It recently happened in motorsport when a new motorsport association started (WOMZA) and MSA challenged them in court.
MSA lost the big court battle to WOMZA and both exist today.
B-Active you guys should look at this.
We have already looked into this. All the Multisport EO's in SA met a few months ago and had discussions with the Dept of Sport and Recreation. Unfortunately Motorsport got away with it through a technicality, but we have been assured from Sascoc that no other national body can be formed and will be recognised by them.
( "So what do we get for being registered TSA athletes? we help TSA raise the profile of the sport? negotiating power with sponsors? what sponsors?? TSA has never brought any sponsors to the sport. if it wasn't for the Lotto grant (and we know why they got that) and of course the sanction fees and day license fees they charge the event organisers they would be broke. i have never seen another governing body that does so little for their respective sports. their only concern is money!! being a member of TSA means absolutely nothing just ask Dan Hugo" )
- We couldn't agree more on this. We (EO's) have been made the sole funders for TSA (as Lotto pays for equipment) and we are not happy about being the cash flow for a national body, Sponsors should be sort by them to boost the sport.
Anyway, this is only something new to you, but we have been battling this for over 18 months now with TSA and no joy, so rather than working against then, we are now trying to work with them... sort of!
Come 1st Sept 2012 buy an annualy TSA lic and lets hope that if we get enough registered athletes the TSA charges on events will drop and we can keep our entry fees down!!