for club team management roles:
The Athletics NZ Club Child Safety working group recommended the following change to the Competition Regulations in February and the proposed change was endorsed by the Athletics NZ Board in March. A similar requirement for centre teams was confirmed by the Athletics NZ Board in January 2021. The intent is to help ensure a safe environment for centre and club teams. The proposed change to the regulation is in red below:
4.9 Team Managers
All teams participating in national events under the jurisdiction of Athletics NZ, should have a Manager.
Athletics NZ has a Community Volunteer membership category for team managers and others in similar roles, which includes police vetting.
Individuals in centre and club team management roles must currently hold Community Volunteer Membership, Community Coach Membership or Accredited Coach Membership.
Members feedback is invited and can be sent to email@example.com. Closing date for submissions is Friday 27th August 2021.