Eastern Cycling Club move to AusCycling
Eastern Cycling Club Inc. held a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Wednesday 18th November 2020.
The ECC committee had already unanimously endorsed to move to AusCycling. The SGM was an opportunity for the members to come together & ask the committee any questions & also cast their vote. We had 25 members attend the meeting & 7 proxy votes. The vote to move ECC to AusCycling was passed unanimously.
ECC club racing is Business As Usual. Nothing will change in the short to medium term other than COVID safety requirements.
Ms Marne Fechner, Chief Executive at Netball Australia has been appointed as inaugural Chief Executive of AusCycling.
Ms Fechner will commence her new role as of 1st February, she will have a mandate to develop AusCycling with a new, unified sporting model that will benefit the entire cycling community from commuters, families and recreational riders to the elite, as well as a network of more than 550 clubs.
Ms Fechner is the ideal leader for a major National Sporting Organisation, particularly one that represents the most significant governance reform in Australian sport for many years and is the country’s biggest participation sport. AusCycling Chair, Duncan Murray commented “during her tenure at Netball Australia, Marne more than doubled revenue, grew the professional league, and led substantial organisational redesign and cultural change. In Marne, we have found a world-class operator to unlock cycling’s potential. She will be fabulous, and we are very excited”.
Speaking about her new role, Fechner added “I’m really excited to accept the role of CEO of AusCycling. The opportunities offered by the new structure are vast and I look forward to working on behalf of every cyclist – from the nervous first-timers to our Commonwealth and Olympic Games teams……. The explosion in bike sales during the COVID19 pandemic and the incredible potential of e-sports and virtual cycling means more Australians than ever before can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of riding.”
Source – AusCycling website.