The mirror of a sports administrator (leader) and sources of income (revenue)
The mirror of a sports administrator (leader)
The Administrator should constantly keep evaluating himself: his personal qualities, performance and achievements. These items in respect to what a leader should mirror are worthy of study:
- Intelligent enough to talk about all problems objectively.
- Tactful enough to referee disputes fairly.
- Selfless enough to want to do some social service.
- Trained enough in psychology to counsel young people.
- Professional enough to serve his fellow workers in their improvement.
- Kind enough to win young folks to his leadership.
- Big enough to distinguish trifles from greats.
- Cultured enough to be a model in taste and language.
- Doctor enough to heal the heartbreaks and soul injuries.
- Creative enough to be able to put art into physical activities and to appreciate originally in others.
- Vision enough to tolerate the antics of young folks and to make the most of them.
- Big enough to overflow into the lives of other colleagues to keep them balanced and encouraged.
- Wholesome enough to set the mutual health climate of your organisation or team.
- Religions enough to secure, clean, optimistic and courageous.
- Skilful enough to provide practices in wholesome, constructive group living.
- Moral enough to be a part in the development of conscience.
- Adaptable enough to make all physical activities possible in spite of weather, interferences and lack of equipment.
- Young enough at heart and mind to catch new ideas.
These among others are what a leader should mirror or strive at all times to mirror if he is to be successful.
SOURCES OF INCOME (REVENUE)
(1) Depending on the structure of the National Association, it should be able to charge a Registration Fee for both clubs and players.
(2) Merchandising and income from sponsorship for a national team.
(3) Organising an event such as Fund Raising or Appeal Fund.
(4) Sponsorship of national Championship or a cup competition.
(5) Executive control of National Radio and TV Rights.
(6) Subvention from Government.
Increasing Income (Revenue)
In order to achieve increased income, the Association should make sure it does not relinquish any rights instead the ideas of sponsorship should be promoted.
It is very often possible to access funds made available by official bodies such as the government ministries responsible for youth, sport and education.
Income can of course be stretched by efficient and stringent control of expenditure.
Interest income is another method of earning income. It is wise to carry only the funds required to on-going operating expenditures in a chequing account. Any extra funds should be placed in an interest bearing account, or in term deposits, treasury bills or other short term secure investments.
If you have a substantial sum that you would not need for 10 days, you deposit it for 7 days and earn a week’s interest – it is common to find 30, 60 and 90 day investments as well.
If your Association is expecting large grants from government or other substantial donors, see if you can receive these funds as early as possible, to give you a chance to invest this money.
Saving is also another way of increasing income. This is done if you follow the FIFA Statutes closely in order to avoid incurring fines from FIFA.
Article 47 of the Statutes stipulates that annual subscription fees must be remitted automatically before 30th April each year (currently CHF 300 per annum).
Article 48 of the Statutes and Articles 11 – 13 of the Regulations governing the Application of Statutes stipulates that a financial record concerning the levy must be sent to FIFA within 60 days of any match between two “A” teams. The following minimum amounts apply:
– For “A” friendly matches: CHF 500 per match.
– For World Cup matches: CHF 1,000 per match.
¨ For Olympic Qualifying matches: CHF 250 per match
Article 6 of the regulations governing the Application
of Statutes requires the National Association to notify FIFA at least 48 hours in advance that such matches are to be played. Failure to inform FIFA will result in a fine of CHF 2,000.