To: Polish Floorball Federation
Cc: IFF CB
Dear floorball friends,
In its last meeting the IFF Central Board (CB) decided that registration to participate in IFF competitions of Associations who are in debt according to the valid rules of IFF shall not be considered. The first IFF competition where this will be followed is the Women’s U19 WFC 2004.
The reason for the decision is that neither an Association nor IFF is helped by letting a debt of an Association grow into high figures.
The decision is based on the following principles and regulations:
Participation and debts in general
The National Associations (NAs) are according to the Statutes obligated to pay their dept to IFF. Participation fee and membership fee shall be paid according to the Financial Regulations and the Statutes article 16.1 d or 16.2 d. The economical obligations are also clearly stated in the invitation to Championships.
Not to pay the fees and other bills to IFF is against the Statutes § 16.1 or § 16.2, and might be met with disciplinary measures according to the Juridical Regulations.
According to the Statutes § 39.3 sanctions within the power of the Central Board are:
Reprimand, warnings, disqualification/suspension of teams, players and/or coaches for up to 6 months and fines up to 5000 CHF can be imposed by the CB.
All sanctions imposed by the CB shall be pursuant to the Jurisdiction Regulation in force.
If the CB presumes that a sanction might exceed its power the CB shall require that the Disciplinary Committee start a prosecution. Even if a case resides inside the Central Board power to impose a sanction, the Central Board remains able to require the Disciplinary Committee to handle the process.
Suspension is according to the Juridical Regulation §1.3 a.:
Suspensions consist of prohibition from participation, for a given period of time, in any official activity within the sphere of IFF. A suspension may be imposed on all IFF members and NAs.
NAs that has debt to IFF, and has not made an agreement with IFF on how to handle the payment will get a warning where the consequences of not paying within in a given time are stated.
If the payment or an acceptable plan for the payment does not exist at the time stated, the warning suspension are automatically imposed for a given time or until the dept is paid.
If the debt is not paid off within 6 months the case will be transferred to the Disciplinary Committee for further prosecution.
Your debt to the IFF is attached to this letter.
With sincere regards