FICA has released its Women’s Global Employment Report 2020. The report follows FICA’s 2018 Women’s Global Employment Report and men’s report released last August. It includes key findings and recommendations, based on:
Just before 2020 came to an end The Auckland Team were treated to a public speaking masterclass by none other than world champion Toast Master David Nottage from Torque Business. David has been actively involved with presentation skills for over 28 years and his ambition is to use his knowledge and skills to help people to be more confident in their public speaking such as our members.
FICA this week held its Annual Meeting via video-conference. The meeting focused on issues common to all players around the world and the global game, as well as best practice sharing in light of the challenges that Covid-19 has presented globally. The meeting was attended by the full FICA Board and a number of invited contributors.
Dutch Cricketers’ Association
The Board unanimously accepted the Dutch Cricketers’ Association as new members of FICA.
FICA has today released its Men’s Global Employment Report 2020. The Report, covering the 2018/19 (pre Covid-19) report period, is based on analysis of significant statistical data research, including qualitative and quantitative surveying of more than 277 current men’s professional and international players from all nine FICA member countries.
Tim Southee and Sophie Devine were acknowledged as the recipients of
The Players’ Cap and CPA Players’ Award respectively, in an
online team presentation ceremony’s this afternoon.
This story was published in the Police News April 2020 edition (by Ellen Brook)
Katie Perkins: a White Fern with a Heart of Gold
Constable Katie Perkins combines being a White Fern with her work as a youth engagement officer in South Auckland, a part of Auckland she has always supported and advocated for.
Growing up on the North Shore in Auckland, Katie Perkins knew how much she loved sport, particularly cricket.Batting, bowling and fielding on a backyard pitch with family and friends were highlights of her childhood.
She recalls, however, being aware that she wasn’t the most naturally gifted of athletes.
FICA today commented on the outcomes of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Dialogue on Decent Work in the World of Sport held in Geneva in late January (accessible here). The ILO is an agency of the United Nations, and the tripartite Dialogue was the first solely focussed on the working conditions facing professional athletes.
The Dialogue was attended by players’ association representatives under the World Players’ Association umbrella, employer, and government representatives. Global sports governing bodies also attended as observers, including World Rugby, FIFA, and the IOC. The ICC did not attend.
The Dialogue adopted various ‘points of consensus’, which affirmed that:
FICA today confirmed the appointment of Tom Moffat as Chief Executive of the organisation, whilst Tony Irish will remain as Executive Chairman. Moffat, a former professional cricketer, and lawyer, from Australia, has worked as FICA’s Chief Operating Officer since 2016. The announcement coincides with the start of a new strategy period in which FICA will focus on:
Long serving NZCPA Chairman Ross Verry advised the Board, at last week’s Board meeting, of his decision to stand down from his role as Chairman.
Ross has been Chairman of the NZCPA for 10 years and during that time has made an enormous contribution to the organisation. Through his time as Chair, Ross has overseen the completion of three Strategic Planning processes, the introduction of women players as members of the NZCPA, the establishment of the Cricketers’ Trust (supporting past players who have fallen on hard times), the establishment of the Cricketers’ Retirement Fund, five collective agreement negotiations across the men’s and women’s games, an expanded Personal Development Programme, and the NZCPA governance review in 2018 which led to a new nomination and appointments process, amongst many other initiatives.
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) held its Annual Meeting in London this week. The meeting covered a range of global issues common to all professional cricketers around the world. The meeting was chaired by Executive Chairman Tony Irish, attended by the FICA Board, and a number of invited contributors including from the World Payers’ Association and Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and International Rugby Players.