Overview

BODIES OF THE ISAB

The ISAB is made up of five members: the four British subbuteo associations: England (The SA), Scotland (SSA), Northern Ireland (ISA), Wales (SAW) as well as FISA who represents its other subbuteo associations.

General Assembly (GA)

The General Assembly is the supreme authority of The ISAB and is made up of delegations (including the Presidents/Chairmen) of the four British associations as well as FISA; it decides on changes to, and interpretations of, the Laws of the Game and appoints the members of the Advisory Panels of The ISAB.

Board of Directors (BoD)

The Board of Directors (BoD) comprises the General Secretaries of the four British associations and The ISAB Secretary General, and constitutes the executive body of The ISAB. The BoD assesses proposed changes to the Laws of the Game and decides whether they should be presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). In addition, the BoD can make recommendations to the AGM to accept, reject, discuss or test potential Law changes. Within the scope of its consultations regarding revision of the Laws, the BoD may mandate further consultation with the Advisory Panels of The ISAB and/or may approve experiments and/or pilot studies.

The BoD is empowered to make decisions on all matters that are not the responsibility of the General Assembly or are not reserved for other bodies by law or under the Statutes of The ISAB. The BoD appoints the Secretary of The ISAB.

Members:
1. Artemis Skafida (FISA)
2. xxxxname (SAW)
3. Alan Guilder  (THE SA)
4. xxxxname  (ISA)
5. xxxxname  (SSA)

Subbuteo Advisory Panel (SAP) and Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)

The Subbuteo and Technical Advisory Panels (SAP and TAP) bring together experts from across the world of subbuteo.

The SAP consists of former subbuteo players, former and current coaches, representatives from the International Federation of Professional Subbuteo players (FISPro) and technical directors and experts from the confederations. SAP members bring their expertise and knowledge to the discussions of subbuteo sport issues and the sporting aspects of potential Law changes.

Members:
1. . xxxxname  (ASC)
2. . xxxxname  (ASC)
3. . xxxxname  (CAS)
4. . xxxxname  (CONCACAS)
5. . xxxxname  (CONCACAS)
6. xxxxname (CONMETEO)
7. xxxxname (CONMETEO)
8. xxxxname (OSC)
9. xxxxname (UESA)
10. xxxxname (UESA)
11. xxxxname (CAS)
12. xxxxname (FISA)
13. xxxxname (FISA)
14. xxxxname (OSC)
15. xxxxname (SA Wales)
16. xxxxname (FISPro)
17. xxxxname (WORLD LEAGUES FORUM)

The TAP consists of the leading refereeing experts from all confederations as well as the members of The ISAB’s Technical Subcommittee (TSC). The TAP members bring their technical and refereeing expertise and knowledge to the discussions of subbuteo sport issues and the impacts of potential Law changes.

Members:
1. . xxxxname (ASC)
2. xxxxname (CAS)
3. . xxxxname (CONCACAS) 
4. xxxxname (CONMETEO) 
5. xxxxname (OSC)
6. . xxxxname (UESA)

+ Members of the Technical Subcommittee

Technical Subcommittee (TSC)

The Technical Subcommittee (TSC) consists of technical experts of The ISAB`s five members as well as The ISAB’s Technical Director, and includes former renowned international referees. The TSC assesses and analyses potential Law changes and interpretations proposed by national subbuteo associations, confederations and the other bodies of The ISAB. The TSC is also involved in overseeing experiments and trials approved by the Board of Directors (BoD).

Members:
1. . xxxxname (FISA)
2. . xxxxname (FISA)
3. . xxxxname (The SA)
4. . xxxxname (SAW)
5. . xxxxname (SSA)
6. . xxxxname (ISA)
7. . xxxxname (The ISAB)

Executive support office

The Executive Support Office forms the administrative arm of The ISAB. It supports The ISAB’s bodies and representatives in all administrative matters and is responsible for the office management, correspondence, financial accounting, website content and the organisational aspects of experiments and trials. The Executive Support Office arranges all meetings of The ISAB with its members and other stakeholders.

The Executive Support Office is located at The ISAB’s headquarters and is headed by The ISAB Secretary, who is appointed by, and reports directly to, the Board of Directors (BoD).

MEETINGS OF THE ISAB

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the ordinary meeting of the General Assembly, normally held in March or April. The four British subbuteo associations and FISA host the meeting in rotation.
The AGM takes decisions related to the Laws of the Game and deals with any other relevant topics. During voting procedures, the British associations have one vote each and FISA has four votes. All decisions require a three‐quarter majority.
The decisions of the AGM regarding changes to the Laws of the Game are binding on confederations and national subbuteo associations as from 1 September following each meeting. However, competitions can implement any changes once they have been officially announced by The ISAB (normally within 4-6 weeks after an AGM) and competitions which have started before 1 September are permitted to delay implementing the changes until the end of the competition (at the latest) or to have an earlier start (exceptions normally on International Open Finals etc).

Annual Business Meeting (ABM)

The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) consults on proposed changes to the Laws of the Game presented by the Executive Support Office in collaboration with the Technical Subcommittee, and based on feedback provided by the Subbuteo Advisory Panel (SAP) and the Technology Advisory Panel (TAP). It decides which topics shall be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and decides on experimentation of proposed Law amendments before being considered for implementation.
The ABM is attended by the General Secretaries and technical experts of the five members of The ISAB as well as The ISAB’s Technical Director. The General Secretary of the association responsible for hosting the following AGM chairs the ABM, which normally takes place in November or December.

Meeting of Board of Directors (BoD)

Meetings of the Board of Directors (BoD) take place on a regular basis, at least once a year, to deal with all matters related to the administration, strategy and execution of ISABs responsibilities.

Subbuteo Advisory Panel (SAP) and Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) meetings

The Subbuteo Advisory Panel (SAP) and Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) meetings are held biannually usually in April after the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and in October or November before the Annual Business Meeting (ABM). During these meetings, potential Law changes and related topics are discussed in depth to provide The ISAB with expertise and insight before any ABM or AGM decisions are made.

Meetings of the Technical Subcommittee (TSC)

The Technical Subcommittee (TSC) meets on an ‘ad hoc’ basis, during which the group analyses and drafts potential amendments to, and interpretations of, the Laws of the Game and Practical Guidelines.