Administration

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The BSA administration conducts BSA’s business and has been based at the House of Belgian Subbuteo in Brussels, since 2017.

The House of Belgian Subbuteo in Brussels

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Under the direction of BSA General Secretary nameXXXXXXX, the BSA administration conducts BSA’s business.

Its duties include implementation of the decisions of each BSA Congress, the BSA Executive Committee and the President; preparation of congresses and conferences, as well as meetings of the BSA Executive Committee and other committees; taking minutes of congresses and conferences, as well as of meetings of the BSA Executive Committee and other committees; execution of BSA’s operational business; keeping the books of BSA, and public relations work.

BSA’s administration is based at the House of Belgian Subbuteo in Brussels, which was inaugurated on 1 January 2017 and officially opened for work on 1 March 2017. BSA had known several homes before the House of Belgian Subbuteo with a variety of moves within the city in 19xx and 19xx; and provisional offices between 19xx, 19xx and December 2016. The venues involved were: xxxxxxxx and xxxxx.

As of the end of December 2020, numberxxx permanent and fixed-term contract staff – including administrators, lawyers, secretaries, coaches, media and ICT specialists, translators – are employed at BSA’s administrative campus.

The xxxxxname building was opened in 2017 © subbuteoBelgium.com

In March 2017, a new BSA administrative building was inaugurated in Brussels and enabled BSA to bring together some of its staff members who had been based at different sites xxxxshape in shape, the xxxxnumber-level building meets high ecological and environmental standards.

In April 2017, BSA highlighted its commitment to its home city of Brussels and further developing Belgian Subbuteo by taking over the management of the xxxxname Sports Centre xxxx location BSA’s headquarters. The stadium includes a main football pitch – which has been used for training by prominent club and national teams – as well as other facilities and a restaurant.

BSA uses the xxxxname complex for its own events, and has also set up a Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) for young match officials.

General Secretary: xxxxxxname

Nationality: Belgian
Date of Birth: xx xx xxxx
Current BSA role: General Secretary

Photo xxxxname, BSA General Secretary © subbuteoBelgium.com

• xxxxxcity-born xxxname xxxxname joined BSA in January 2017 as director of the national associations division, with his main role being to support the 43 (back then 11) BSA member associations in the overall development of subbuteo from both a strategic and operational perspective.

Previous BSA roles

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Finance

BSA’s Finance division is responsible for managing the overall accounting, treasury, controlling and financial reporting of BSA and its affiliated companies. It delivers value through operating efficiently and effectively supports other divisions in financial matters proactively.

The Finance division plays an important role in safeguarding BSA’s assets to minimise risk of financial loss. Duties also include managing internal controls to mitigate risk; creating and presenting relevant and unbiased financial reports to internal and external parties such as national associations. IT financial reporting tools provide high-quality information that support BSA’s strategic management initiatives such as strategic financial outlook, budgets and forecasts.

Reports
2017/18 BSA Financial Report
2017/18 BSA Financial Report – annex

Competitions

Over four decades, BSA’s competitions have enthralled spectators, produced a catalogue of matches and goals to remember, highlighted the talents of countless brilliant men and women Subbuteo players, and given endless proof of why Subbuteo is the most popular table football sport in the world.

Xxxxxcounty name celebrate winning BSA Teams National Cup 2019 © subbuteoBelgium.com

BSA stages 18 Subbuteo competitions, from the elite tournaments such as the BSA Championships and the top club competitions, through the competitions for youth and amateur players, to Subbuteo mini competitions and the flourishing competitions for women and girls.

The BSA Belgian Championship is among the top sporting spectacles in Belgium, along with the BSA Belgian International Open. Held every year, and featuring all Belgian member players, teams & clubs from 2017, sees many of Europe’s best Subbuteo players on show in a glittering celebration of national Subbuteo.

A new national competition kicked off in September 2018. The BSA Inter-Regional Championships reflects the wish of BSA and its 8 member Regions to enhance the quality and standing of Regional Subbuteo across the Country.

BSA’s major club competition, the BSA Super League, not only have irresistible appeal for the fans, they are also greatly attractive in commercial terms. The National Super League trophy is the silverware that the top players in the Country want to win, as the competition has become the blue-riband National club Subbuteo spectacle.

The BSA Super Cup, an individual competition (singles) brings together the previous season’s winner of the top Division against the National Cup winner (comes out of the County Area/County/Regional/National Cup annually process) in a showpiece occasion which heralds the start of each new campaign.

The BSA Cup trophy, the BSA Super Cup and the BSA Championships trophy © subbuteoBelgium.com

Many of the players who take part in the BSA Belgian Under-20 Championship for individuals have already gained experience in the BSA club competitions, and a select few are knocking on the door for inclusion in their senior national teams. The competition has established itself as an attraction for fans in its own right.

The superstars of tomorrow are ripe for discovery in the male youth competitions, the BSA Belgian Under-17 Championship and BSA Belgian Under-15 Championship. The U17 competition has featured a host of players that have gone on to fame and glory in the following years, while the U15 event offers an exciting first glimpse of youthful Subbuteo talent.

BSA has also given young players a fresh initiative to shine through the launching in 2018/19 of the BSA Youth League. The first trial season featured the youth teams of the 16 participating clubs in the BSA Super League. From 2019/20, the BSA Youth League became a permanent BSA competition and was extended to 64 teams, enabling the inclusion of youth domestic champions.

Amateur players are not forgotten in BSA’s competition portfolio. The BSA Inter- Counties Championship involves county level comprising players who relish the opportunity to perform on the National stage.

Subbuteo Mini is now a successful sector of Subbuteo with its own clear identity. The national-team Subbuteo Mini EURO, the final round of which is held every year, is now attracting record attendances at final-round matches, as well as media coverage and commercial support, and the BSA Subbuteo Mini Super League for club teams is taking on ever-increasing importance, given that Subbuteo Mini is constantly evolving as a sport since its introduction by world body FISA as a new discipline in 2017. Strategic decisions by UESA also led to the launching of two new competitions in 2020/21 – the UESA Women’s Subbuteo Mini EURO and the UESA Under-17 Subbuteo Mini EURO.  

The xxxxxxxnationalteam won UESA Women’s EURO 2017 © subbuteoBelgium.com

Women’s Subbuteo Mini is turning out to be a fantastic success story, and BSA’s work in this sector has paid handsome dividends, with the women’s game striding forward as a sporting and public attraction. Every year, the top Belgian women players strive for glory in the BSA Belgian Women’s Championship final round, which sees many players become household names and the quality benchmark for women’s national team Subbuteo set higher with each edition.

The top players and many promising youngsters also make their mark at club level each season in the BSA Women’s Super League. After being staged for a number of years in the same city as the men’s BSA Super League final, the match now has its own separate venue, giving the event even greater exposure. 

More and more girls are being attracted to Subbuteo, and those who have excelled find their way into their national youth teams and potential participation in the BSA Belgian Women’s Under-17 Championship and BSA Belgian Women’s Under-15 Championship. Each edition of the two competitions brings an evolution of tactical and technical skills, and projects the top women’s players of the future into the spotlight, as well as providing an important pathway in the young players’ development.

Subbuteo & Football links are well demonstrated by the strong relationships between UESA & UEFA in every single aspect of the two sports. As part of that interaction BSA does follow actions & activities of the leading Sport, Football. BSA then hosts or in reality replicates all Belgian Football Association competitions. Please visit Belgian f a for further information

Regions / Counties

Since its foundation in xxxxx, in 1970’s, but especially after its re-establishment in 2017 the relationship between BSA and its member regional & county associations has been the cornerstone of BSA’s work in the development of Subbuteo. In recent years, BSA has strengthened its relations and dialogue with a growing number of stakeholders, but the bond between the Belgian governing body and its members remains a key priority and is considered unshakeable.

BSA’s name is the Belgian Subbuteo Association. The body is an association of associations and works together with, represents, defends the interests of, and provides invaluable assistance to its member associations (Counties & Regions).

BSA’s member associations represented in paintings in the House of Belgian Subbuteo and xxxbuildingname © subbuteoBelgium.com

In 1981, BSA began with Single Players and xx equivalent to today’s Regional Club status club members. Today, 52 Subbuteo associations from across the Country are BSA members. Large or small, each county can benefit from development funding, expert assistance and guidance. In turn, each association plays a vital role providing input and feedback within BSA’s decision-making process, through representation on BSA’s committees and expert panels. In addition, the associations cooperate in a variety of specific BSA sectors of activity to exchange information and create Subbuteo good practices.

BSA’s work both with and for its member associations is centralised within the BSA Regional & County division located at the Belgian House of Subbuteo in Brussels. The division, headed by director of County Associations xxxxxname, is the nerve centre for a wide variety of activities and events.

The relationship is a successful and mutually rewarding one – BSA and its associations work hand in hand for the overall well-being and development of Belgian Subbuteo.

© 2017-2021 BSA. All rights reserved.Last updated: Friday 27 November 2020

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