KiteboardingWA Overview

Kiteboarding WA is the official state body for kiteboarding in Western Australia. The main objectives of KWA as an organisation are to:

  • Promote safe kiteboarding practices
  • Maintain beach access for Western Australian kiteboarding
  • Advocate for kiteboarders in Western Australia
  • Publicise information about kiteboarding activities
  • Run events for  members and the general community of Western Australia

KWA has in place a 5 year strategy which is broken down into Strategic Principles, Operational Functions and Committee Roles & Responsibilities.

Strategic Principles

KWA has the following strategic principles:

  • Respect for others
  • Establishing and managing professional working relationships with other organisations and persons
  • Managing safe beach/river access issues
  • Striving for the lowest environmental impact by kiteboarding activities
  • Promoting safety within the kiteboarding community
  • Maintain relevance as an organisation to serve it’s members
  • Striving to practice and integrate our sport alongside other sports disciplines and codes

Operational Functions

The following functions are essential to the ongoing strategic success of KWA.

Governance

  • Ensure consistent management of kiteboarding activity in the community
  • Ensure development of policies that promote the sport
  • Offer guidance to members and organisations
  • Develop effective processes for members to utilise the various services on offer by KWA

Events

  • Organise or delegate the planning and delivery of kiteboarding related events for members
  • Assist in the promotion of kiteboarding events

Marketing

  • Marketing of KWA to persons and organisations in the region of Western Australia to raise, promote and maintain the image of kiteboarding

Communications

  • Provide internal and external publications and announcements distributed by KWA to members and the outside community including project communications, Social Media, newsletters, promotions via email, the KWA website and other associated channels

Membership & Recruitment

  • Provide an annual membership model for members
  • Provide a platform for partnering with other organisations and businesses to promote kiteboarding
  • Recruit required resources/volunteers where necessary

Education & Training

  • Provide a framework for kiteboarding education and training to positively improve kiteboarding safety

Compliance

  • Comprehensive communications plan with Local Councils and relevant groups/associations/bodies
  • Stay abreast of potential problems (physical, legal etc.) effecting kiteboarding

Advisory

  • Responding to members and any other community bodies and/or organisations as required with respect to aspects such as safety, issues, rules, regulations, due diligence etc.

Committee Roles & Responsibilities

The KWA committee has the following roles and responsibilities.

President

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Makes any required appointments with the approval of the Board
  • Performs such duties as are customary for presiding officers

Vice President

  • Serves as a substitute for the President and assumes the President’s responsibilities if the elected President cannot fulfill them for any reason
  • Becomes President if that office becomes vacant

Treasurer

  • Oversees the management of funds for duly authorised purposes of the KWA Association

Secretary

  • Keeps the records of all business meetings of the KWA Committee and AGM with members

Events

  • Responsible for management of the events calendar and high level management of events
  • Organise event specific teams to manage individual events

Marketing & Communications

  • Responsible for all internal and external publications and announcements distributed by KWA to members and the outside community, including project communications, newsletters, promotions, social media and the KWA website
  • Responsible for marketing KWA to persons and organisations in the region of Western Australia to raise and promote the image of kiteboarding in the community
  • Works closely with the Sponsorship team to attract corporate sponsors

Sponsorship & Relationships

  • Oversees the development, promotion and management of KWA partnerships and affiliates
  • Manages relationships with sponsors and assist with organising sponsorship for individual events
  • Responsible for attracting and managing corporate sponsorship

Membership & Volunteers

  • Manages membership register and responds to membership based inquiries
  • Oversees the recruitment of new members and ensures members remain financial
  • Manages list of volunteers and assists Event managers to organise volunteers as required

KA Representative

  • Manages the engagement and relationship with the Kiteboarding Australia (the Australian national body), covering aspects such as legislation, public liability insurance, membership and fees.

If you have any questions about KWA or would like to support us, please get in touch!

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